Halina Rifai writes her latest column for TYCI focusing on new music from artists we should know about.
Today’s New Music taster is from Glasgow-based producer HQFU. Sarah J Stanley is the lady behind the name, a multi-talented human who has the most obscene skills in art, music and even web design.
Long time supporters of the collective, this is the only Scottish show on a short run of dates. We are just delighted to have them play our night.
Support comes from our new favourites Bruising
And even better news, this show is 14+!
Doors open at 7pm.
Poster by Cecilia Stamp Design – http://ceciliastamp.co.uk/
I’d like to think I became a feminist at the age of five when I told my parents I wanted to be a boy. I like to imagine that this gender rebellion, which included wearing only boy clothing, spiking my short hair and demanding to be referred to as Spike (a character from an 80’s cartoon staring Mr. T), was a reaction to my youthful awareness that gender roles are fluid, and that being a boy was both more fun and more valued than being a girl. My rebellion ended abruptly however, when a girl in the playground asked me if I was a boy or a girl. Suddenly, the idea of being ambiguous scared me back into girlhood (although my affection for men’s clothing has remained intact).
TYCI has a quick fire catch up with Nikki Cage of American ‘doomgaze’ outfit True Widow ahead of the Glasgow date of their European tour.
Obligatory questions first: Who are True Widow?
We are a band from Texas…
How would you describe your sound?
Pretty / heavy.
TYCI chats to Emily of alternative folk outfit Emily and the Woods ahead of their Glasgow gig tonight.
Who are ‘The Woods’?
Dave on drums, Sam on bass, Benedict playing electric guitar and me (Emily) singing and playing electric guitar too.
What is your live set up like?
We are beginning to blend electronic samples in to our live set up, which is already fully electric. It’s an exciting process and one we are all very keen to explore.