London’s most infamous club night and rock-star hangout THIS FEELING ventures north of the border again with six brilliant Scots bands tipped for success in 2013, including …
Bill Ryder-Jones of The Coral fame’s boys (Bill has produced the bands debut LP), THE MERRYLEES… Jake Bugg’s favourite new band, THE BOSTON TEA PARTY… The Crib's favourite new band THE 10:04s, BLINDFOLDS, SELECTIVE SERVICE, DAVEY HORNE and THE HOLLOWS … Plus DJ sets from JOHN WEAN and Kyle Neary.
Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms(Feb 8th) – The Merrylees (live), The 10:04’s, Blindfolds (live), Davey Horne live), The Holy Ghosts (DJ set)
Maggie Mays Glasgow (Feb 9th) – The Merrylees (live), Selective Service (live), Davey Horne (live), The Hollows (live), The Boston Tea Party (live)
With a combination of great riffs and cool psychedelic Wild West influences THE MERRYLEES (picture attached), who have been recording an album with Bill Ryder Jones of The Coral-fame, produce moments of pure pop perfection. Their superb new single "For You" is released Feb 4th.
Indie/punk locals THE 10:04s (‘50 Quid is a cracking song’ XFM, ‘a musical breath of fresh air’ EVENING STANDARD) have been selling out venues with a sound drawing influences from bands like The Cribs, The Libertines and The Kinks.
BLINDFOLDS is a young band making big waves on the Glasgow scene with sleazy, fuzzed-up rock in the BRMC/T-Rex vein, full of attitude and energy. These boys have got some seriously catchy songs. Check out their Voodoo EP for proof.
DAVEY HORNE from Falkirk is the real deal – like a glorious mix of Neil Young and Ryan Adams, this guy knows how to craft a song. Soulful, bluesy and the band is just top quality.
With influences ranging from The Clash to The Specials and Grand Funk Railroad, Glasgow’s SELECTIVE SERVICE brew up an intoxicating blend of funky bass-lines and banging beats.
Local lads THE HOLLOWS are masters of that classic Mod rock sound made famous by The Who. Expect massive guitars and sheer rock and roll spirit.
THE BOSTON TEA PARTY, a blues/folk band from Dundee with heavy Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac influences, is a band that Jake Bugg just can’t enough of (‘really great, bluesy sound … took me by surprise when I saw them’).
Tickets £6 advance / £8 on the door