Preston Pfanz and the Seaton Sands

This article is from 2007.

Straight outta the garage!

The marvellously monikered, suited and booted Edinburgh beat combo bring their bracing brand of twangin’, rumblin’ pre-Beatles instrumental rock’n’roll to the Festival with two dates in the capital and a third in Glasgow. The Sands’ bandleader Preston Pfanz (aka Angus McPake) describes their sound as a cross between Dick Dale and The Shadows, but also being influenced by the more obscure British bands produced by the late, great Joe Meek.

The new shows follow an appearance at Triptych earlier this year with garage hero Billy Childish, and at the gigs on the 10th and 11th Preston Pfanz’ play with another garage legend, The Masonics. If that wasn’t enough, check out the Sands’ inspired French 60s freakbeat incarnation Les Bof who feature a pair of male and female French vocalists, who play Edinburgh a week later (more on them next issue). All of the gigs are organised by McPake and his pals’ excellent new Edinburgh record label, Beatsville.

Underbelly, 0870 745 3083, 9 Aug, 9pm, £8; Henry’s Cellar Bar, 0131 228 9393, 11 Aug, 10pm, £tbc.

Preston Pfanz & The Seaton Sands

Instrumental surf rock. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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