05/04/10 – 11/04/10

Posted on April 2, 2010


This is going up a bit earlier than it usually would as it’s the easter weekend and I’ll be at the Hinterland Festival amongst other things getting suitably shitfaced. With it being a long weekend I’m probably not expecting to be back on a computer till Tuesday when the cleaning ladies in The Arches find me talking to a chair in some backroom.  Sounds fun n games. Anyhow here’s my hitlist for the next week:

Monday 5th

Over The Wall

Lunch time show for the new single, dubbed the ‘Single Lunch’ (you see what they did there?). Entry is free and the band will also provide complimentary sandwiches, which is rather nice of them. The duo have the tunes to back up their moustaches, and should see a good turn out for this.

Tuseday 6th

We Have Band + Boycotts

At the Captain’s Rest again, but why not as it’s a great wee venue. This time it’s We have Band who are touring in support of their upcoming album. Support for the night comes from Boycotts, who are producing some cracking indie-pop moments and would be worthy of the admission price alone. Tickets are 6 bux, which you can get here. The same line up hits Sneaky Pete’s the next night, so if you’re in Edinburgh look out for that one.

Wednesday 7th

Detour Scotland presents: The Void + The laFontaines + Oliver Stays + Stevie and the Moon

I’m a big fan of what the Detour Scotland guys are doing. Every month sees a series of launch nights for their podcast which is a great listen (see details here). The line up is top notch again so pop down for some of the best tunes around and the first peek at the video that goes with it.
Check out my review of Oliver Stays here.

Thursday 8th

The King Hats + The Miniature Dinosaurs + The Clyde + Pluse

The King Hats first Glasgow show in a wee while. Expect upbeat indie-punk full of hooks from the King Tut’s Recordings alumni. Tickets are 5 bux, and The Miniature Dinosaurs should provide some good listening too. Go to the Maggie Mays website for details.

Friday 9th

The Ray Summers

I caught these guys a wee while ago supporting Kassidy and they put on a good show, with a big sound and some quite off the wall arrangements and tunage. No word on support for the night, but I’ll update this as it’s released. Tickets and details here.

Saturday 10th

Three Blind Wolves + French Wives + The John Knox Sex Club Tribute

Ross Clark and the Scarfs Go Missing have had a revamp, now going by name Three Blind Wolves, and with the new name comes a new album. This is the launch night for ‘The Sound Of The Storm’ LP and the new recordings are sounding great so be sure to pick up the album on the night. French Wives are supporting so you’re getting 2 top notch bands, who sculpt their music in an original and uplifting manner, for just a fiver. Get your tickets here. Edinburgh folk can see the two bands play Sneaky Pete’s the night before.

P.S. have just seen that a third band The John Knox Sex Club Tribute are playing aswell and they sound a good reason to get down early.

Sunday 11th

Exposure Scotland Festival feat. Esperi + We break Mirrors + Headlight

I absolutely love Esperi and it was his name on the bill that brought this to my attention. Seeing him do Hearts part 2 at Wickerman last year completely blew me away, and I would urge everyone to check him out. This festival actually runs over 6 days, this being the 3rd,  and will also have sets from Julia and the Doogans, Aspen Tide, Dougie Gregg, .Scores and Trapped In kansas. Brilliant line up that will be split between The Captain’s Rest(4th+5th), Pivo Pivo(11th+12th) and Maggie Mays(13th+14th). Check the website for details.

See my Julia and the Doogans review here and Trapped In kansas review here.