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Dog Daisies, Cop Graveyard, Faith Elliott
Thursday 28th October, 7.30pm
Join Dog Daisies in Glasgow as they hit the road to celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Eagletism’. This is the Scottish leg of their UK tour and they aim to party, party, party.
Dog Daisies an indie-pop project based around the sonic adventures of Lancaster songwriter Stephen Hudson. Inspired by midnight walks, motorways, 80’s films and the Lancashire coast, they play widescreen lo-fi guitar pop with nods to Broken Social Scene, Guided by Voices and Sparklehorse. 2019 has been a prolific year so far with the release of two companion EPs ‘An Inland Voyage Pt.1 & 2’ which Stephen mostly recorded on a phone during the first bleary, sleepless but fun years of being a new parent. Now he is getting the band together and hitting the road to celebrate the release of Dog Daisies debut studio album ‘Eagletism’ released on October 18th on the damn-fine Bingo Records imprint.
‘Eagletism’ is a full-throttle work of love inspired by time-travel, nature, and the M6 north of Junction 29. Like ‘Stand By Me’ set on a motorway and put to music, or a Jackson Pollock plainting of the view from a fast-moving car. LISTEN
Cop Graveyard are a gay-rage rock 4/5 piece from Glasgow fronted by the supremely talented Eliot Humphreys.
Their recent album ‘Can’t Go Straight’ is a dreamy, frenetic, fun and lyrically brilliant piece of art. LISTEN
Faith Eliott is a songwriter and visual artist based in Glasgow but originating from Minneapolis. Their 1st EP ‘Insects’ was released on Song By Toad records to critical acclaim and repeated airplay on BBC 6 music. Faith’s latest album, ‘Impossible Bodies’ is inspired by medieval bestiaries where each song is representative of a different creature. LISTEN
Fear No Colours presents Hedda Gabler
Sunday 27th and Monday 28th October
7.30pm, Tickets £7(6)
Something dead, in every room. Like wedding flowers – the morning after. Drying and pathetically crumpling.
Returning from her honeymoon, Hedda discovers she is in a horrifying state of perpetual boredom. Her new husband, esteemed academic Jørgen Tesman, excites her no more than his antiquated research, and her dream house looks more like a prison of class and new wealth. All she desires is power over someone else’s fate, and a single act of true beauty in a world of shallow middle-class life.
The Goodiepal Equation Documentary
Friday 8th November
8pm Doors / Free Entry
A Free Night of Goodiepal for Free!
featuring a screening of the documentary The Goodiepal Equation directed by Sami Sänpäkkilä
+ lots of Goodiepal music, dancing & games
and a lecture on the history of computer music by Adam Campbell.
Also free American style grilled cheese (vegan) sandwiches project by Grandmaster Wilhelmina Grumpypants
Guttersnipe, Mark Morgan, Gaute Granli, Pete Um, Tartantula
Sunday 10th November
Early start 6pm
Tickets: £7 ADV or £10 on the door
A giant line up of fantastic weird mess!
We will be starting early so folk can get the last train hime… door 6pm, first band 6.30pm.
Heroic in their absurdity and loud to boot! This psychedelic duo from Leeds burst form their host body sounding like broken computer games through a stadium PA.
Mark Morgan is most well known as the guitarist and singer of Sightings, a New York City based avant rock band which existed from 1998 to 2013. They released 10 full length albums on the labels Load, Ecstatic Peace, Fusetron and Dais. Mark currently plays solo and “Department of Heraldry” is his debut.
Gaute Granli used to play guitar and shout in Skadne Krek and Freddy The Dyke. Now he focuses mainly on his solo project where he explores a range of abstract and bizarre territories. He combines chanting, guitar, a range of effects with analog sampling and creates a dark and industrial sound. The music is freely improvised as well as composed.
The weird side of music seems like a small but interesting niche. A part of music makers that most people will never find out about and others seem to swim in as if it’s their natural habitat. It’s a strange thing, an odd scene of poetic clowns, tormented artists who live life with their hearts on their sleeves and probably have silly hats on. Sometimes it’s as if it’s inhabitants are in some kind of contest of who is the weirdest? Will it be the girl who sings about frozen fish? Will it be the man who sings about golden noses? Will it be the woman who raps in the out of tune ways? The man who reads out graffiti while he walks around with a dictaphone? The freak that whistles on other people’s noses? Or perhaps…
Thursday 21st November, 7:30pm
Suggested donation: 3£
Wednesday 19th November
The Horsenecks play hard-hitting and heartfelt Old Time and classic Bluegrass music. Their sound is centered around the pairing of the signature rhythmic Appalachian fiddle style of Oregonian Gabrielle Macrae, (the Macrae Sisters, Hook & Anchor) and the driving yet subtle three-finger banjo playing of Liverpudlian Barry Southern (Tramp Attack, The Loose Moose Stringband.) Gabrielle’s playing style is the result of being raised in the Old Time music hotbed of Portland, OR and being exposed to the fiddle traditions of the Southeast through years of traveling to festivals and learning from some of the greatest players in the genre. Barry’s banjo playing ranges from thrilling and high-octane to moody and captivating. Harmony singing and thoughtful songwriting bring this Old Time band to the stage with an exciting and varied set of upbeat foot-stompers, new takes on old standards, innovative fiddle-banjo compositions and heartfelt harmony singing. When performing in the USA Southern and Macrae are often backed up by the infamous Brian Bagdonas and Kevin Sandri on bass and guitar, who together set the standard for Old Time rhythm sections with their contributions to the original lineup of Foghorn Stringband. When performing in the UK, they are joined by Chris Marshal and Alan Wright on bass and guitar, both influential members of Liverpool’s growing roots music scene. As a four-piece The Horsenecks continue to set a new standard in today’s traditional music scene with appearances at major festivals in the USA and the UK, including the Cornwall Bluegrass Festival, Doolin Folk Festival, The Portland Old Time Gathering, and the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Festival. They received critical acclaim in 2015 for their self-titled debut album. Their second album, Fiddlehead was released in July, 2018
Saturday 23rd November
Doors 7.30pm – Start 8.15pm
Join us for our double-set, headline show.
THE SUBSTITUTES are a Glasgow based “sound-a-like” tribute to the classic UK rock band THE WHO, aiming to replicate their instantly recognisable and iconic live sound, bringing to life the legendary “Tommy” and “Quadrophenia” albums and the usual live favourites you’d expect…as well as few other classic Odds and Sods…
SET 1: The Substitutes will be debuting our Quadrophenia set, featuring the albums most iconic tracks, including “The Real Me”, “Cut My Hair”, “The Punk & The Godfather”, “I’m One”, “I’ve Had Enough”, “5.15”, “Sea & Sand” and “Love Reign O’er Me”.
SET 2- A full hour (at least!) of classic hits from The Who, including “I Can’t Explain”, “Substitute”, “Who Are You?”, “Baba O’Riley”, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “My Generation”
‘In My Life’ & ‘Solstice’. Rehearsed Readings
Sunday 24th November, 7.30pm
My Life’ and ‘Solstice’ will be read for the first time. On the night extracts for both pieces will be put before an audience for the very first time.
‘In My Life’ is the story of a couple as they move into their forever. As they unpack and age we explore their journey through love, family life and the places they’ve shared.
‘Solstice’ is set against a authoritarian political campaign which has exploded into public anger and war. As a result, three friends have retreated inside an abandoned building for shelter and safety. Over the course of an evening, after many months, we explore friendships, family and the prospect of going back outside.
I’m delighted to be sharing these new plays and hope you come along!
Barry, Wet Look, Current Affairs
Soft Riot (release show), Aufbau Principle, Vigilance State
Friday 6th December, 8pm
Tickets £5 (tickets, £5.50 w/fee) – £6 (on the door)
SYNTH • MINIMAL • COLDWAVE • ELECTRONIC
POSTPUNK • DARKWAVE • EBM • NEW WAVE
This is a release show of sorts for the new Soft Riot album on Possession Records, “When Push Comes to Shove”.
Our own experimental, mutant auteur synthpop artist here on Possession. Soft Riot is JJD, a Glasgow-based Canadian who has over the last number of years released six albums and has toured off to locations locations all over Europe and parts of North America. The newest, seventh album, “When Push Comes To Shove”, releases 11 November 2019 on Possession Records.
Aufbau Principle create caustic and doomed post-punk. Taking influence from the early 80’s dark Manchester sound as well as gothic cinema Aufbau Principle create music from the shards of broken relationships, doomed cityscapes and existential nightmares.
This dark-wave duo creates a compelling dystopian analogue soundscape straight from the northern industrial heartland. A synthesis of resonant vocals, mournful minimalism and brutalist bass, the State’s sound is inspired by modern legend and ancient lore.
GEORGINA PENSTKART (Visuals)
A Glasgow-based live video artist and videomaker, producing densely filtered analogue textures from source video and a variety of modular effects. She will be providing live visuals for the bands throughout the evening.