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June 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm£10.00
Part of the Westend Festival 2019 …
The Muldoons are steeped in the finest traditions of Scottish indie music.
The band were all born and grew up around the much loved, but neglected council estates of Paisley in Scotland. The melodic, jangling guitars, fast edgy riffs and sweet vocal melodies draw on the best influences of 80s and 90s indie music but with a modern perspective.
The members all have deep roots in Scotland’s indie music scene, including Greg Bolland who’s first band, The Church Grims, can claim to have helped give birth to the indie guitar movement in the late 80s.
In 2018 The Muldoons first single, Lovely Things, attracted strong attention and radio play across the UK, Europe and USA. Their optimistic, high tempo, indie guitar music caught a mood and saw them play sell out gigs at King Tuts, O2 ABC with a rousing homecoming at Paisleys Indie Festival.
The Muldoons are not attempting to re-invent music, but they want to re-ignite the passion for songs about ordinary life with the kinds of melodies and energy that first burst into life on record players in the grim estates in forgotten towns like Paisley. 2019 promises to be an exciting year for The Muldoons with the single Don’t Be Like That Girl ready for release and an album to follow in the summer.
Gerry Mullen (vocals)
Bobby Corrigan (guitar)
Andy McPake (drums)
Greg Bolland (trumpet, melodica)
Davy Brook (bass)
Opening up the show are PLASMAS, a Dundee band inspired by the sounds of shoegaze, synth-pop and Britpop.
They create vibrant vibes in an attempt to reinstate that it’s not all bad.
In just under a year, their jangly, reverb-soaked noises have seen them headline King Tut’s, receive airplay from Amazing Radio and share a stage with the likes of The Ninth Wave, LUCIA and Man of Moon.
“an opening of another new direction of sound being projected from the diverse Dundee music scene” Discovery Music
“not your conventional Scottish indie band” Amazing Radio
“Transcendent melodies centred around warm harmonies, excellent synths, smooth rhythms and glossy guitar chords” Small Music Scene
Formed in 2017 Kardo’s fan base has rapidly grown following the success of numerous live events around Glasgow. 2018 saw the release of numerous singles their superb mouth watering debut album ‘Things will never be the same’. James Wiseman’s effortless vocal cuts through with a pinch of Scottish Gallus accompanied by Sam Carltons soaring guitar riffs cemented in place by Ollie Carswell’s solid 4 string. Kardo come to life in the live arena where they embrace the audience as if a fourth member of the band and glory in the confidence of youth. 2019 is sure to be an exciting and pivotal time for this exciting three piece as they look to expand there line up and release more fresh material.