by Siobhanne Beattie / December 8th 2016 / No Comment
Dundee-based indie rockers, The View have announced a string of very special gigs at Glasgow’s King Tut’sWah Wah Hut in early 2017 to celebrate their 10th Anniversary.
“A Decade Of Dreams, Romance & Excess” will see the band play FOUR consecutive nights at the legendary Glasgow venue, kicking off on Sunday 19th February 2017 and concluding on Wednesday 22nd February2017; the shows coincide with the 10 year Anniversary of their debut LP, “Hats Off To The Buskers”, which dropped in January 2007 and spawned the singles, “Same Jeans”, “Wasted Little DJs” and “Face For TheRadio”.
The View have gone on to release a further four studio albums, including 2009’s “Which Bitch?” which featured a collaboration with fellow Scot, Paolo Nutini, 2011’s “Bread & Circuses”, 2012’s “Cheeky For AReason” and latest LP, “Ropewalk” which dropped in September last year. The band’s “Greatest Hits” compilation, “Seven Year Setlist” was released in 2013 with frontman, Kyle Falconer saying, “Over the years there’s been four studio albums, thousands of gigs, too much vodka and loads of memories on this crazy rock ‘n’ roll journey. So we wanted to create an album that was kinda like stopping and looking back over the years, with a few new tracks too. That’s the Seven Year Setlist.”
While the band have undoubtedly notched up more than their fair share of hit singles and controversial headlines in the past decade, they are known (and loved) for their infectious, raw and unpredictable live gigs, making this mini-celebration unmissable!
Tickets go on-sale on Friday 9th December 2016 @ 9am
by Siobhanne Beattie / November 16th 2016 / No Comment
Ahead of their EP launch this weekend in Glasgow, we caught up with The Dead Settlers frontman, RichardFreed to chat influences, EP expectations and future plans . . .
Who are The Dead Settlers?
The Dead Settlers are a 4-piece indie rock band from the southside of Glasgow who formed in 2013.
How did the band initially come together?
I had been writing songs for years, and put an advert on Gumtree looking for a bassist and drummer to start a band. Scott, our bassist, replied asking if I’d like to try out for his band who were looking for a new singer. Their style and influences were exactly the same as mine, and the rest is history!
Describe your sound in 3 words . . .
Catchy, edgy and fun.
Who or what influences you to make music?
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly. I’d say personally my biggest influences are classic British rock bands such as TheBeatles and Led Zeppelin, 90s britpop acts like Oasis, Blur, Radiohead and Supergrass, as well as more contemporary rock acts like Franz Ferdinand, The Fratellis, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian.
What was your aim when recording your new EP?
Our aim was to showcase a few of our songs and get our sound out there. We want it to promote our band and help continue to expand our fanbase.
Do you feel you achieved this?
We are very happy with the quality of the recordings, and the reaction to the EP so far has been extremely positive. We’re excited to see what happens next!
What does the rest of 2016 have in-store for you?
We’re hosting our EP launch night at Audio in Glasgow on Friday (18th November 2016). We have two very talented Glasgow indie bands, The Rain Experiment and The Hazy Shades supporting us so it should be a really great night. After that we’re going back into the studio at the beginning of December to record our next single, “The Sun” which will be available in early 2017. We also have a couple of live radio sessions in December to promote the EP, so a pretty busy month. We’ve got some exciting news for January that we can’t announce just yet, unfortunately but it’ll be another significant milestone in the band’s journey that we’re all really excited about!
The Dead Settlers launch their BRAND NEW EP, “Burn With Me” at Audio on Friday 18th November 2016.
by Siobhanne Beattie / November 14th 2016 / No Comment
Gigs This Week
LA-born singer/songwriter, Beth Hart is scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 Academy tonight (Monday 14thNovember 2016). Hart is out in support of her latest LP, “Fire On The Floor”. Support comes from ColinJames.
The Art School plays host to Joan Wasser tonight (Monday 14th November 2016). Wasser, better known as Joan As Police Woman, released her latest LP, “Let It Be You” last month. Support comes from BenjaminLazar Davis and Fil Bo Riva.
Alt-rockers, Walking On Cars are at Glasgow’s QMU tonight (Monday 14th November 2016). The band, from County Kerry, Ireland released their debut LP, “Everything This Way” in January of this year. Support comes from Tor Miller.
Oran Mor plays host to Laura Mvula on Tuesday (15th November 2016). Mvula released her latest LP, “The Dreaming Room” in June of this year; it followed her 2013 debut, “Sing To The Moon”. Support comes from Oliver St Louis.
Italian/English acoustic performer, Jack Savoretti is scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Tuesday (15th November 2016). Savoretti released his fifth studio album, “Sleep No More” this year. Support comes from JONES.
Glasgow’s Garage plays host to Italian goth metal band, Lacuna Coil on Tuesday (15th November 2016). The band, who initially formed in 1994, are out in support of their eighth studio effort, “Delirium” which dropped this year. Support comes from Forever Still and G.O.D.
Simply Red are celebrating 25 Years since the release of their fourth studio LP, “Stars” which was released in September 1991. The album spawned the singles, “Something Got Me Started”, title track, “Stars”, “ForYour Babies” and “Your Mirror”. The band, who formed in 1985, have sold over 50 million albums worldwide.
American rockers, Dinosaur Jr are scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Thursday (17th November2016). The band, from Massachusetts, formed in 1984 and released their 11th studio album, “Give A Glimpse OfWhat Yer Not” in May of this year.
Glasgow’s Barrowland have punk duo, Slaves live onstage on Friday (18th November 2016). Slaves, aka Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman, released their second studio effort, “Take Control” in September of this year; it followed their 2015 debut, “Are You Satisfied?”
Mancunian indie rockers, Courteeners take on Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Saturday (19th November 2016). The band have released five studio LPs since forming in 2006, the most recent being, “Mapping TheRendezvous” which dropped last month. Support comes from The View and Clean Cut Kid.
Glasgow’s 02 Academy play host to electro-duo, Chase & Status on Saturday (19th November 2016). The pair, Saul Milton and Will Kennard, formed in 2003 and have released three studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2013’s “Brand New Machine”.
Punk rockers, The Damned are at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Sunday (20th November 2016) in celebration of their 40th Anniversary. The band, who formed in 1976, released their latest LP, “So, Who’s Paranoid?” in 2008 with new music confirmed for the near future.
Jess Glynne makes her SSE Hydro debut on Monday (21st November 2016). Glynne, who released her debut LP, “I Cry When I Laugh” in August 2015; it features the singles, “Hold My Hand”, “Right Here” and “Take Me Home”.
Indie rockers, The Front Bottoms are at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Monday (21st November 2016). The band, from New Jersey, formed in 2007 and have released five studio LPs, the most recent being 2015’s “Back On Top”.