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Now and again we see an artist perform and think, now that’s someone I’d like a word or two with. Chris T-T was one of them and he’s back in Aberdeen on Friday night at The Lemon Tree. Still Burning managed to share some words with the main man before the event.


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.


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.



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.



Episode #3

And all of a sudden 2016 kicks off for us on Saturday with our first event of the year at Downstairs, Aberdeen. Oh, and before we forget we wish you all a very happy new year. Anyway, back to the music…

We’ve seen Roman Nose a couple of times on our travels, last time was a late night, almost pitch dark session at Electric Fields. Its electronic, loud and atmospheric, the live show is where it’s at for this band from Glasgow who play Aberdeen for the first time.

With their excellent debut album (A Distorted Sigh) under their belt and the second already in the can we are also delighted to bring the unpredictable Garden of Elks to Aberdeen also for the first time. Last time I saw them guitarist and vocalist Niall had only a laptop (called Annie I think?) for company on stage. That was, until the crowd joined him. Also, check their video with the cool kids below.

Opening the evening however we have Godzilla Blues, a founding member of  this blogsite and his minimalist electronicy goodness. Explore his bandcamp page here.

Tickets for Episode #3 can be ordered here.

Episode #3 - Downstairs, Aberdeen



His Majesty’s Theatre is a beautiful building, and Dark Secret has had many a pleasurable evening watching some of the excellent shows they host over the last few years. Every so often, just for a few weeks a year, you can see what the visiting performers get to see, and have a tour backstage. FnS decided to take the tour and you can read our words and see some pictures here.

Episode #1

After many years of attending them we’ve finally taken the plunge and organised our first gig in Aberdeen. We see so many bands on our travels so we thought it might be an idea to try and get some of them them to play here. Anyway, our first one is on Sunday the 1st of November at Cafe Drummonds.  The bands playing are…

Life on Standby, first seen by us at last years Brew at the Bog and we’re really pleased to get them to come all the way from Greenock to play Aberdeen for the first time. Singer Erin Donnachie fronts a great live show from this young band and we’re sure you wont be disappointed.

The Media Whores. We first saw them supporting Ruts DC in Kirkcaldy and that was enough to convince us to try and add them to a show if we could. They played the Moorings to a decent crowd last year so hopefully we can get the numbers on the dancefloor to keep Aberdeen on their touring lists.  A gimmick free but as tight a performance onstage as you’d hope for.

Rumtumtartar, are our local support for the night. Interesting, female fronted, and grungy. Happy to have them on board and play for you.

Double Barrel DJ’s. Keeping you entertained before, during and after the bands with an eclectic selection of tracks that will hopefully set the groove for the evening.

Entry is only £6 and advance tickets can be purchased here.

flaresnseagulls - Episode #1