Every Monday, the legend that is Vic Galloway brings us the only listing of every Scottish band playing abroad this week along with one of his highlights. This week Vic has more on Glasgow’s Errors, (featuring Scotland’s 2nd Greatest Ever Drummer*) who are in Amsterdam tonight.
by Vic Galloway
Signed to Mogwai’s ever-dependable but eclectic lable ‘Rock Action’ records, Errors are a Glasgow band with fingers on many pulses. Post-rock guitar-scapes reminiscent of their label bosses’ oeuvre bump into glitchy electronica and thumping bass-heavy club grooves to enlighten your ears and get your feet shuffling. Like Mogwai, they’re an instrumental band but rather than using extended, drawn-out passages of music they tend to keep to short, sharp bursts of sound that you could almost call ‘songs’.
Those of you who are searching for something different, these guys may well be for you. Their sound combines post-rock and electronic influences whilst remaining hugely melodic and retaining a pop suss. The mix is addictive and yet has enough curveballs to stay interesting and agile.
Nowadays they’re an awesome live band, so catch them in the Netherlands or anywhere else for that matter.
Also on tour this week: The Cinematics, Paolo Nutini, Finlay Quaye, Belle and Sebastian, Hudson Mohawke, Sharleen Spiteri, Simple Minds, Runrig, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Fran Healy, and Ex Simple Minds.
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Errors- A Rumour In Africa
Scotland on Tour this week
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Photo Credit: Daniel Paxton