032 – Sacre Noir Summer Tour 2012 (Gig Two)

Posted: July 27, 2012 in Dark Electronica, Edinburgh Gigs, Edinburgh Music, Electronic Music, Hyperbubble, trip hop, Uncategorized, Unsigned Music Tour

Sunday 22nd July 2012 – Henry’s Cellar Bar in Edinburgh with Shock And Awe, Xerox Zeros and Hyperbubble

This was a much easier night than the first gig of this tour! Hometown gigs always are & especially at our second home (and Edinburgh’s finest live music bar) Henry’s.

Henry's Cellar Bar - Edinburgh

Henry’s Cellar Bar – Edinburgh


Coffee’s at Lebowski’s and then sound-checks (which are all done by 7.30pm) and everyone is in fine spirits. Nora is at the sound-desk so we’re confident everything will be well-balanced. It’s all plus points so far…
First up it’s the mighty Shock And Awe – rawkous punk with a drum machine! It was their front man who had set up the gig and he was in fine form. They kick started the night with a bang (that’ll be Murray drop-kicking his Fender across the room) and everyone certainly seemed to be loving their antics. I’d never seen Shock And Awe live before, but it’ll definitely not be the last time.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shock-And-Awe/174672829239518

Next up for another very short set was solo act Xerox Zeros, an 80’s influenced club type sound. It’s difficult to describe but I’m going for a mix between The Cure and The Pet Shop Boys. I think it was his debut gig and I’ve not seen much sign of ‘on-line life’ yet but I’m sure there’s more to come from this one-man wonder. If you like dark lyrics and up-tempo beats be sure to check him out.
Then it was our turn…
We take to the stage about 9.30pm and play the new LP ‘Sinking Into Darkness’ from start to finish, plus our cover of ‘Time’ by Chase & Status at the end for good measure. We all felt that it was a very good gig! The sound on stage was really well-balanced and the crowd were on great form. A big thanks to our special fans; Lennox, Rachael, Matt, Fran & Alla.

Sacre Noir @ Henry's Pic by Vikki McGraw

Sacre Noir @Henry’s Pic by Vikki McGraw


Closing the evening’s entertainment we’re Hyperbubble. Having missed their set in Glasgow we were keen to see the full show this time round and what a show it was. From start to finish the pair are energetic and full of joie de vivre and the Edinburgh crowd react accordingly! The venue was jumping and although it’s difficult to pick a favourite moment from their set, I loved ‘Leon’ their ode to a cat and a close second is ‘Chop Shop Cop’
If you have done so already – check them out @ http://www.hyperbubble.net
Jess (Hyperbubble) & Carrie (Sacre Noir) photo by Purity of Art

Jess (Hyperbubble) & Carrie (Sacre Noir) photo by Purity of Art


After a great night we’re back home before midnight (if only all gigs were that easy) and looking forward to the next show – Paris here we come!

The new LP ‘Sinking Into Darkness’ is OUT NOW and available to buy from:
http://www.savagerecordings.com/savagestore.html
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sacrenoir3
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/sinking-into-darkness/id547540883?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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