Gig Highlights – 3rd-9th April
This week’s gig highlights in Edinburgh. Amy Macdonald, Posable Action Figures, Ded Rabbit & Domiciles all play.
Rather than the usual gig guide, I have decided to write a bit about what is happening in Edinburgh this week so I’ve chosen 4 highlights. With the closure of Electric Circus last weekend it’s good to see that there is still enough going on in Edinburgh to keep live music fans busy.
Amy Macdonald – The Usher Hall – 5th April
Yeah I know this blog is usually reserved for up and coming bands and not multi-million album selling artists who have already sold-out the Usher Hall but I am a massive fan of Amy Macdonald and I think it’s important to highlight that, although I do prefer smaller gig, Edinburgh can still pull massive acts to its venues. Amy is currently touring her 4th album ‘Under Stars’ but I am sure the show will include fan favourites ‘Mr Rock n Roll’, ‘The Is The Life’ and ‘Slow It Down’.
Posable Action Figures + ForeignFox + The Motion Poets – Sneaky Pete’s – Thursday 6th April
Posable Action Figures have become one of my favourite live acts in Scotland after seeing them a few times last year. This gig sees them launch their next single ‘Hummingbird’. If you are a fan of garage blues rock 2-pieces like The White Stripes and Black Keys then you should definitely be coming along to this one. Vic Galloway of BBC Radio Scotland included them in his bands to watch in 2017. Get down early to see a cracking support bill of The Motion Poets and ForiegnFox. – TICKETS
Ded Rabbit + Ayakara + Young Jack – The Mash House – Friday 7th April
Originally hailing from Yorkshire, Ded Rabbit (Brothers Eugene, Donal, Eoin & Fergus Gaine) have well and truly settled in the capital. Having stole the show at Wide Days 2015, Ded Rabbit have gone from strength to strength touring up and down the UK, recently they have played in Spain and Portugal. They have also released a number of singles & EP’s. This is the launch night for the next release ‘Figurine’. Described in Scotland On Sunday by Olaf Furniss & Derick Mackinnon as having hints of The Housemartins and early Arctic Monkeys infused with a twist of funk and original lyrics. Again get out early to see the support acts. – TICKETS
Domiciles + Mike Geist – Sneaky Pete’s – Friday 7th April
Hypnotic, noise-driven psychedelic shoegaze from Scotland. – Need I write anymore? The powers at Glastonbury like it as Domiciles have recently been long-listed for the emerging talent slot at 2017’s festival. They played T In The Park and Tenement Trail in 2016 and have had quite an industry buzz since forming in 2015. They don’t play often so don’t miss out. – TICKETS