Architect of the Midnight Sun

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C Duncan is a name that you may have come across recently.

In October he’ll be releasing his second album in under two years and has had a busy summer playing festivals across Scotland – including Electric Fields in a few days time – so we decided to ask him some questions. You can see what he had to say here.

Time for Belladrum

20332599468_599fa3ddf2_oThe first weekend of August sees the return of the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival – a fantastic family friendly event just west of Inverness, who do great work raising funds for the ARCHIE appeal.

Set in the grounds of the Belladrum Estate, there are a selection of stages catering for just about anyone’s musical taste, along with stunt cycling from Danny Macaskill’s Drop & Roll and a variety of entertainment including headphone discos, comedy sets, the Burke & Hair theatre, busking spots, flash mobs, a multitude of intriguing sculptures and a wide selection of booths & stalls providing everything from food to massage.

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Last year there were Vikings rampaging and pillaging and even a fire-breathing dragon so who knows what there will be this year – we cant wait find out. For those planning to camp, the Jolly Green Sherpas will be awaiting your arrival to help you transport your camping gear from car to pitch site.

Headlining the main stage this year are Madness (Saturday), Two Door Cinema Club (Friday) and The Darkness (Thursday night).

This year is their 13th year so the theme is, of course, Superstition. For those who fancy it, there is a fancy dress parade and prizes for the best so get your thinking caps on.

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival runs from 4th to 6th August. Details here: http://www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk/

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Time for Brew at the Bog adventures…

…again. Its blossomed into a two day adventure now, and been shunted along the calendar a wee bit to (hopefully) catch some better weather. Anyway, 16 or so reasons (16, 2016, geddit?) why we think you should consider a trip to Inverness this weekend can be found here.

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Episode #7 Update: Kid Canaveral come to town

You know, we’ve been planning this gig for months, carefully adding the most appropriate supports we know and yes, only four days before it  do I realise we haven’t mentioned it on here, at all. Not very clever are we? Anyway, happy to say that ticket sales have been the best we’ve had so far for any fns gig so if you are coming along best buy in advance if you possibly can. Ticket link is here.

Sunday night, the 29th of May at Downstairs, Aberdeen we present the very welcome return of Kid Canaveral to the city after an absence of a couple of years and a new album being released very soon. Old songs, new songs, it’ll be GREAT. Here’s a new one to get you in the mood.

Kicking off proceedings we have an acoustic set from Sooz Stewart (Rumtumtartar) followed by local band Stanley who we haven’t seen play live in absolutely yonks. Please get down early to enjoy these two acts. Doors open at 7pm, and curfew is 11pm so no excuse not to come because its a schoolnight.  Hopefully see you there.

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Episode #6 – Interview with Crash Club

Crash Club will be heading up from Glasgow to headline Episode #6 when they play Aberdeen for the first time. We asked them some questions and you can see what they had to say here.

Crash Club will be playing Aberdeen along with The Strange Blue Dreams and Tribal High, at Downstairs @ The Malt Mill in Aberdeen, on Saturday 9th April.

The Facebook event page is here and you can get tickets (£6 advance, £8 on the door) here.

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Episode #6 – Interview with The Strange Blue Dreams

Glasgow based band, The Strange Blue Dreams will be playing  Episode #6 when they visit Aberdeen in April. We decided to ask them a bunch of questions and you can read what they had to say here.

The Strange Blue Dreams will be playing Aberdeen along with Crash Club and Tribal High, at Downstairs @ The Malt Mill in Aberdeen, on Saturday 9th April.

The Facebook event page is here and you can get tickets (£6 advance, £8 on the door) here.

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Episode #6

And then there was six. This weekend (Saturday April the 9th) we are pleased to present our latest fns show, or, Episode #6 if you like, and all three bands playing Aberdeen for the first time.

We have Crash Club, first seen by us at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and more times since. Their electronic sounds supplemented with guitars and drums will suit Downstairs to the proverbial T.

We have The Strange Blue Dreams, genre busting and attention grabbing, sharp sounds with clothes to match. Will you be brave enough to dance?

 

We have Tribal High, a band that will get the evening off by blowing their openers status down Holburn Street.

Tickets can be purchased in advance here, and many thanks in advance if you buy some or come along on the night.

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