The Tenement Trail takes place in Glasgow this Saturday (8th October). A&A has picked out 5 bands you should see.
The annual Tenement Trail takes place in various venues around Glasgow this weekend. The line-up is packed full of Alive & Amplified favourites. Usually on these blogs I picked out bands like Be Charlotte, The Van T’s, Indigo Velvet and The Vegan Leather… by the way you should see all of these bands too… but I am going to select 5 bands that I haven’t recommend you see in the past as most of these are pretty new to me too.
So in alphabetical order…
Ava Love – The Priory – 7:45pm
It’s very difficult to write about Ava Love as they are so brand new that they are actually playing their first ever gig at Sneaky Pete’s as I write this blog. It’s easier just to let the music do the talking with this one. Debut track ‘Subterrenean’ is available now. Feel the 80’s vibes.
Declan Welsh – Broadcast – 8pm
East Kilbride based singer songwriter first came to my attention when I heard his Poem ‘Lads’ on the XpoNorth Spotify playlist. It was cracking piece of work and I went and found me. Great lyrics along with a confident swagger creates a cracking debut EP ‘Alright’ Now known as Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, the next single ‘Parasan’ is out in December.
Five Cousins – The Priory – 9:15pm
I saw these guy in Edinburgh a few weeks back as part of the Hit The Road tour with Skjor & November Lights and they were very good live. Five Cousins are a young pop-rock band, from Renfrew. They’ve supported Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Brian Nash, and Esperanza as well as playing venues like King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow.
HQFU – Flat 0/1 – 10:40pm
I played CA$HLE$$ LIP$ by HQFU on the old radio show on Shore Radio ages ago. It’s a cracker of a tune and the self-titled mini album is one of my favourites of 2016. Sarah J Stanley started out on the folk circuit in Scotland but has made her name recently as one of the best electronic artists in the country. This is one to dance at
SHVLLOWS – The Prory – 5:15pm
SHVLLOWS are one of my favorite new bands to come out of Edinburgh. Debut single ‘Shake’ was incredible and the follow-up ‘Zurich’ is a former Track Of The Week at Alive & Amplified. If you aren’t going to Tenement Trail (why not?) You can see SHVLLOWS in The Mash House on 15th October when they launch this single.
Tickete are available from the Tenement Trail Website for £20 + Booking fee
Tenement Trail, Various Venues, Glasgow, 8th October, £22