Just under two weeks to go until this, the first gig I’ve put on myself since I was about 18, so time to start gentle nudging you, my dear readers, into coming along. Give it another week or so and nudging will turn into begging, no doubt.
The gig takes place on Friday, January 21st in Stereo Cafe Bar, with doors opening at 7pm.
Playing on the night, and giving us an animal theme, are Boygirlanimalcolour, Kochka and Trapped Mice. Three bands I love and three bands that deserve to be heard.
Boygirlanimalcolour are an energetic bunch of youngsters hailing from Whitburn – so pretty much the polar opposites of my old, lazy self – with a fine line in infectious punky power pop. Perfect to get the head and feet moving on a Friday night.
Kochka are a band who I’ve long admired who after being quiet for a while started to kick it up a gear towards the end of 2011. They’ve been working on their debut album recently, so get yourself along to see them for a taster of what you can expect from that. Kochka describe themselves as “fucking art rock weirdness” and who am I to argue? Also, their cat related name, and song Black Cat, endeared them to The Tidal Wave of Indifference, who said “[Kochka] may well be the feline-loving Tidal Wave of Indifference’s favourite band of all time, just edging out Pussy Galore” which is good enough for me.
Trapped Mice hail from Edinburgh, and I think this is their first Glasgow gig. The fools, trusting me with their début. Unusually I’ve asked Trapped Mice to play without having ever seen them live for myself, so I’m every bit as curious about what they have up their sleeves as everyone else is. Trapped Mice have a quite folky influence, but don’t be fooled, they are more than comfortable with bringing the noise too.
All the bands offer something a bit different from each other. Not so much that your head will spin in confusion, but certainly enough that you won’t get bored by hearing the same style of song from every band playing.
To help with the “being heard” aspect in the run up to the gig I’ve put together a free three song sampler, which you can listen to down at the bottom of this post and download from Bandcamp.
Tickets are now on sale too. £3 in advance will get you a little something made by my own fair hand. Paying on the door will cost you a wee bit more, £5, so if you are a fan of saving some of that money for a beer go buy yourself tickets here.