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Prestfest 2014

Posted by Amy Park on August 19, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Prestfest was an awesome weekend!  I spent all day on Saturday 2nd of August in The Eagle Tavern watching some pretty sound bands. Scott Nicol & the Limitless Sky (whom I have mentioned previously in my blog) were fantastic and the only band I saw who wrote their own songs and played original material. There were quite a few local bands at Prestfest whp played their own original music.  The other bands i saw were, Wildcard,with a female front woman who played some classic rock tunes that got everyone singing along. The Helms, Audioclass, No Dogz Allowed and Tambo & The Spitfires kept that pub jumping all day. A great day was had by all and for a good cause too. 

Portugal. The Man

Posted by Amy Park on August 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out the band, Portugal. The Man.  Their music is a funky blend of groove tunes, soul music and a bit of everything else throw in for good measure.  Their album, In the Mountain, in the cloud has been the soundtrack to my summer, laid back, chilled, but with a dollop of upbeat to dance to should you wish.  They have a new album out just now called, Evil Friends. Be sure to check them out.  Find them on Facebook at" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://


Posted by Amy Park on July 5, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Have a listen to Glasgow based band Deathcats. Check them out on Facebook where you can listen to their new album 'All Hail Deathcats'. Catchy tunes, distorted vocals and layered throughout with fuzz. Love the dirty fuzz box, used by some of my favourite bands of the minute like Paws. Check out thier tunes off the new album, especially, Solid, DREAMZ, Danny Dyer, Saturday Night Golden Retriever and Troll Toll.  Saturday Night Golden Retriever was released as a single and video and is a fun, reverb fuelled piece of hardcore. 

Tenement Trail 2014 Glasgow

Posted by Amy Park on July 5, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Anyone free on October 4th should head up to Glasgow for the Tenemant Trail where loads of local bands will be playing various venues. Line up includes, Model Aeroplanes, Deathcats, Hector Bizerk, Friends in America and many more. There are 4 venues and it should be an awesome event! It's Tenement TV's multi venue festival and tickets for the day cost just £10.


Posted by Amy Park on June 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been listening to "All of Me" by Tanlines for the past few days now. It's on my Indie Love Affair playlist on Spotify and it reminds me of something but I can't quite place it. Can anybody help me out with it, please? It's a catchy tune and I'll probably be listening to it for a while yet. Check them out on Facebook." target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://

Check out the song 'All of Me' on BandPage.

Bands at the Baird: Review

Posted by Amy Park on June 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, the gig I was promoting on my website and Facebook page called Bands at the Baird has now been and gone and what an event it was.  The weather was glorious and after a fun filled day of games and races at Hansel's own version of the Commonwealth Games called, 'Games on the Green', it was time for their own version of T in the Park, 'Bands at the Baird'.  The Baird Centre is a new building that is part of Hansel Village, a charity that works with adults with varying support needs.  Both events, 'Games on the Green' and 'Bands at the Baird' are just another example of some of the wonderful things that Hansel does to get everyone invloved and having fun.  While I may be biased when I say this, as I work here, but I really do think this is a great place to work and feel proud to be part of an organisation that promotes independence and empowerment of all adults with a learning disability.  

I arrived as the final band, Rough Cut, were playing to the crowd who were still partying after all the events of the day.  The sun was still out but it had cooled nicley enought to enjoy sitting out, chilling after my long day at work to an array of upbeat, popular covers of rock songs such as, Journey's, 'Don't Stop Believing', and The Proclaimers, '500 Miles'.  I missed the first few bands but judging by the staff and clients who were still dancing and singing away I can only assume the night went well.  After the band had finished I asked for a few photo's and explained about my website and my love of all music but especially my love of finding and promoting local bands wether original or covers.  A great day was clearly had by all.    Rough Cut pictured below.

Bands at the Baird

Posted by Amy Park on June 13, 2014 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Hansel Village are having a fun day on Friday the 20th of June that will start off with Games on the Green during the day and will be fun for all the family. I will be taking part in the giant football game.  At night the main event  will be Bands at the Baird from 5 - 9pm. The bands that will be playing include, Scott Nicol and the Limitless Sky, Rough Cut and Jai McDowall.  



"Hansel Fundraising"


"Join us at Hansel for great night of live music at 'Bands at the Baird' on Friday 20th June. With a fantastic line up including Rough Cut,

, Debbie & Andy, Hugh Clinton and BGT winner 2011 Jai McDowall, it's sure to be a great night!"


"Come along to our brand new Baird Centre from 5pm-9pm to join in the fun!"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://

Check out Scott Nicol and the Limitless Sky on Facebook." target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://

This should be an awesome event and is definitely a worthy cause so if you are in the area next Friday at any point during the day and night be sure to stop by and see what it' all about. 

New Album Release

Posted by Amy Park on May 19, 2014 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The Black Keys have released a new album callled, "Turn Blue", it's available on CD,vinyl and digital download.  Check them out on Facebook" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://

Check out these new bands

Posted by Amy Park on May 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok, so here is just a couple of the bands I have came accross in the past few days, all of them well woth a listen.  First up it's Glasgow band, Hello Creepy Spider with their debut single, "I don't wanna die ina fire".  This is one to get you up and bouncing about at a gig.  Check out the video live from Glasgow last November - go to the Video section at the top of the blog to check it out. 

Also check out another Glasgow band, Prides and you can watch their video of the single, "Messiah" in my video section.

Model Aeroplanes

Posted by Amy Park on May 14, 2014 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out local Scottish band, Model Aeroplanes. They are a mix of indie and pop and remind me a little of Two Door Cinema Club with a touch of The Kooks wrapped in a Scottish accentsand are set to be the band of the summer.  They have already enjoyed radio play on BBC Radio Scotland's Introducing show.  Check out their singles Electricity and Crazy.  Go to Videos to check out their single Crazy.