Gig Preview: No Dancing


Coming up in a couple of weeks is a gig night that has a line up bursting with Aye Tunes favourites, plus a cracking wee poster. This combination means it gets a plug in advance, rather than just in the weekly gig guide.

The gig takes place on Friday 27th August in Stereo, and on the bill are Paws, Deathpodal, RM Hubbert and Adam Stafford. You can read a bit about and have a listen to them all below.

RM Hubbert

If you’d told me this time last year that one of my favourite albums of 2010 would be something roughly akin to post-rock flamenco I’d have nodded, smiled and backed away slowly, assuming you were insane or on fantastic drugs. I’d have been wrong though, RM Hubbert’s First & Last is one that has left a real impression on me this year, as you can see from my review of the album.
Hubbert’s live show is a sparse, beautifully melodic soundscape that has the ability to reduce entire venues to silent awe. If you aren’t silent there’s a good chance you’ll get a slap too.
Illness made me miss the last outing for Deathpodal live in Glasgow, something I’m still a bit grumpy about. Exu__Wow, the debut EP released earlier this year gathered a fair selection of praise from all quarters, including me, and deservedly so. On record Deathpodal make an exhilarating multi-layered mix of musical styles; everything from lo-fi punk to intricate post-rock, with noise and grunge sensibilities. I look forward to seeing how the full band do live.

Adam Stafford

Adam Stafford is label boss, film maker, and musician both as frontman of Y’all Is Fantasy Island and solo. Recent single Shot Down You Summer Wannabes is my favourite thing Adam has done, and as it is a free download you could do much worse than check it out. Be sure to check out his recent album of covers Music in the Mirabel, also available for free. Much of Adam’s recent output has been created using nothing more than his voice and a couple of loop pedals, making for a remarkable and unique sound, not to mention a riveting performance.
PAWS, at least according to their MySpace, consists of a small red panda cub; a polar bear cub and a grizzly bear cub. Relative newcomers, PAWS have already secured a few high profile supports with the likes of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Dum Dum Girls, and will be heading off on tour with No Age in October, as well as enjoying national airplay and a 6Music Session.
Debut single Violent Vicky Violet – another free download – is a catchy as Hell blast of lo-fi rock with hooks most pop bands would kill for. Also: handclaps. I’m a sucker for handclaps.
No Dancing takes place in Stereo on August 27th, entry is £5.