Broadcast

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Trudy And The Romance 2

Monday 29th May

Trudy and the Romance + Ayakara + Pretty Villain

+ Ayakara + Pretty Villain
“If anyone’s gonna do anything from Liverpool in the next 12 months, it’ll be this lot” NME
“the most urgent they’ve sounded on record, and undoubtedly them at their most enthralling. Clearly not bereft of vigour nor ideas, you can only wonder with what they’ll come up with next” The Line of Best Fit
“Sounding like a cross between Nick Cave and The Strokes… this track is an extraordinarily, upbeat” The Independent
 
There’ s a storm brewing over this year and in its eye is where you’ ll find Trudy and the Romance, concocting a veritable witch’ s brew of lovelorn sea shanties and mutant rockabilly pop for all the doo-wop digging rockers who thought these isles would never be hip and happening again.
 
Their march into infamy has not been a long one. Throughout the past year each successive release has earned them new acolytes in the press and on the wireless. They were part of DIY’s class of 2017 as well as NME’s round up of acts to explode this year. Strong support has come from Radio 1, Radio X, Beats 1 and 6Music (where they were Steve Lamacq’s artist of the week) and fashion tastemakers i-D have also sung their praise. Not content to claw their hooks in the media alone, Trudy and the Romance have caused a pestilential stir on the Spotify viral charts, clawing up to #7 with the salty six-stringed soul of ‘ He Sings’ . Their latest single ‘ Sandman’ also sat at #7 on Hype Machine and helped them cap off their year as the fourteenth most blogged artists of 2016.
 
The new year brings with it new challenges. With a support slot confirmed for those original masters of tumbledown northern rock The Fall, Trudy and the Romance are making friends in high places. March will see the release of a new EP which will be preluded by a John Kennedy live session for Radio X and their first headline nation-wide tour.

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Tuesday 30th May

Indie Night

Indie Night will be taking place at Broadcast on the 30th of May. It’s organised by a group of students from the Coatbridge Campus and the performers are from Motherwell Campus.

 

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Wednesday 31st May

The Courtneys + Chump + Misc. Meat

PCL presents
The Courtneys + Chump + Misc. Meat
Wednesday 31st May
Glasgow Broadcast
7PM // 18+

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The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the early ’90s, drawing from strong influences including Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and The Clean. Courtney Loove’s dreamy guitar riffs add a timeless powerpop element to the punk backbone formed by Sydney Koke’s driving basslines, while drummer/lead singer Jen Twynn Payne delivers heartfelt lyrics with a powerful vocal style. These components come together through a passionate collaborative songwriting process to deliver a special blend of fuzzy “artisanal grunge”.

The first Courtneys album (self titled) came out in 2013 on small independent label, Hockey Dad Records, based in the band’s hometown of Vancouver, BC, Canada. They have since worked with a number of independent labels including Conquest of Noise in Australia and Waterslide Records in Japan, as well as Burger Records and Gnar tapes in the USA. They have released a number of singles and music videos, and toured throughout Canada and the USA, including spots supporting Tegan and Sara and Mac Demarco.

In 2015 The Courtneys made their way to Australia and New Zealand, where they were hosted by Flying Nun Records. Influenced by the legendary label from early on, the group are honored to now be able to call it their home.

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Friday 2nd June

The Blind Shake

+ Rocket Reducer

 

“The Blind Shake is at once spacey, primitive futuristic, and brutal: a kind of backyard extraterrestrial minimal surf-punk party. One guitar, one baritone guitar, a fuckload of reverb, and a drummer who deserves an Olympic medal.” –SF Weekly

Fronted by brothers Jim and Mike Blaha, with friend Dave Roper on drums, the trio have been tunneling through the underground since before telephones could talk. Having six full length albums to their credit, several singles, three collaborations with psych legend Michael Yonkers and another with downstroke warrior John Reis, the band continues to push the sliding scale between catchy punk songs and pitch red noise.

They have a brand new EP on Slovenly Records as well as a full-length LP on Goner Records.

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Saturday 3rd June

PIXX

A playful, performative record, The Age Of Anxiety borrows its title from a phrase found in a notebook given to Pixx (the moniker of 21 year-old musician Hannah Rodgers) by her brother, Luke. It is the title of W.H. Auden’s final long poem, charting one man’s quest to find substance and identity in a shifting and increasingly industrialised world. Published in 1947, it seems fitting that Auden’s rumination on human isolation in the modern age should be used as the title for Pixx’s debut album – ostensibly placing herself outside looking in, The Age Of The Anxiety looks instead to address a generation increasingly isolated by an unprecedented new world, from the pressures of social media to ever-changing political turbulence.
 
Originally from Chipstead, just beyond the fringes of south London where suburban sprawl starts to break into countryside, Hannah’s is a family of music lovers and her early life was soundtracked by her father’s expansive record collection; she has previously cited acts as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Altered
Images. Encouraged to sing and write, these formative years led to her creative talents being recognised by the prestigious BRIT School. Aged 16, and already with a number of her own songs sketched out, Rodgers enrolled at the renowned performing arts college, previously attended by the likes of Adele, Amy Winehouse
and King Krule. It was only after graduating that she begin to think of doing anything with her own music, resisting the more mainstream route traditionally taken by her peers. Adopting her grandmother’s nickname, Pixx was born.
 
Signed to venerable indie label 4AD at just 19, Pixx released her first collection of music, Fall In, in 2015. An EP of four folk-infused torch songs, it is, by Rodgers’ own admission, a deeply personal collection writ of heartbreak and introspection. Fall In went down a storm amongst critics, with The Sunday Times calling it “one of the most arresting debuts of the year.” The critical attention helped her secure crucial slots at Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, whilst she was also invited to perform with the likes of Daughter, Lush and Glass Animals amongst others.
 
Hannah remembers her first awareness of anxiety; aged 9, confused by an insomnia caused by recurring nightmares. The perpetual cycle from sleep deprivation to lucid dreams lasted just a year, but left a lasting impression, inspiring a fascination with the self and how it can be discovered in different states of consciousness, especially for a vivid dreamer. This is one of many somnolent experiences that she draws upon for her anticipated debut album, The Age Of Anxiety, released later this year on 4AD.
 
With the outside world in turmoil, Rodgers looked internally for inspiration. Those childhood nightmares, and later visceral dreams, provided the perfect metaphors to unpick the current topics of the moment, to seize some sort of control when all around seems to lost. Instead of tales of loss, Rodgers found herself
writing from the perspective of a social commentator, exploring the sense of unease ignited initially by her nightmares and later her waking reality. The spiralling ‘Waterslides’ recounts a nightmare of being trapped in a waterpark surrounded by faceless figures dressed in business suits, whilst ‘A Big Cloud To Float Upon’
details one of the first formative memories Hannah is able to clearly recall.
 
A compulsive writer, ‘Everything Is Weird In America’ is a line Hannah scribbled in a notebook during her first visit to New York. Although intended to be tongue-in-cheek, it is prescient in the way it depicts the Free World’s current state of uncertainty, increasingly poignant given the ongoing climate. In contrast, ‘Grip’ is about going through life looking backwards, but interminably moving forwards into the unknown, echoing a generation lost in time.
 
An ambitious debut statement, The Age Of Anxiety represents the first true statement from a unique British talent, drawing on deeply personal experiences to present a bold, relatable new commentary on her world order.

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Saturday 3rd June

ONRA (live)

Globetrotting producer Onra has staked his claim as one of the most exciting beat-makers of the past few years, thanks to releases like the 80’s Funk beat album Long Distance, various Boogie edits and his Chinoiseries collections (made with Chinese music samples found while traveling Asia).

His talent for delivering emotive, soulful hip-hop that really hits the spot is demonstrated through his multitude of releases since 2006. Hailing from Paris, Arnaud has produced six albums and even more EPs. Through his various releases, Onra evidently takes influences from a hugely eclectic range of sounds, from Jazz through to Funk and RnB; carefully and respectfully using these styles to craft a unique and refreshing take on traditional Hip-Hop.

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Tuesday 6th June

Cassia / Howson / Mesmerene

Scruff of the Neck and Future Promotions presents

Cassia
“With the likeable Northern charm of Little Comets and the sunny pop vibrancy of Saint Raymond…” – Bitter Sweet Symphonies
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Twitter: @wearecassia

Howson
*A riff-driven, beefy sounding three-piece.*
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https://soundcloud.com/howsonofficial
Twitter: @howsonband

Mesmerene
Emotive indie rock from Scotland thatdraws influence from a host of classic acts.
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https://soundcloud.com/mesmerene
Twitter: @Mesmerene

Scruff of the Neck are described as a collective “making waves we shouldn’t ignore” (Hattie Pearson, Radio X) and a “”Super-cool imprint” (Manchester Evening News).

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Wednesday 7th June

Gnoomes

From adversity can come triumph, and from catharsis inspiration. Such has been the case for GNOOMES, the threesome hailing from Perm, Russia, whose second release for Rocket Recordings, ‘Tschak!’ arrives in the wake of considerable turbulence and tumult, all of which has only been fuel for a creative epiphany that has seen them create a deeply evocative work rich with vibrant experimentation and saturated in a widescreen sense of wonder.

It may only have been eighteen months since ‘Ngan!’, the band’s first release for Rocket, whose self-styled ‘stargaze’ approach marked a glorious collision between melodic sweetness, skysurfing guitar experimentation and motorik magnificence, yet the band have already moved on to a sonic landscape still more adventurous and ethereal on ‘Tschak!’, not to mention an emotionally resonant approach that’s bewitching to witness.

Taking in torrents of guitar noise and electronic extrapolations both blissfully kosmische and aggressively abrasive, it exists outside of all or any convenient genres, a vivid and singular work by three dreamers-at-heart forced to manifest their vision into a psychic defense to the circumstances surrounding them.

“Our vocalist has been almost taken into the Russian Army, while some of us were caught by the police for being high, and the court sentenced [the members] to five days in prison and one year of visiting a narcologist every month,” the band relate. “So we haven’t had an opportunity to use psychedelics during the recording process. It was a challenge for us to find the legal ways to make psych music without it, but we thought that it’s not so bad, we could find the best way in daily life and simple things that surrounded us.”

Working in splendid isolation thanks to a studio space provided by their work for a local radio station, the band had time and space for the alchemical process of creating ‘Tschak!’ entirely on their own terms. Central to the this were a collection of Russian synths that they gathered, whose eccentric arpeggios and analogue textures form crucial ingredients on songs like ‘Severokamsk’ and the title track, arriving at a sound that forms a star-crossed and timeless marriage between the experimentation of krautrock and the lineage of Warp Records.

“The synths were produced at different time during the Cold War,” Gnoomes explain. “It was a real arms race that made Soviet physicists and sound engineers create new instruments that could compete with the American analogues. More often they lost the battles but anyway there were some examples of a very unique species.”

“Growing up in Russia affects our music a lot,” they reflect. “Sometimes very vivid images from the past come into our minds. Our guitarist Dima grew up near Chernobyl and he remembers the situation when he and his Grandad were evacuated from this area to the Urals. Of course it has a serious impact on his approach of doing music – to kill all the fear and to break the mental barriers that you already have. We don’t like the politics but we can’t ignore them. As for cultural funding, this situation reminds us the beginning of the ’70s in Germany where there was a domination of Schlager and youngsters just wanted to avoid it by creating music to break the rules.”

Forging forth into unknown realms both physical and metaphysical, the band recently completed a UK tour – including an appearance at Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia. Yet with the dreamlike radiance of the potent and otherworldly ‘Tschak!’ on their side, this adventure is already well on its way. “Our chins hit the floor the whole time. We were like kids. We had an overwhelming experience and we realise that it’s just a beginning of our path,” they reflect. “2016 has brought us a lot of emotions. We found something really worth living in this weird place named ‘Earth’.”

Praise for Gnoomes:
“the trio known as Gnoomes have an alluring, mysterious sound owing much to ’70s krautrock, heavy psych, and prog” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Gnoomes create seriously delirious and transportive sounds” Clash

“The band to watch.” Guy Garvey BBC 6 Music

“Glorious psych” NME

“Stunning stuff from this Russian psych-rock outfit.” The Quietus 

“The poppier moments .. recall The Flaming Lips’ electro jamz, dreamy New Order numbers as remixed by Grumbling Fur or WIXIW-period Liars doing disrespectful deconstructions of The Notwist’s delicate indietronica.” – Record Collector

“It’s a heady concoction that takes in lullaby synth-pop on “Maria”, some ‘70s Germany and ’80s Manchester, and with heavy nods to cold wave throughout… A texturally immersive listen that aims to crowbar open that third eye” – Uncut

Support: The Kundalini Genie

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Thursday 8th June

WEIRDS

PCL presents
Weirds
Thursday 8th June
Broadcast
18+ // 7PM

Step into the kaleidoscopic world of ​WEIRDS​, and you’ll be engulfed in a glorious, sonically technicoloured smog. After honing their craft over several years on the Leeds circuit, the band are now armed with colossal debut album ​SWARMCULTURE set for release 12th May on Alcopop! Records. The record establishes ​WEIRDS trademark sound as one that features lush, viscous layers that you can almost feel and taste, intricately positioned to create an escapist and mesmerising experience.

WEI​RDS recently revealed ​Valley Of Vision, the first single from ​SWARMCULTURE​, in the form of a spectacularly cinematic and eerie music vid​ eo. Perking up the ears of ​Huw Stephens, the track has go​ ne on to receive spins from ​BBC Radio 1.

Recorded with​ Ma​tt Pee l(​Pulle​dApartByHorses,Eagulls) at​The Nave, an atmospheric Leeds studio built into a converted church, WEIRDS set out to create a dark, heavy, psychedelic record which still had the pop structure and hooks to make people dance. Following on from 2016s ​Weird Sun EP​, the band intentionally wanted to create light at the end of the sonic tunnel with ​SWARMCULTURE ​to provide a sense of relief from the lyrically brutal narrative. The studio location was significant in coining the album title, derived after bassist Matthew Vaughan had observed a flock of starlings in the courtyard, triggering a trail of thought on colonial behaviour and how is transcends to multiple species – including humankind.
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“It was a very conscious decision to combine the two words to create ‘Swarmculture’. It just seemed to encapsulate the world we wanted to create with this record. With the fact that Western culture is swarming towards a populist right, with people blaming others for parts of their lives that they’re not happy with, calling for change before they even begin to think about whether the change will be good or not, we felt ‘Swarmculture’ reflected the world we live in. Everything swarms, whether it be a colony of ants or the corporate conglomerates. We definitely, and will continue to, try to keep music and politics separate but as any type of artist, you are definitely inspired and influenced by what is going on around you”
– Aidan Razzall, Vocals

The album artwork for ​SWARMCULTURE features a striking mirrored image of a Costa Rican Palm Viper snake, belonging to ​VICE documentary subject ​Steve Ludwin who gained notoriety by injecting lethal doses of snake venom for a natural high and to boost immunity.

A testament to DIY music, ​WEIRDS are a creative force that reaches beyond the music – from their hand printed zines to curating line-ups and promoting shows in Leeds. With unrelenting, full-throttled live shows at their core, 2017 will see the band push each performance to its limit with a short UK headline run in March, including a three-night free show London residency, followed by their support to ​The Wytches in April. Summer will see the band land at ​Camden Rocks and ​2000 Trees, with further festivals to be confirmed soon.

 

Support: Haggard Cat Bothday Present + Mothers Love

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Sunday 11th June

Mannequin Pussy

Mannequin Pussy is an aggressive punk band with a vast dynamic range. They’re explosive, energetic and powerful performers whose personal lyrical content and concise songwriting makes for an intense, emotional listen.

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Wednesday 14th June

The Youth and Young

On the back of their set at XpoNorth, The Youth And Young are bringing their raucous live show to Broadcast to celebrate the launch of their upcoming single ‘Lanterns’.

Formed in 2012, The Youth And Young are an 8-piece noisy folk band from the east coast of Scotland.

2016 saw the release of their debut album “Gestures” and it’s lead single “Little Sky” which was named ‘Track Of The Week’ on Janice Forsyth’s BBC Radio show and  received heavy airplay on Amazing Radio by industry favourite Jim Gellatly.

The album soon gained high praise from the countries most respected blogs and music critics, most notably from The Herald/The National’s music editor Alan Morrison, noting that “the songs on this record are painted on a bigger canvas than anything before them” and that “the expanded strings on ‘Blueprint’s and howling guitar on ‘Escher Drawn’ are just two examples of how every individual element is now working harder within the united force of the eight-piece band”.

With 2017 already shaping up to be busy year with festivals shows at XpoNorth, ButeFest and Belladrum, The Youth And Young are looking forward to their headline shows at Broadcast and The Mash House in celebration of their new single, “Lanterns”.

Support: Courier’s Club and Tom Vevers.

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Thursday 15th June

The Bats

Five years after the release of their last critically acclaimed album, The Bats return with album number nine, “The Deep Set”. With the title conveying the long established and firmly embedded, it’s notable that it’s thirty years since The Bats began recording their debut album, Daddy’s Highway, in the living room studio of a friend of a friend in Glasgow. This time around they recorded in The Sitting Room, the studio-sleep out-garage next to Ben Edward’s house in Lyttelton, following in the footsteps of Marlon Williams, Nadia Reid and many others.

With Edwards help “The Deep Set” continues The Bats’ 21st century resurgence. Yes, this is The Bats so the chords still chug, the guitars chime, ring, and jangle, the melodies are clear and memorable, the rhythm section is unstoppable. But the band mines the darker, deeper sound that 2011’s “Free All the Monsters” revealed.

The songs remain reflective but that oft-expected sweet folksiness pops up less frequently. As the title suggests the music is richer, expansive, deeper. In their fourth decade as a band familiarity has come to mean a more careful treatment of each song. Is it maturity? It definitely translates into more depth and complexity but hey the songs are still as catchy as all hell. And as a lyricist, Robert Scott continues his mastery of the personal and pastoral, the landscape and longing.

As always the key to The Bats is the emotion that their (seemingly) simple songs carry. They continue to mine that Mainland melancholy; the kind that somehow never risks being depressing. But of course that means there is lament and nostalgia, even if it’s only for last night.

Taking us from the sunshine of Otago’s Taieri River to darkest Durkestan and apparently ending in the midst of contemporary New Zealand politics, “The Deep Set” continues the composed confidence of their recent albums with one of The Bats’strongest sets of songs, fueled by ever-more powerful guitars. If you grew up with The Bats their early recordings will always pull at your emotions but while less vulnerable and immediate than on their classic debut album, The Bats of the 21st century somehow manage to be more intimate and urgent.

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Friday 16th June

The Peacers

Introducing The Peacers “Introducing the Crimsmen”! Tunes rock forth from a jukebox with a crack in the glass, with channels leaking / kaleidoscopic aspects of low-fi life, all bubblegum boiled in pot, scripted up with stinging street smart, zoloftnagenic reverie and a wink and a chill grin.

Support: The Pooches

 

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Tuesday 20th June

Balter

Balter are a contemporary folk quartet who have emerged from the music scene in Newcastle. They combine traditional and original material with percussive step-dance to create a high-energy, driven sound which compliments and stretches their traditional influences. Their debut EP, Strictly Chicken, features original songs and instrumental tracks, showcasing each member’s individual influence; gelled together with intricate arrangements. Balter have been gigging extensively in the North-East of England and with the release of their EP, they have begun to extend their audience further afield.

‘We were blown away by Balter when they supported us recently. Their innovative arrangements played with style and skill were a joy to hear. What a great band!’ – The Shee

Support from mandolin and fiddle duo Jon Doran and Janice Burns.

Come for craic and great music! Tickets £5 on the door.

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Wednesday 21st June

The Red Paintings

Just announced:
The Red Paintings
Broadcast
Wednesday 21st June
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Friday 23rd June

Show Me The Body

The New York City punk band Show Me the Body made up of front man Julian Cashwan Pratt, 22, drummer Noah Cohen-Corbett, 20, and bassist Harlan Steed, 21 know something you don’t – Do It Yourself. For the last 2 years, Show Me the Body have been working on the fringes of the NYC music scene cultivating inclusive experiences for the youth and beyond.

They released their full-length debut, Body War, in summer of 2016. Body War is a abrasive yet compelling project that could only come from a city as wildly tumultuous as NYC. Their harshly distorted banjo riffs, mighty baselines, powerful drums, plus manipulated samples of the band’s own demos, combine for a full immersion experience.

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Monday 26th June

Dylan Jakobsen

The Boot calls him one of “10 New Country Artists to Watch in 2017” but he just sees himself as a go-getter. Dylan Jakobsen released his first single to Country Radio earlier this year and is now watching “Silverado” drive him into markets he could never image. His power house vocals combine with simple-yet-affective storytelling crafting the perfect formula for a song both modern and traditionalists alike can appreciate. Produced by Jakobsen himself, “From Where I Began” shows the emotional journey he’s taken to get to where he is today. With the help of 8 time, #1 award-winning mixer Billy Decker (Chris Young, Rodney Adkins, Parmalee), his debut album has garnered the attention of diehard fans, industry professionals and opened up opportunities for him performing alongside country’s biggest names. Now with a Top 50 single under his belt and over 40 states toured in the US, he’ll be taking his music overseas this June for it’s UK debut. For more information about Dylan Jakobsen, visit DylanJakobsen.com.

 

Support: Evangeline and A Feckless Boy

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Wednesday 28th June

TERRY

Love is a highway, but you’re not likely to find Terry there anymore. He’s on the train. Terry saw the light, and he put on his sunhat. Ring Ring… ‘If you’re carsick, get outta the car!’ There’s only room for one big pug in this doggy daycare. Terry’s taken to the night. Thank you nurse, I’ll see myself out.

LOOK! There he is, peeping through the cracks in your screen. Nuanced. Mercurial. Free. Blowing you a kiss.

Marcel Marceau, Shmarshel Shmarsheau! But Terry… How unforgettable.

What will you do when the cloud gives way? When the map leads you to a pile of potatoes? We wuz wrong. Hit me with your algorithm stick!

Siri, is death an illusion? Siri, am I locked in a prison of my own making? Don’t pull that thread kiddo. Siri’s gone. Talk about truth!

But when you’re ready for real answers… Talk about TERRY.

Terry is getting ready, combing his hair, buttoning his jacket, turning the key in the door. “I’m doing fine,” sings Terry out loud, he knows.

Divide him into four and you get Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver etc.), Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band) and Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings).

Inevitably, Terry likes to make a noise. Drums, guitars and all his voices come into play, making a solid raft for Terry’s melancholic musings to navigate the languid rapids. This all unravels at its own pace, conducting a conversation with the commonplace.

‘Talk About Terry’ marks the band’s first venture into the recorded domain collecting together three of the greatest misshapen glam pop tunes Melbourne, Australia has to offer. Let’s sit up at the table. Let’s start the dialogue now, as Terry is well on his way.

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Thursday 29th June

Serenity Came Calling + Sworn To Secrecy

Serenity Came Calling + Sworn To Secrecy

Serenity Came Calling hit the stage at Broadcast with Sworn To Secrecy as part of their co-headline tour for their upcoming release Whistleblower. Serenity Came Calling have only been a band for just over a year but have already made a ripple in the hardcore/metalcore scene playing consistently energetic shows which has drawn a big following in a small space of time. Their debut EP By Any Means is filled with meaningful lyrics and heavy riffs to get any crowd going.

Sworn to Secrecy are a 5 Piece Metalcore act hailing from Newcastle, UK. The band formed early September 2016, since then they have played countless gigs across the North East of the UK. In December 2016 Sworn To Secrecy released their debut single ‘Tie A Rope’ which was well received by early fans of the band. Additionally, in April 2017 they released their debut music video for their second single ‘MTF’ which received strong responses from fans.

Joining these two bands on the night are Glasgow’s own melodic hardcore band Horizons who in between their busy show schedule are also releasing some new material. We also have Bearers of the Divide and Eve, The Betrayer who’s big sound and heavy riffs will ensure the night starts with a bang!

Support: Horizons – UK + Bearers of The Divide + Eve, The Betrayer

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Thursday 6th July

FOOTBALL, ETC.

Football, etc. have announced that they’ll be playing a Glasgow as part of a wider European tour this July. The dates will be in support of the Texan indie/emo trio’s upcoming third album, ‘Corner’, which will be released on the 26th May via Barely Regal Records (UK), Community Records (US) and Stiff Slack Records (JAP).

Support on the tour will come from Italian emo/math rockers Dags!. Their latest release is their 2016 debut album, ‘Snowed In / Stormed Out’, which was collaboratively released on Lose La Track (IT), Barely Regal (UK), Dingleberry records (DE), Neat is Murder (IT), Pundonor records (ES) and Gropied Records (FR)

 

Support: Dags! + UNDO

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Thursday 13th July

JT Forrest

Hailing from the east end of Glasgow comes a wave of acoustic guitars, electronic beats and synths in the form of Jt Forrest. Playing in and around Glasgow for several years in different guises, only recently has he settled on a style that feels all his own. Merging the sad of 90’s indie (Elliott Smith) and the happy of 60’s pop (Beach Boys), catchy choruses and thoughtful lyrics clash to create an intimate and poppy sound. First headlining show in his home town so expect a party.

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Friday 21st July

Colt 45

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Cumbrian punk rockers Colt 45 who are Simmering with righteous punk rock fury and street-smart angst grace us with their presence at Broadcast on the 21st July. Colt 45 have been a band that have played all over the UK between intimate shows and big festivals and are always a crowd pleaser with their stunning melodic punk sounds and tight love performances.

Joining on the night are Glasgow’s well known band Swallows who are known for their energetic performances and big sound which has made them a Glasgow favourite for many. We also have the Aggressive, Heartfelt Pop Punk from Glasgow, Northern Nightlights. Starting out in 2013 with a love for pop punk, hardcore, and DIY ethics, the boys got together to make music they always wanted to hear.

 

Support: Swallows + Northern Nightlights

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Monday 31st July

Skating Polly + Hands Off Gretel

Skating Polly, a sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, formed in 2009 after a jam session at the girls’ Halloween party. After recording their debut album Taking Over the World in their living room. Their sophomore album, Lost Wonderfuls, (produced by Exene Cervenka of X and mixed by Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips) was released in April, 2013. Their third album, Fuzz Steilacoom, released March of 2014 was tracked by Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening at Dub Narcotic Studio.

Raised on ‘70s punk and early-‘90s alt-rock, Mayo (age 15) and Bighorse (19) mine inspiration from artists as disparate as Johnny Cash, The Ramones, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Bikini Kill and saturate their own songs with a raw energy reminiscent of their musical heroes. Skating Polly takes a minimalist approach to songwriting, with the two self-taught musicians (Bighorse plays guitar, Mayo plays a guitar/bass hybrid called a basitar, and both girls play drums and piano) crafting super-catchy melodies mainly by “messing around with our instruments and figuring out how to make cool noises,” according to Bighorse. But despite their stripped-down aesthetic, their songs contain a rich emotionalism that’s at turns brutally in-your-face, gut-wrenchingly tender, and irresistibly fun. A critic described their single ‘Alabama Movies’ as “an undeniable piece of work…a knockout punch that pummels your rib cage into shrapnel shards for all its thunderous percussion, palpable tension and Kelli Mayo’s piercing, possessed vocals.”

Along with earning the adoration of Cervenka (whom they befriended after attending one of the X singer’s 2010 solo shows and playing their demos on a cell phone), Skating Polly has found fans and supporters in Rosanne Cash, Kat Bjelland and Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland), Sean Lennon, Donita Sparks (L7), Kate Nash, John Doe (X), legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer and the actor Viggo Mortensen. They have shared the stage with punk legends like Mike Watt, and hit the road with indie heavy-hitters  Deerhoof, Kate Nash, Flaming Lips and Band of Horses.  The stepsisters typically optimize their travel time by writing songs on their ukulele.

Prolific songwriters who are constantly recording when not on the road, the duo is finalizing two new releases for 2015. In the meantime, they are hitting the road with Perfect Pussy in March. In May, they will play overseas for the first time when they tour the UK with the reunited Babes in Toyland.

Both Mayo and Bighorse are intent on ignoring what’s fashionable and staying true to their passion for challenging music with long-lasting appeal. “The musicians we’re most inspired by are the ones who keep on going and going, who devote their entire lives to coming up with new and different stuff,” says Mayo. “A lot of times at our shows people will come up to us and tell us, ‘Keep on doing what you’re doing, don’t ever stop’ and we’re just like, ‘Yeah—we weren’t planning on ever stopping.”

 

With Special Guests: Hands Off Gretel

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Monday 21st August

Tricot

Tricot are an all-girl Japanese mathrock band hailing from Kyoto, who have started making some serious waves over this side of the world. Having recently signed to UK label, Big Scary Monsters ahead of the release of their third full length, entitled ‘3’ set for a 19th of May release.

‘3’ is chaotic melody from start to finish. Mixing it up between furious guitars and growling bass to that of a more relaxed post-punk, occasionally even in the same song. This is not an album that will become tired easily, with deeply textured songs it is a highly interesting listening experience.

 

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Tuesday 22nd August

Listener

Black Sheep Agency are very proud to be bringing the absolutely superblistener back to Glasgow, mere days after their appearance at ArcTanGent Festival No5. Listener, famed for their incredibly passionate live performances and one-of-a-kind “talk music” will be playing Broadcast on August 22nd in a show that is absolutely not to be missed.

Support comes in the form of A Sudden Burst of Colour, The Eagertongueand Aidan Rivett.

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Monday 4th September

Scott Hirsch + Michael Chapman

After many years spent as a steadfast and inventive collaborator—not only playing bass and producing four albums with Hiss Golden Messenger, but in large part forging that band’s sonic signature—multi-instrumentalist, recordist, and audio engineer Scott Hirsch finally made a solo album, and it’s called Blue Rider Songs, released August 2016 on Scissortail Records. The album emerged from various personal contexts: a year of near-constant touring with Hiss Golden Messenger in 2015; a move with his family from Brooklyn to California, and the launch of his new Echo Magic West studio there; and above all, the process of making the self-titled Golden Gunn album with M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger and their mutual friend Steve Gunn. Hirsch wrote much of the music on that album, and watching Taylor and Gunn set words and vocals to his instrumental productions proved the necessary catalyst to take his writing and recording into fresh territory under his own name. Hirsch even reinterprets Golden Gunn standout track ‘The Sun Comes up a Purple Diamond’ here, repurposing Gunn’s lyrics, but attenuating the song into something even more heat-stricken and dilatory than the hazy original. Blue Rider Songs nods to the Tulsa sound and rural American greats like JJ Cale, drawing tangled traditions and tangents of North American vernacular music and in Hirsch’s inimitable aesthetic, brings in notably subtle contributions from old band mates The Court and Spark and HGM stalwarts Phil Cook (Organ and harmonica) and Matt Douglas (Sax), among others, along for the ride.

 

Support: Michael Chapman

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Friday 8th September

Chastity Belt

Taking cues from both the politics of the riot grrrl scene and the intricate, moody guitar-based sound of early-’90s Pacific Northwestern indie bands like Sleater-Kinney and Autoclave, Walla Walla, Washington-based Chastity Belt formed in 2010. The band consisted of lead vocalist/guitarist Julia Shapiro, bassist Annie Truscott, drummer Gretchen Grimm, and guitarist Lydia Lund. The group quickly integrated irreverent humor into its seemingly serious musical presence. Apart from witty and cutting lyrical content, the band named its first locally circulated demo recordings Fuck Chastity Belt and later shot press photos that portrayed Shapiro wearing a chastity belt made out of a raw steak. They continued this trend when releasing their proper debut, No Regerts, in 2013, subtly but intentionally misspelling “No Regrets” as one might on a horribly, ironically botched tattoo. The band toured heavily in support of No Regerts, and returned in early 2015 with sophomore album Time to Go Home on their new label home of Hardly Art Records.

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Sunday 10th September

Banfi

Making spiky, dramatic pop music, Banfi’s first official shot across the bows ‘Where We Part’ was posted on Soundcloud in April 2015, which led to the band signing with Communion Records. 2016 has been spent in the studio recording their debut album with producer Richard Wilkinson (Bombay Bicycle Club, Honne, Kaiser Chiefs) and the first release from these sessions, Happy When You Go, is out now!
 
‘Happy When You Go’ is a delicious earworm of a debut single, with its layers of guitar-inflected pop blending with bittersweet straight-talking lyrics. Banfi’s irresistible hooks and choruses take influence from left-field pop acts including Alt-J and The Knife as well as the minimal mathletics of Foals and the huge stagecraft of The Police. “The energy of The Police that is found in their live performance it’s something we want to try and put across.” said Joe.
 
Joe first came to the attention of Communion in 2012 off the back of an unsolicited solo demo. He released two EPs in 2013 – championed by Zane Lowe, John Kennedy and Mary Anne Hobbs, these acclaimed EPs were a distinctive hybrid of Joe’s influences from Nick Drake to the Deftones. Emboldened by critical acclaim, Joe went away to write and develop as an artist, and along with bandmates Aaron and Chris, Banfi was born.
 
Banfi have performed support slots with Bear’s Den, Nathaniel Rateliff and Amber Run, as well as numerous festival appearances including Citadel, Great Escape and Bushstock.
They will perform a headline show at The Old Blue Last on 29th November and undertake a residency at the same venue in the first 3 months of 2017.

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Saturday 16th September

Spiral Stairs

It’s been eight years since Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs, released any new music. He knows that. The years just have a habit of slipping away sometimes.

‘The Real Feel’ – the Pavement guitarist and Preston School Of Industry leader’s 3rd album – arrived in 2009, just as Pavement were announcing a hugely successful burst of reunion shows through 2010. “Then, after the Pavement shows, I moved with my wife to go live in a house in the country near Brisbane, in Australia,” the amiable Scott remembers, of those years of seeming inactivity. “Then we had a kid, and that sort of got in the way. I tried to do music, but all of a sudden it was two years later and I’m mowing my lawn and tending my garden.”

A little while after that, Scott and family got bored of life in Australia and moved to Los Angeles. “I had the perfect set-up there, so I started work. The way I write songs is, I put on my electric guitar and walk around the house and play it and look at myself in the mirror,” he laughs, “and just make up stuff. But because the kid was off at school for three hours a day, I only really had an hour or so to do that. So it took a little time. It was my intention to have done at least a couple more records by now, things just got in the way.”

You can’t hurry genius – not even the genial, unforced and unpretentious genius that has long been Scott‘s forte. What’s for sure is his second album as Spiral Stairs, ‘Doris And The Daggers’, is worth the wait.
It’s some of the best music Scott‘s been involved with, and also some of the most personal and emotional music he’s ever written, reflecting the life changes that occurred over those eight years. During that stretch, Scott weathered the loss of friends, treasured the joys of fatherhood, lived life as an Australian and even ate haggis meat – experiences that inform these warm, sweetly melodic and soundly honest songs.

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Tuesday 19th September

Micah P Hinson

Micah P. Hinson ‘Presents The Holy Strangers’ – The new album, out 8th September 2017 on CD, 2xLP and digital download via Full Time Hobby. The new album is described by the artist as being a “modern folk opera.” Telling the story of a war time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide – spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. We follow their story, we see their decisions, we see their faults and their beauty. We live with them, we die with them.

Two years in the making, Micah wrote and recorded The Holy Strangers in Denison, Texas, incorporating ancient reel to reels, analogue keyboards, old Tascam and Yamaha desks. The recording only entered the digital realm once pre-mastering took place.

Split across two pieces of the vinyl, the 14 tracks which make up The Holy Strangers are at times sparse and haunting; at other times luscious, maybe even euphoric. From the Johnny Cash-style country single “Lover’s Lane,” to the album’s broad, spoken-word centrepiece “Micah Book One”, The Holy Strangers covers a lot of ground over the course of its hour long running time, appealing to both long-time fans and new ones alike. Micah P. Hinson Presents The Holy Strangers is released 8th September 2017 on Full Time Hobby. Micah will be touring Europe throughout September and October with a full band.

Hear two tracks “Lover’s Lane” and “The Years Tire On” viahttps://soundcloud.com/fulltimehobby/sets/lovers-lane-b-w-the-years-tire/s-676Wb

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Tuesday 10th October

Sløtface

Norwegian band aiming to make moshing safe for women and create the most joyous punk ditties you’ve heard since the 90s.

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DietCig

Wednesday 18th October

Diet Cig

PCL presents
Diet Cig
Wednesday 18th October
Broadcast
18+ // 7PM
On sale now.

Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday.

Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman’s previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.

‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.

But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on “Link in Bio”; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on “Maid Of The Mist”. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.

Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.

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Friday 20th October

JASMINE MINKS + THE JAZZ BUTCHER

Hailing originally from Scotland, the Jasmine Minks were the first band signed to Alan McGee’s Creation records. If you like your music to be proud, polemic and thought provoking then the Jasmine Minks are for you. Now, over 30 years since they first formed, the Jasmine Minks still bring new tunes to you here whilst also offering some harder to access tunes from the past – we hope you enjoy!

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Monday 23rd October

Acid Mothers Temple

R&R Concerts bring legendary Japanese psychedelic band Acid Mothers Temple to Broadcast on Monday 23rd October! Get your tickets early and make sure you don’t miss out on a night of head-melting psychedelia. Support TBA.

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