First of all happy New Year to you all...
Lots to talk about in this newsletter for once! We've finally managed to get a couple of gigs sorted. Its worth noting that its been three years since we played in Glasgow will the full line up so if you do fancy coming along, please do as this may be your only chance for a while!
We will be releasing 'New Life' as the next single. This will be downloadable for £3 only and you can get this from our bandcamp site.
The EP includes remixes by FOUND, Onthefly & Little Victories and Viva Stereo cover versions by Lonely Tourist and Iona Marshall, and to celebrate out tenth year as band a special new 2012 version of 'Jesus Son' mixed by Derek O?Neill.
Sat Feb 18th - ABC2 Glasgow
Sat Feb 25th - Firebug, Leicester(part of Biff Bang Pow club night)
Saturday February 18th 2012
Glasgow ABC2 Sauchiehall Street
This is our first Glasgow gig in a couple of years and falls on the tenth anniversary of our very first Glasgow gig back in 2002 at Sleazies.
The full line up for the night is:
Please note this is an early show with the first act going onstage at 7.30pm, last band on at 9.15pm. Over 14?s are allowed in but do need to be accompanied by an adult. Tickets cost £6 and are available from:
Viva Stereo - Viva Stereo's first gig in Glasgow since 2008, the band will be playing songs from their latest album 'Endure the Dark to See The Stars'. The core line up of Viva Stereo will be joined by Gav Brown on live drums, Derek O?Neill on keys and Katie Duffy on violin. If it takes us that long to sort out a gig then we'd recommend you get along to this one as it may be sometime before we play again!
Found - Chemikal Undergound signing's FOUND - Fence Collective members FOUND signed to Chemikal Underground last year and released a cracking album called 'Factorycraft'. If you haven't checked this band out yet then you are missing out. Last year they have toured with The Phantom Band, played in India with King Creosote and released a 7" single available on playable chocolate!
"Much like kindred spirits The Beta Band once did, this is a band plugging the gap between pop finesse and esoteric art school gristle without reverting to gimmicks or cliché. And, for Found, that?s very little to be surprised about" ? Drowned in Sound
Lonely Tourist - We first met Paul Tierney aka Lonely Tourist when he was a member of Scottish indie band Odeon Beat Club back in 2002. Viva Stereo played their first ever gig at King Tuts with Odeon Beat Club and we stayed friends ever since. Odeon Beat Club split up in 2008 with Paul starting his solo project Lonely Tourist and relocating to Bristol. A firm favorite in the Bristol Scene Lonely Tourist released his debut album this year which has never been far from the Viva Stereo er..stereo's...
"fine songwriting...finely textured and fully band-backed" - Venue Magazine
'an album which has real hidden depths' - Is This Music
"'clever, funny and eminently listenable" - SHOFT website
Saturday February 25th 2012
As some of you may know our singer Stuart moved to Leicester a few years ago now so we?ve decided to head down and play a gig down there.
We'll be playing Firebug in Leicester on Saturday February 25th. This is part of Stuart?s 'Biff Bang Pow' club night that he has been running for the past 4 years so should be a cracker. Also on the bill are local faves Daylight Frequencies and Parliament of Bats. £4 on the door. 8pm-11pm Bands, 11pm-3am DJ's.
Ok, that's all for now. Hopefully see you at the gigs!