Glasgow's Laura St. Jude will be performing a special one off show where her new album, set for release in early 2017, will be played in its entirety live.
Friday 12th August // Broadcast Glasgow
Doors 7PM // 18+
Free Entry // Facebook Event
Dark, raw post-punk three-piece Baby Strange and exciting, electro-pop White are widely considered two of Scotland's hottest bands right now. They co-headline Glasgow's O2 ABC on Friday 16th December with support from The Ninth Wave and The Cut.
Living Body + CHUMP + Closet Organ + Election Year
Broadcast, Glasgow Living Body is the new project from Leeds-based Chicagoan Jeff T. Smith (formerly, Juffage) featuring longtime collaborators Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin, Wild Beasts, Sleater-Kinney) and Tom Evans (Vessels). Rising from the ashes of their acclaimed “Sonic Cauldron” concert at Left Bank Leeds in 2013, the group is now augmented by new and additional live members Alice Rowan (Mayshe-Mayshe) & Sarah Statham (Esper Scout). Expanding on the need for music to bring joy into the lives of others, and Smith’s fascination with the contortion of the pop song into a uniquely imaginative and immediate form, Living body aims to exist in a world of skin and information overload in 2016.
Broadcast, Glasgow The band’s debut album is intent on dismantling the ideas western listeners have about popularized Tuareg music. This new wave of Tuareg musicians sound very different to the desert distortion that accompanies groups like Mdou Moctar or Group Inerane. Instead, it finds a calm and passionate soul, provides sumptuous slow burners, and a complexity of composition that hasn’t been demonstrated by previous music exported from the Saharan people’s musical repertoire.
Even if the band has a direct DNA link to trail blazers Tinariwen - (Eyadou Ag Leche of Tinawiren is a cousin of frontman Sadam, and guided their evolution and produced and co-wrote several songs on this album), their poetry and flow has a more integrally urban base than the ancestral tamashek poetry and traditional rhythms of their elders, Tinariwen. Instead they offer something much more fresh and intricate; there is a lot of sensitivity and space in these jams, a lot of room for your mind to ponder and drift.
This intimacy of Imarhan’s sound is no coincidence. In the language of the Kel Tamashek people ‘Imarhan’ means ‘the ones I care about’ - Iyad Moussa Ben Abderahmane aka Sadam, Tahar Khaldi, Hicham Bouhasse, Haiballah Akhamouk and Abdelkader Ourzig all grew up near each other in Tamanrasset, Southern Algeria, in a Tuareg community of Northern Malian descent. The giant divide between their spiritual home and physical home is heard in their tracks: the funkier groove of Western Africa, the emptier, subtle tones of Saharan Traditional folk music and the fire and romance of Algerian Rai music. No other Tuareg release to date has had such a variance of rhythms, tempo and feeling.
Imarhan’s record is a heads-up to anyone who thought Tuareg music as just one thing: it’s an invitation to closer listening and also an album that will stay fresh for a long time and influence those from the Sahara and beyond.
Jimmy 'Trash' Alexander
Broadcast, Glasgow Show Me The Body are a Queens hardcore/hip-hop hybrid whose membership runs in the same circles as Ratking. Their song “Body War” is a hulking, skronking beast that churns its way through several distinct crushing grooves. Its video’s dark flurry of subway breakdancing is visceral in a different way. The clip is a tribute to “showtime kids,” dancers who perform for cash on trains throughout the city. Watch it below. [http://www.stereogum.com/1856890/show-me-the-body-body-war-video/mp3s/]
Broadcast, Glasgow Laura St. Jude is a romantic realist; she dredges the depths of melancholy without succumbing to the banalities of self-pity, showing the listener that hope is always present in the midst of darkness. The Glasgow based singer has toured extensively, providing guest vocals, guitar and percussion, as well as co-writing tracks, with the explosive yet short lived Amazing Snakeheads, while also releasing solo material with Off Label and Oligo Records. Laura's live band includes guitarist and former Snakeheads frontman Dale Barclay as well as bassist Roddie McGrath and drummer/backing vocalist Jennifer Hamilton.
Having completed recording of her debut album (due for release in early 2017) Laura will be performing a special one off show where the album will be played in its entirety live.
Dear Wormwood, the latest album from beloved brother and sister act The Oh Hellos, is out now. It was recorded, piece by piece, in the house where Maggie and Tyler live in San Marcos, TX, and much like The Oh Hellos' live performance, the album presents two alternating faces: at times delicate, intimate, affectionate; and at others, soaring and towering and joyfully explosive. Their influences range from Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens to The Middle East and the Muppets, bending and blending styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock.
Since forming, The Oh Hellos has earned a rightful reputation as a very special live act. The siblings are joined on stage by an often-epic ensemble—a rotating roster of pickers and players numbering as many as 13 at any given time.
The Oh Hellos are Maggie and Tyler Heath from Southern Texas. The two began making music together in 2011 with a song written for their mom’s birthday, followed later that year by their self-titled, self-produced, independently released EP. The 4-track recording featured the hit song “Hello My Old Heart” which received national airplay in the US and currently has over nine million streams on Spotify.
Broadcast, Glasgow Sweden’s Daniel Norgren from has been a bit of a hidden treasure since his 2006 debut album, Kerosene Dreams, but has since then released five LPs and and an EP, and performed in sold-out clubs and concert halls throughout the whole of Europe. Norgren has also toured alongside The Tallest Man On Earth and played impressive festival shows at Roskilde, End Of The Road, Into The Great Wide Open, and Le Guess Who?, as well as sold out performances at Paradiso Noord & TivoliVredenburg’s Pandora.
Norgren’s latest record, The Green Stone, (2015) takes the already converted down new, obscure paths, and if you haven’t heard about Daniel Norgren already—now is the time.
Electric Circus, Edinburgh Conceived and self-produced over the past year in a variety of locations, the ominous, compelling Will is a departure from 2013’s Alex Somers-produced Nepenthe. If that last record conjured images of gentle, thick fog rolling over desolate mountains, then Will is a late afternoon thunderstorm, a cathartic collision of sharp and soft textures that sounds looming and restorative all at once.
The electric current that runs through the album takes on various shapes of intoxicating instability. Featuring contributions from Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa), Dutch cellist Maarten Vos and percussionist, Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines, Beverly), Will is largely a product of ups and downs, a reflection of a life lived somewhere in between transience and standing still. The beguiling, beautifully complicated Will is the result of that curiosity, and proof of Barwick’s irresistibly engaging talent as a composer and vocalist.
Broadcast, Glasgow Kevin Morby is an American musician, singer and songwriter. Formerly known as the bassist of Woods and the frontman of The Babies, he began a solo career in 2013 releasing his debut album Harlem River with positive reviews. His second album Still Life was released the following year. A third album titled Singing Saw was released in 2016.
Broadcast, Glasgow Californian punk-rock band SWMRS return to the UK during a string of European tour dates later this year. The band released their angsty garage-rock debut album ‘Drive North’ earlier this year, and was produced by FIDLAR's Zac Carper.
The Jayhawks + Ethan Johns with the Black Eyed Dogs
The Art School
The Art School, Glasgow The Jayhawks are an American alternative country and country rock band that emerged from the Twin Cities music scene during the mid-1980s. They have made music in 4 different decades and are as vital now as they were in 1985. They definitely have earned their reputation as a true American treasure.
SWG3, Glasgow Since the early Nineties James Lavelle has been on a global roller coaster ride. It’s taken him from being an obsessive 18 year old indie record label boss to the heart of corporate record company darkness and back to the light with an array of dynamic visual adventures based around the collective musical experience of his UNKLE project.
The UNKLE crew has been populated by a bunch of serious players who have made a massive impact on the UK music scene and beyond. Tim Goldsworthy set up DFA records, Nick Huggett signed Adele, M.I.A and Dizzee Rascal, Damian Taylor is Bjork’s right hand person, Cameron Craig is a Grammy winning engineer and Jim Abiss and Paul Epworth are both producers at the top the game – think: Adele, Kasabian, Plan B, Florence & The Machine. Another UNKLE veteran Toby Feltwell went on to run Bathing Ape and Billionaire Boys Club with Nigo and Pharrell.
Herein lies the journey of a hip hop, subway art, Massive Attack obsessed kid from Oxford. It’s been a wild and mind expanding journey. His focus is always on the future. Watch this space.
Broadcast, Glasgow Described by the NME as one of “the busiest, buzziest bands” at SXSW 2015, The Parrots is a fresh-from- college young garage-surf trio from Madrid, that’s Rausing a commotion in the garage-surf- punk scene this year. NME highlighted them first as Buzz Band of the Week and has kept on championing them after seeing their now legendary live show, and many other international media are following them closely now, with rave reviews on The Line of Best Fit, DIY, Pigeons & Planes, Gold Flake Paint, to name but a few.
2015 has seen their first recordings on Burger Records, the perfect home for them: a split 7” with their best friends Hinds and the cassette version of their new EP, which is also released on 10” vinyl and digital worldwide via Luv Luv Luv Records from London (home to Splashh, Spector, The Garden, Fat Whites, and managers of Florence + The Machine).
A new limited 7”, released via Shacklewell Records and comprising two live favourites taken from their original 2013 demo will come out this next fall.
Broadcast, Glasgow The Lucid Dream formed in Carlisle, Cumbria, in 2008. A string of sold-out 7"s was followed by the debut longer player, 'Songs Of Lies and Deceit', in August 2013. The album gained critical acclaim from Uncut, Q, Rocksound, Clash, Classic Rock Magazine, and leading French culture magazine, 'Les Inrocks', to name a few. The Lucid Dream are currently working on their 3rd album, to be released September 2016. The first single from it, 'Bad Texan', was released in March 2016. It received further acclaim from Clash and BBC 6 Music (Lauren Laverne 'headphones moment of the day'), as well as airplay from Gideon Coe and a 4th session repeat on the station within a year.
*Sold Out* The Wedding Present – “Going, Going...” Audio-Visual Tour
The Art School
The Art School, Glasgow The Wedding Present will be releasing their widely anticipated ninth studio album on 2nd September 2016. 'Going, Going' will be a collection of twenty 'linked' tracks, each accompanied by a beautiful film.
Following it's release, the band will play five specially selected small venues across the UK in which they will perform 'Going, Going' in it's entirety, in front of a screen on to which the films will be projected.
Broadcast, Glasgow People often wonder why Philadelphia's NOTHING are so damn loud. In the case of many artists, the volume stems from a preoccupation with negativity, misanthropy and the human condition. But while NOTHING's attitude lines up with these ideas, their personality isn't one that the band picked from a list of cliches. Instead, it's one that's been molded by the band's own experiences, from family troubles and personal tragedy to a string of bad luck that Murphy's Law would balk at. And that volume, rather than a selling point, is the only way the band has been able to translate the difficulty of real-life events into musical form.
Broadcast, Glasgow Formed in Blackpool (Great Britain) by brothers Larry and Vin Cassidy in 1978. Section 25 were initially mentored by Joy Division, and went on to record four albums for Factory Records between 1980 and 1986. The first of these, Always Now, combined post-punk textures with spacey psychedelia, produced by Martin "Zero" Hannett. Their third, From The Hip, produced in 1984 by New Order's Bernard Sumner, explored electro terrain, and spawned the oft-sampled techno hit Looking From A Hilltop.
Now recognized as a leading genre band, Section 25 continue to play across the UK,Europe and America. The band contributed three tracks to the Warners/Rhino box set Factory Records: Communications 1978-1992, while the oft re-issued From The Hip was lauded as one of 1000 Albums To Hear Before You Die by The Guardian newspaper. The group also feature prominently in recent definitive Factory biography Shadowplayers.
Broadcast, Glasgow Júníus Meyvant is the artist name of Vestmann Islands born singer-songwriter Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson. As a young boy he was an eccentric to a small degree and he only loved two things, skateboarding and painting. Every now and then he asked the Muses if he should learn to play an instrument but his wild and free behavior terminated his dreams as he was quickly suspended out of music school. All through his teens he rambled on without even considering becoming a musician or even playing any instrument.
In his early twenties Unnar stumbled upon a beat up guitar at his parents’ house and started noodling around. By playing the guitar he managed to tame his inner beast and his sense for songs and melodies burst like rockets. The uncontrollable urge for writing music and constant flow of ideas kept him tossing and turning every night and day forever and a day. For a while he filtered his ideas through a band that didn’t live up to his creative requirements so he decided to undertake his alter ego Júníus Meyvant.
The sound of Júníus Meyvant is a rich and afflicted take on freaky folk pop with a familiar and soulful feel. The feeling you get from listening to Júníus equally as comfortable as resting under a thick wool blanket with a hot cup of cocoa in or even when one settles with an exotic beverage on a hot sandy beach far and away.
Electric Circus, Edinburgh Glasgow punk trio Baby Strange release debut album 'Want It Need It' on 2nd September and to celebrate, they'll be playing some special shows. Doors 7PM. 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).
Tunnels Aberdeen, Aberdeen Glasgow punk trio Baby Strange release debut album 'Want It Need It' on 2nd September and to celebrate, they'll be playing some special shows. Doors 7PM. 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).
Warehouse Falkirk, Falkirk Glasgow punk trio Baby Strange release debut album 'Want It Need It' on 2nd September and to celebrate, they'll be playing some special shows. Doors 7PM. 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).
Broadcast, Glasgow Outsider, Ouija psych pop super group, The Moonlandingz. The part-fictional studio project featuring members of the Fat White Family and Sheffield audio electronic taxidermists, the Eccentronic Research Council, bring their “Ultimate Realism Tour” to the UK this Summer.
Fat White Family frontman, Lias Saoudi relishes the thought of hitting the road with The Moonlandingz and becoming his alter Ego , Johnny Rocket, but what can we expect from the live shows? “A brief look at the world as it actually is. This is the ‘Ultimate Realism Tour'. These shows will take the futile embarrassment that is contemporary British life and embrace it relentlessly, passionately, pathetically!!” says Saoudi.
This latest collection of songs follows a newly 30-year-old Green as she carefully navigates a minefield of emotion. Her firm belief in true love is challenged by the inner turmoil caused by entering modern adulthood, but that doesn’t mean that her faith is defeated. With a nod to her heroes, sentimental SoCal punks The Descendents, Green too wonders what it will be like when she gets old. Throughout songs such as “Some People,” “Deeper Than Love,” and the illustrative title track, the listener has no choice but to feel the sympathetic growing pains of revelatory maturation and the anxieties that come along with it.
Sonically the album is a major change for the LA-based songwriter, who has come to be known for her homemade recordings and merchandise. Her past offerings have been purely Green; testaments to her self-sufficiency and, perhaps, trepidation. This time, she’s got a little help from her friends: the full band heard here includes JEFF the Brotherhood’s Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet’s Casey Weissbuch, who collaborated with Green over ten days at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN.
I Want to Grow Up is an experience, not unlike life: questioning, learning, taking risks. And in true CG fashion, a quote from a beloved 90s film seems the perfect summation: ”Understanding is reached only after confrontation.”
"TV" Official Video - https://youtu.be/O2VUAi-sIYM
O2 ABC, Glasgow Tickets now on sale via See Tickets, pclpresents.com, Tickets Scotland, Ripping Records and the O2 ABC Box Office.
"The Kills have unveiled the second music video from their highly anticipated fifth album, Ash & Ice. “Heart Of A Dog” premiered on the Coachella festival live stream immediately before the band’s blistering energetic performance on Friday evening. The video was directed by Sophie Muller who has worked with the band in the past (“U.R.A Fever,” “Cheap and Cheerful,” “Last Days of Magic” and “Satellite”). Ash & Ice will be released on June 3rd through Domino.
The band adds: We are very very especially pleased to release our new music video for “Heart of A Dog!” It was shot all day and into the night in Los Angeles by our dear friend, the tremendous talent, Sophie Muller. We love this video. Muscle cars and backflips. Palms trees and cacti. Dogs and dice. Neon and sunshine. We hope you love it as much as we do. VROOM VROOM. Love, The Kills. "
Saint Lukes , Glasgow * Tickets go on sale Friday 27th May at 10AM*
Beth Orton has been one of the most unique and beguiling voices in music for the past two decades. Her debut LP - Trailer Park - pioneered a synthesis of electronic and acoustic songs to huge acclaim. The follow up - Central Reservation - brought international success and the Brit Award for best British female. Further albums like the Jim O’Rourke produced Comfort of Strangers and 2012’s Sugaring Seasondeepened the breadth of her craft (Sugaring Season was described by Pitchfork as "ten songs of sweet resilience delivered by a voice of seemingly effortless expression”). Kidsticks is Beth’s sixth album.
The Garage, Glasgow The Portland metallers, who are readying the follow up to ‘Whales & Leeches’ for an autumn release on Relapse, will be joined by Torche and God Damn for shows in Brighton, London, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Southampton.
Broadcast, Glasgow Blasted grassland, the thin ribbon line of the freeway unspooling beneath wheels, skies stretched wide between mountaintop. It is dream music, foggy, atmospheric, the melodies you hear while you gazing out through fingerprint smeared windows into a constantly moving, metamorphing – landscape…. It makes sense then, that BRONCHO, born out of out a film project, its initial incarnation sparked when founder Ryan Lindsey was asked to create music, “to set to an early 80s punk film.” “That’s all I knew about it,” he remembers, “they were looking for songs that touched this era. And songs kept coming to me and turned something on inside of me artistically.” Lindsey found himself in the midst of prolific run of songs and he liked the idea “of starting out there and seeing where it could go.”.