Our blog buddies over at The Pop Cop have managed to get hold of the running times for Saturday’s Hinterland Festival. Rather than rip off their scoop I’ll send you over there to have a look for yourself, then you can come back here and find out who I think is worth going to see.
[Update – The timetable has been officially released, you can find it at the bottom of the post]
[Update #2 – Some of the times for The Arches were incorrect, and have been changed. Also all the gigs at Rockers have moved to Ivory Blacks.]
Make Sparks kick off the day, and are a great band to start with. It helps that they are just about the only band I want to see that don’t clash with anyone else right enough. It’s very tempting to stay in Rockers once Make Sparks are done for Little Yellow Ukuleles and The Darien Venture, both big favourites round these parts, but instead I’ll be sprinting round the corner to The Sub Club for The Kays Lavelle. I’ve only caught the Kays live once before, so I’m looking forward to seeing them again.
From then on, things get tricky, as all the bands I want to see start to overlap.
Kitty The Lion would have been high on my list of bands to see, but they start 15 minutes before The Kays Lavelle finish, at the venue furthest away, so I’ll need to wait and see them another time.
Midnight Lion follow The Kays Lavelle at The Sub Club, so chances are I’ll be sticking around for a bit of them. Skipping out early will be required though, as there’s another dash around another corner to catch one of the must see bands of the day, Ambulances.
This is Ambulances first Glasgow gig, if I’m not mistaken, and one I’m looking forward to a lot.
From there things rapidly start to resemble a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Do you stay at The Arches for the always excellent French Wives? Skip back to The Sub Club for Johnny Foreigner, the only one of the “big” bands on the line-up that interest me? Or leg it to Pivo Pivo and hope you can squeeze in in time for Panda Su? The last option is the most likely for me, I do love me some Panda Su.
After that options start to thin out drastically, so I’ll be staying in Pivo Pivo for The Boy Who Trapped The Sun I reckon. My recent review of his Home EP might have been cranky, but I do like his songs and I’m keen to catch him live.
After that? Well, nothing really. Maybe a pint in MacSorley’s while Silver Columns do their last DJ set of the day. Everyone I want to see is crammed on early, all in competition with each other, leaving everyone playing after 22:30 as the ones I have no interest in. A surprisingly early return home is on the cards.
Also, if anyone happens to fancy a drink or two before things kick off on Saturday, do give me a shout. Myself and a couple of the other Scottish bloggers are planning a wee meet up, and everyone is welcome to come along for a drink and a blether. Where and when is still to be decided, but let us know if you feel like joining us.
ALSO myself and Peenko will have tickets on us for our gig on April 30th, so if you want one of those without wanting to buy one from here then let us know, we’ll hook you up.
Hinterland Timetable: (Aye Tunes reccomended bands are in red)
The Arches Main Room (hosted by Radio Magnetic)
8.30 – 9.30 British Sea Power
10.00 – 11.00 Mystery Jets
11.00 – 11.30 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
11.30 – 1.00 Friendly Fires DJ Set
1.00 – 2.00 Joe Goddard Hot Chip DJ Set
2.00 – 3.00 Grecoroman Soundsystem
The Arches Dance Arch (hosted by LuckyMe & Ballers Social Club)
8.30 – 9.00 Ambulances
9.20 – 9.50 French Wives
10.20 – 11.20 Jeffrey Lewis
11.20 – 12.20 Eclair FiFi
12.20 – 1.30 Marcus Nasty
1.30 – 3am Cooly G
Macsorleys (hosted by Moshi Moshi)
6.30 – 7.00 Mazes
7.00 – 7.45 Silver Columns DJ
7.45 – 8.15 Spectrals
8.15 – 8.30 Silver Columns DJ
8.30 – 9.15 Is Tropical
9.15 – 9.45 Silver Columns DJ
9.45 – 10.30 Hot Club de Paris
10.30 – 11 Silver Columns DJ
6.30 – 7.15 The Kays Lavelle
7.45 – 8.30 Midnight Lion
9.00 – 9.45 Johnny Foreigner
7.00 – 7.30 Emmas Imagination
7.45 – 8.15 Alan McKim
8.45 – 9.30 Panda Su
9.45 – 10.30 The Boy Who Trapped The Sun
The Admiral (hosted by Gigwise)
7.00 – 7.30 Kitty The Lion
8.00 – 8.45 Bleech
9.00 – 10.00 Pulled Apart By Horses
Rockers Ivory Blacks
6.00 – 6.30 Make Sparks
7.00 – 7.30 Little Yellow Ukuleles
8.00 – 8.30 The Darien Venture
For a handy cut out and keep picture timetable, click here.