Algernon Doll + Garden of Elks live

Netsounds Unsigned + Mad Hatters present ALGERNON DOLL + GARDEN OF ELKS live at Mad Hatters on Friday 18th July.

Well here’s another show we are putting on with our pals at Mad Hatters that we are super excited about; Algernon Doll and Garden Of Elks!

It’s only been a few weeks since we saw Algernon Doll in their full band format at goNORTH but we can’t wait to be blasted by more from their powerful, expressive and sometimes fragile canon.  We shout “hear, hear” from the gallery at Artrocker Magazine’s claim that Algernon Doll is “one of the most exciting artists to emerge in a while.”

Here! It's a Facebook Event!

Algernon Doll’s return to Inverness follows the release of the already acclaimed third album Omphalic, released on 30th June.

Omphalic sees Algernon Doll break out from his one man band persona as he continues to hone and perfect an alternative guitar sound that harks back to a sound reminiscent of early 90’s grunge. At just 24 years old, Ewan Grant is carving out a place in the hearts and minds of fans and critics alike and has already released two critically acclaimed albums, Camomile and Citalo-pop, that has seen him compared to the likes of Elliott Smith.  Algernon Doll recently performed Radio 1′s Big Weekend and has already lined up festivals such as Wickerman and Belladrum for the summer.

We are also hugely excited about receiving another fuzzy shot of adrenaline from the 3 headed noise beast that is Garden of Elks. Formed in 2012 they have already played shows with Tokyo band Tacobonds, The Yawns and Deathcats as well as smashing it at Belladrum, Wickerman, Wide Days and the Nordiff-Robbins Awards.

The Elks released a string of sell out DIY cassettes and the 18th of July sees them return to Mad Hatters to launch their new EP, YOOP.  The title song will be online at the end of June and is a “Great Elking Blaster” of a track and a pretty good indicator of what to expect from their debut album which will be out later this year.  Alex Gordon (from VASA) will be joining the Elk family on drums for their Mad Hatters and wider UK dates this year.

Algernon Doll + Garden of Elks at Mad Hatters on Friday 18th July is free entry.  Doors open at 9:30pm and we shall be spinning some pop/rock/funk/soul/indie/hiphop/whatevermakesyouandushappy until 3am!

We have a Facebook event here so you can join it and share it.

Introducing… Quinny

Glasgow based singer songwriter Quinny is out on the road on a mini Scottish tour.

We’ve been fans of Quinny’s music for a wee while now and his track Rumours cropped up in our Best of 2013 Mixtape and on Scottish Bloger Ravechild’s top 20 tracks of 2013.

It’s fair to say we are feeling farm and fuzzy that we have finally managed to lure him onto one of our nights with our good friends at Mad Hatters in Inverness. Quinny (Peter Quinn) writes, records and plays music with or without a band — depending how many friends he has that week. For his current Scottish tour he has managed to secure some friends so we will be treated to the full band at Mad Hatters on Friday 23rd May.

For his show at Mad Hatters Quinny will be sharing the night with the hard pop sound of Verona and fail-pop guests So Many Animal Calls.

You can listen to Quinny on his Soundcloud page.