First things first… you know how we love to promote the musical outposts – love a bit of novelty value, er, I mean, service the under-appreciated and forgotten areas of the musical landscape. Well, in Scotland this week, Brave Yesterday, who are from Jersey.
They visit Glasgow – playing the Attic on Tuesday September 17- Garage Attic, then to Edinburgh Bannermans on Wed 18th, Inverness Hootenany on the 19th, and on Friday 20th, The Windy Ha in, yes, Saltcoats.
Also on Tuesday, at King Tut’s, fresh from the No, 6 Festival, grandfathers of art-pop, Wire. Or Wire 213 as they seem to have renamed themselves.
Everyone’s favourite slacker fuzzpop act The Yawns embark on a European tour, but first, say adieu with a show at the Glad Cafe on Glasgow’s Southside.
They will get an aural kick up the bahookie with their guests for the evening – Rungs (who may contain ex members of Take A Worm For A Walk Week, Lapsus Linguae and Project:venhell and are every bit as scarily noisy as that provenance suggests). Also on the bill, Mirror Parties, a new act who are described as “Mystery outsider pop.”
Speaking of which… you want outposts, how about Larbert? The Beat (or what remains of them, pretty much just Ranking Roger) are at the Dobbie Hall in Larbert, on Thursday 19th Sept. Making the journey even more worthwhile is the fact that A Band Called Quinn support.
Also on Thursday, September 19th Laetitia Sadier (ex-Stereolab) plays at roadcast in Glasgow (an apt venue as I once saw Stereolab supported by Broadcast. The two events are unrelated). Support comes from Adam Stafford, and it’s part of the current No Mean City Americana festival.
And in Embra on Thurs, at the Electric Circus, Fat Goth, United Fruit, Hey Enemy and Vasquez. That’s part of the wee launch tour – Glasgow Friday, Dundee on Saturday – for the Marie Curie fundraising album Human Is Not Alone.
Last of the gigs – Monotreme Records standard bearers (actually, I should cehck they’re still with them) 65daysofstatic.
And since we were given a link, here’s a video from Brave Yesterday.