Beach Boys will surf at Scottish music festival

By Pau Llosa and Nadine Schwizer

 

Photo credit: Louise Palanker

Photo credit: Louise Palanker

 

The Beach Boys have been announced as the closing act for the next Montrose Music Festival.

After more than half a century on the stage, the iconic Californian band will be playing their signature tunes to the festival audience on Sunday, 28 May.

For its 10th anniversary, the Montrose Music Festival chose to bring The Beach Boys’ ‘good vibrations’ and an assortment of their legendary pop songs to Scotland’s trademark beach resort.

In an official statement, singer and co-founding member Mike Love said: “It is great that 50 years plus we are still in a position to be touring and sharing our music with fans around the world.”

“We’re really looking forward to performing outdoors in Montrose, and being part of this popular festival.”

“It’s going to be a great night.”

The festival’s organisers are ecstatic about having the pop legends from the 60s lined up as well. David Paton, Chairman of the Montrose Music Festival, said:  “We’re delighted that The Beach Boys are joining us for a special Sunday night show to bring our tenth annual live music festival to a close.”

“The Beach Boys are renowned as one of the biggest selling bands of all time, and we just can’t believe that they’re joining us for MoFest 2017. This is a really exciting time for MoFest and we promise an exceptional festival.”

Tickets for the show go on sale at 09:00 a.m. on Friday 25 November.

Primal Scream live review – Usher Hall 22/11/2016

by Eoghan Scott

Photo credit: Phil Guest

Photo credit: Phil Guest

 

In a month that has brought about the election of Apprentice-star Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, and a year that has seen the UK vote to leave the EU, sometimes you just need the comfort of knowing that some things never change.

That’s not to say Bobby Gillespie and Co. have ever been content just to keep things the way they are. Over the course of 11 albums and almost three decades, the Glaswegian band has been defined by a willingness to reach out and experiment with new and exciting sounds. Even so, it’s just nice to think that Primal Scream will always be Primal Scream, regardless of what new or exciting sounds they choose to explore.

Monday night in Usher Hall saw the legendary Scottish band amongst a home crowd, so anticipation was high. [Read more…]

Biffy at the Barras

by Holliewould

There are times when music is more than just a catchy melody, a few chords and some singing, and Ayrshire born rockers, Biffy Clyro proved exactly that after a much-anticipated return to an anxious home crowd.

Biffy wasted no time at all storming straight into the fast and furious “That Golden Rule”, followed by equally rapturous, “Living is a Problem”, launching the crowd in a mass frenzy. Back-to-back heavy riffs and stage storming courtesy of Simon Neil made certain that “the Biff” are a force to be reckoned with.

The set consisted heavily of commercially sound tunes from Biffy Clyro’s 4th album release, “Puzzle”. The gig also showcased new songs, “Bubbles”, “Born on a Horse”, “God and Satan” and “Cloud of Stink” from forthcoming album, “Only Revolutions”.

The crowd swelling settled and  everyone got the chance to catch their breath and a soaking of water, whilst lead singer Simon Neil strummed effortlessly the much gentler sound of, “God and Satan” and “Machines”.

Biffy also returned briefly to their former underground glory days, with the surprise reappearance of “There’s no such Thing as Jaggy snake”, which set the crowd into anarchy, and rightly so.

105 minutes of Biffy Clyro was not enough to please a rubber-legged home crowd and so they returned triumphantly for a five song encore, much to the delight of every sweaty, beer sodden fan in the ballroom.

The end did come though, much to the dismay of long time fans, as not one track from “Vertigo of Bliss” had managed to charm its way into energetic set.

The night drew to a glorious close with the smash hit “Mountains”.

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Biffy Clyro live at the Barrowlands

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