News 14/08/2012

Hey kids. Here’s what local bands have been saying for themselves/doing/releasing over the couple of days.

You only have a couple of days to enter Scooty and the Skyhooks competition to win two tickets to their show with Jools Holland on the 26th. Head over to their page, like it, scroll down a bit, share the thing it says to share, easy as pie.

Tomorrow night, that’s Wednesday, there’s a free gig in the Ironworks featuring Cleavers, Purple Divide, and Cactus and Cardigan. Your ears will be blasted and heads will bang. FREE FOR NOTHIN! And if you are a musician turn up at 5 as there’s a discussion on DIY music (without a label, not with hammers and that. Actually, possibly also with hammers and that with this lot).

While I’m on the subject of metal, one man… I have to do this properly as he likes the description. Mr Boom’s satanic love child, one man metal behemoth Desecrator stepped in for a set at Bella and the very tail end of that set is here on video. He is also looking to put on another Death Metal Tea Party kind of thing at The Greenhouse at Halloween so if you’re a metal band give him a shout. Last one was apparently a blast. AND he’s looking for a couple of extra shows for a mini tour he’s doing in September. Not sure on the area it’ll cover but if you host music and are up for being desecrated give him a shout.

He Slept on 57 have put the last of their merch bundles on sale. I assume there’s still some going. I’m skint so none for me, but you get a Ferris Wheel t-shirt, Childsmile single, A Glow From The Night Light EP, Turn Your Back On All We Know EP and a handful of badges and stickers for a tenner. That’s a hell of a deal. UPDATE: Only small and XL left. T-shirts obviously, the rest of the stuff is the same size.

Frontroom Unplugged aka Duncan Mckenzie has his Belladrum Round Up out. Sounds like he had a great time like everybody else, and a lot of love for the locals there.

Bogbain Farm are looking for staff. Bit of a weird post for this “column” it’s true, but I love the place and we all gotta work. Much worse places to earn your pay check. They’re also selling tickets now for Hogmanay. It’s sold out the last few years which is why I’m giving you a heads up. I have no idea what I’m doing for hogmanay but the Whisky River Band are playing there so it’s damned tempting. I’d essentially be homeless after, and while I could probably convince Yvonne and Bruce to let me camp in a nearby field I doubt that would be a good idea on January 1st…

And that’s it for this time. You can subscribe to this here blog below, the last couple of articles are also linked so have a look around, thanks very much for reading 😀

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