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The Xcerts' 10th Anniversary Gig

The Xcerts’ 10th Anniversary Gig

The Xcerts celebrate ten years of pop, noise, and mayhem with an intimate hometown party Where: Downstairs, Aberdeen When: 21/12/2013 Any band celebrating an anniversary with a special concert has two options: big or small....
Minus The Bear - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

Minus The Bear – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

The American math-rock masters return for a long-awaited UK tour. Where: Glasgow When: 27/04/2013 Tonight was all about making up for missed opportunities. Having loved Minus The Bear for several years I was blessed with...
Fang Island - Birthdays, Dalston

Fang Island – Birthdays, Dalston

Brooklyn based band impress at long-awaited UK headline show. Where: Dalston, East London When: 14/04/2013 Fang Island first came onto my radar back in the dying days of MySpace; summer 2010. Their debut self-titled album...
Frightened Rabbit - HMV Forum

Frightened Rabbit – HMV Forum

The Scots return to the capital with both style and substance. Where: Kentish Town, London When: 13/02/2013 The last time I saw Frightened Rabbit live in London was a mere five months ago, when the...
XFM Presents Biffy Clyro in aid of War Child

XFM Presents Biffy Clyro in aid of War Child

Biffy Clyro give London's Borderline a Magical, Wonderful, Biblical Experience Where: The Borderline, London When: 28/01/2013 It's not very often nowadays that Biffy Clyro can be found performing in a small club down a side...
The Twilight Sad - The Barrowlands, Glasgow

The Twilight Sad – The Barrowlands, Glasgow

Purveyors of indie gloom invent the best way to get flash-blindness and tinnitus ever. Where: The Barrowlands, Glasgow When: 15/12/2012 Once in a while a gig comes along that you feel you just have to...
Cancel The Astronauts - Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Cancel The Astronauts – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Cancel The Astronauts prove they can cut it outside of the studio. Where: Electric Circus, Edinburgh When: 30/11/2012 It takes more than just a brilliant album to convince UnderSong of your greatness. Following the release...
Passion Pit - The Forum, London

Passion Pit – The Forum, London

Squeaky electropop band bring their Gossamer tour to an adoring London audience. Where: The Forum, London When: 20/11/2012 This week American indie-electronica band Passion Pit took the stage at the Kentish Town Forum for the...
Twin Atlantic - HMV Picture House, Edinburgh

Twin Atlantic – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh

Scotland’s next big thing put their money where their mouth is. Where: HMV Picture House, Edinburgh When: 30/10/2012 Tonight marked the seventh time I have seen Twin Atlantic live so I went along not expecting...
Biffy Clyro - iTunes Festival

Biffy Clyro – iTunes Festival

Biffy Clyro take their live performance to new heights. Where: The Roundhouse, London When: 22/09/2012 I’m always a little sceptical about the iTunes Festival. It’s due to the double edged sword that is the ticket...
Biffy Clyro - O2 Academy Leeds

Biffy Clyro – O2 Academy Leeds

Biffy Clyro treat Leeds to a plethora of new material as well as some old favourites. Where: O2 Academy, Leeds When: 21/09/2012 The O2 Academy in Leeds is by no means a small venue but...
Frightened Rabbit - The Deaf Institute

Frightened Rabbit – The Deaf Institute

Definately better than Perth... maybe. Where: The Deaf Institute, Manchester When: 19/09/2012 Tonight Scotland's favourite indie folk rock ambassadors are honouring Manchester with their presence on a tour that nicely ties up with the release...