We are cock-a-hoop to be returning with a run of live shows for 2014 in partnership with our good friends at Mad Hatters in Inverness.
Kicking things off on Saturday 22nd February we have a band that we featured on some of our earlier podcasts so we are delighted to have them at this exciting stage of their journey. They are Glasgow-based Irish garage-pop band Young Aviators.
Young Aviators are in attack formation for 2014 hoping to build on the success they had in 2013 which saw them release their debut album Self Help as well as touring with Nine Black Alps, Subways, Reef and more recently with Travis.
Their debut Self Help that was released via Electric Honey (Biffy Clyro, Belle and Sebastian, Snow Patrol, Teenage Fanclub) is a collection of songs from the heart, post-graduate experience, debt and poverty. However, it’s far from bleak as it is packed with catchy hooks more than capable of filling the indie dancefloors and Mad Hatters for that matter!
Joining Young Aviators and us on Saturday 22nd April are 4 lads from Orkney called Kendà Nagasäki.
Formed in 2012 they are a hybrid of genres, they are not afraid mess with musical boundaries. It is exactly this that makes them stand out from your generic indie band. Inspired by the likes of The Police, The Clash, Talking Heads and Primus they take their name from a cap-gun wielding eccentric in Orkney’s Kirkwall, who’s avant-garde fashion sense saw him sporting a Luftwaffe style trench coat, a cycling helmet, and a t-shirt brandishing the 1970′s Japanese wrestler Kendo Nagasaki.
Their self-titled EP does not cover songs about ex-girlfriends or dying pets but focuses more on Britain’s propensity for war, gluttony and drunken and drug-fuelled excess! It’s all wrapped up in a catchy and punchy mash up of ska-indie-rock that will make for a most excellent night. Or your money back.
The band is currently working on new “focussed and punchy” material that they plan to release this summer.
Also kicking a punch on the night will be our DJ set! We will be plugging in and spinning right through until 3am with a very special Saturday night set.
Netsounds Unsigned + Mad Hatters Live with Young Aviators/Kendà Nagasäki is on Saturday 22nd February, 9:30pm – 3am. FREE entry.