Thursday 21st August – Box, Glasgow
We’ve not played a show at Box for ages and were looking forward to a gig in Glasgow where we’d be able to turn up the volume. The show kicked off at 7.30pm with the fantastically talented guitar vocal styling’s of local lass Charly Houston. Charly delivered a set of lovely original material spanning a variety of genres from indie pop to modern Scottish folk and charmed the crowd with her musings on the song-writing process and general banter. Charly plays in and around Glasgow regularly, and often she plays FREE shows so no excuse to not check her out, but in the meantime you can listen to her current single ‘Blue Eyes’ on SoundCloud.

Charly Houston @ Box Glasgow

Charly Houston @ Box Glasgow


Michelle Blades were running late (on a bus to Glasgow from Birmingham) so Sacre Noir played next. It was nice to back in Glasgow and the sound engineer, Scott, did a great job with our live mix. The tour has gone flown by this year and it was hard for us to think of this as the second last show. We’ve had a an amazing time and met some great people this year, played with some fantastic musicians and made some really good new friends.
AlexisSs & the lovely Josephine Sillars

AlexisSs & the lovely Josephine Sillars


Next up were two off those new friends in the form of Michelle Blades. Both the name of the act and front-woman, this Paris based act. Michelle’s vocal delivery is influenced by jazz and pop melodies and the music has an undertone of a band that loves New York Punk. Michelle has been joined on this UK & European tour by her bass player Victor (who also provides some backing vocals) and will be joining us again for a show in Edinburgh tomorrow. Their BandCamp page is full of material recorded bathrooms and bedrooms in various locations.
http://michellekblades.bandcamp.com/
Michelle Blades @ Box Glasgow

Michelle Blades @ Box Glasgow


Next up was the Eyemouth based rock outfit We Were Kings. The had a pretty straight forward ‘anthemic rock’ sound and some very memorable tracks; my favourite on the night was Comedown Queen, which I can’t find a studio recording of online, so here is a live version recorded in Edinburgh earlier this year.

We Were Kings @ Box Glasgow

We Were Kings @ Box Glasgow


Full of energy and ambition, I’m sure we’ll all be hearing more these guys again in the not so distant future, but in the meantime you can check out some of their other tracks on SoundCloud.
Finally, headlining the night was Cousin Kenny. Scottish indie rock ‘n’ roll (minus their bass player), they played a fairly short set of original material almost shoegazey in style. We managed to see most of their set before heading off to catch the train home.
Cousin Kenny @ Box Glasgow

Cousin Kenny @ Box Glasgow


http://www.reverbnation.com/cousinkenny

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