We are back, about fucking time huh?
Just after Halloween we will be playing two shows, the first in the 13th note Glasgow with the excellent In Wrecks, our dearly departed bass player Adam’s new band Ice Sea Dead People and the acoustic wonder of Craig Swan. Formerly of The Whisky Works.
The second show will be in the Tyne Bar in Newcastle, a city that has always been kind to us. We are still hoping to book a few others around this, if anyone in Manchester/Leeds or Nottingham can help us out!
These shows will be the first for our new bass player Fraser Welsh. Please make the handsome bastard feel welcome.
Alan also makes his return on a guitar after his exploits in the Amazon and beyond……
Tonight’s show is delayed by an hour; pretty straight forward explanation really. As soon as the clock strikes 8.30pm, the show is brought into fruition by Bakewell’s The Hipshakes. The garage punk four-piece have been going for just over a decade now, and this reviewer can’t make heads or tails of them. They are charmingly brash in their raw pop delivery, but the disjointed melodies go over your head. It’s a conundrum to decide whether you think they’re good or not. Regardless, for an opening band they help to open the doors for the forthcoming proceedings. (3/5)
Offering a more consistent blow to the senses, Doctrines are on tip top form this evening. Channelling the spirit of D.C. legends Rites of Spring with a sprinkling of 90s emo, the band are vocally raw and wonderfully woven in tone. Judging from the reactions at the front, the band has planted their seeds well, especially on the back of their recent album ‘ANX’. This post hardcore quartet is solid in their performance and songwriting, so it’d be a good idea to keep an eye out for them. (4/5)
Well this is a lovely review of Adam’s send off, glad they liked despite the noted sound issues!
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