We went to Brew at the Bog festival in Inverness earlier this month, and made a load of videos of people singing great songs including Kitty the Lion and friends, Stuart Nelson of He Slept on 57 wearing a fetching frog poncho, and Ben from Open Swimmer in a barn (click on the names to watch em!). We also compiled this wee film of campsite goings-on, which is just a lot of drunk people forgetting their lines and having fun. Preeeettty funny! Have a swatch.
What a show last night! All the bands blew us away - please check them out, especially Library Voices all the way from Canada who had everybody transfixed on their energetic live show! Absolutely loved Queen Jane too - hopefully some of you snapped up a copy of their free EP - and Vigo Thieves were tighter than a… anyway.
The Xcerts finished things off beautifully with a belter of a DJ set for their aftershow party. As usual, we were not happy when lights went up. More photos here.
Here’s our next show. Wednesday 16th May (THAT’S NEXT WEDNESDAY OMG) with the faaaaaabulous Vigo Thieves, Library Voices all the way from Canada, Queen Jane all the way from Cumbernauld, and only The XCERTS fresh from their headline show at the Garage, popping over to Flat 0/1 for their official aftershow party and a banging DJ set. We canny wait. Let the Frosty’s flow. All the details here.
Photos from our wee trip up north to Brew at the Bog are now on our Facebook page! First festival of the year and it was an absolute belter. Kind and welcoming hosts, fantastic live bands, a very cold farm but a lovely warm atmosphere… and a hella lotta Brewdog. Have a swatch here. Videos coming soon!
We don’t have any friends in America, or any friends at all for that matter, so it is very nice to have FRIENDS IN AMERICA, a band who are friends, but not in America. YET. If their rise and rise in Scotland is anything to go by, they’ll be crossing over stateside in nae time at all. We first played host to these guys-and-a-girl last year at MILK, where they impressed with beautiful harmonies and perfectly rounded pop songs. Now, fate has been kind to us, and they grace us with their presence again. This will be the band’s LAST gig with the very lovely/talented Siobhan Wilson, so we hope you can join us to give her a good send off! www.facebook.com/friendsinamerica
“Friends In America are going to blow people away.” – Favourite Son “My favourite new Scottish band of 2011.” – Pop Cop “Beautiful post rock, atmospheric and heartfelt vocals. Oh and silly faces.” - Ally McCrae, BBC Radio 1
YOUNG AVIATORS cannot be trusted with aircrafts, but give them an instrument and they’ll make magic happen. Hailing from Ireland but living in Glasgow, this is another band that absolutely blew MILK’s socks off (on Halloween - and dressed as priests, no less), and we can’t wait to welcome them back. www.facebook.com/youngaviators
Ally McCrae (aff BBC Radio 1) and David Weaver of Detour will be providing the tuuunes till 3am. And it’s all for FREE like bicycles that haven’t been properly secured.