Oh For Christ Sake I Like Shortcake featuring The Twilight Sad

This article is from 2007.

Oh For Christ Sake I Like Shortcake featuring The Twilight Sad

Jock indie rock extravaganza

The name of this indie night is trying to tell us we should expect something Scottish. But nothing as twee or naff as a tartan tin of all-butter fingers. Instead, the line-up showcases four of Scotland’s most promising and pioneering acts. First up are Mouse Eat Mouse, who proudly use the Scots dialect and thick Heilan’ accents against electropop beats and gentle acoustic folk harmonies. Dumb Instrument, a fusion of cheeky Ayrshire wit and beautifully soothing jazz-folk ditties, are followed by the jittery pop-rock of Glaswegian ‘next-big-things’, Popup. But ‘the band most likely to’ are The Twilight Sad, topping the bill with their melancholy, soaring sounds. The four-piece from Glasgow have been touring the States with debut album, Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters, generally making music industry people get their knickers in a knot over their polished noise, a swelling, distorted blend of theremins, guitars and sonic experimentalism. (Claire Sawers)

Bannermans, 226 0000, 19 Aug, 8pm, £7.

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