We’re less than a week away from this year’s weekender! Here’s your guide to the festivities, with set times and updated info on what’s in and around the venue. Have a gander and start polishing your dancing shoes.
The Middle Ones and T-shirt Weather are embarking on a whirlwind tour of the UK this August, and we’re happy to be putting them on in Glasgow.
Kids, this one is going to be fun.
The Spook School have been off galavanting in That America, subverting the youth of tomorrow and casually hangin’ out with heroes. No big deal. Now they’re back home and returning to Glad for a Pop!South record 5th show! I love them. You love them. We all love them. (If you haven’t heard them yet, get listening to the links below. You’ll love them.)
The Middle Ones will be playing *just* their 3rd show for us, and their first in our usual home venue, but that doesn’t mean we love them any less. Their gloriously lo-fi rambunctious pop has been released by everyone from themselves to the super-cool Where It’s At Is Where You Are to also-super-cool Discount Horse and they’ve even relsead a split with lo-fi royalty Best Friends Forever.Per Discount Horse:
“The Middle Ones are Anna and Grace. They are best friends. They play indie folk that’s tender, sometimes not so tender and super punk. I dare you to listen to these and not have your heart swell with absolute joy. I dare you.”
Further proof of the formula pop + punk + Durham = awesome, T-shirt Weather are from Durham and play either punky pop or poppy punk. We’re not sure which. Not that this is important, because clearly the fact that it’s fun as hell is all that matters. Already Heard (link in the comments below) called their recent release on Odd Box Records, Flutter Through The Winter, “a 3 minute raw, jangly number that combines the trio’s punk vigour with pop sensibilities.”
We’re really excited to be putting on Bunnygrunt + Eureka California, who are both on Happy, Happy Birthday to Me records. Labelmates Tunabunny were part of our line-up for Pop!South’s first three gigs ever!
BUNNYGRUNT of St. Louis, Missouri first started making great pop music back in 1993 and continue to do so with the release of their album ‘Vol 4’ this Summer. Handily, they cater for all your indiepop, punk rock and powerpop needs at once.
Their labelmates Eureka California hail from Athens, Georgia and create power pop gems. They make a lot of noise for a two-piece and songs with titles such as ‘I Bet That You Like Julian Cope’ and ‘Edith (One Day You’ll Live in a Bunker)’ combine lyrical wit with sublime hooks.
We’ve also got local kids Breakfast Muff supporting. Breakfast MUFF ‘s debut album begins with a 31″ song called Pizza and somehow manages to get better from there. Containing members of our old favourites STROP (aka FROTH) they combine humour with real passion and most importantly some great pop songs.
Thank you to everyone who came, performed, worked at and helped-out at the Pop!South weekender!
The weekend went incredibly well and we got great feedback.
We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed in every way. We had a magical time and we hope you did to. If you didn’t make it, we’re planning on doing it all again next year.
We’re also lining up some more gigs for you in the coming months, so stay tuned!
As the time is drawing near for our latest and greatest indie-pop-fest, we thought we’d give you this year’s guide to the festivities.
Hope to see you there!
We’ve got a couple crackers coming up in August, and we hope to see you there.
First up, everyone’s favourite miserablist party band The Just Joans wanted to play a gig with their good pals the Middle Ones, and how could we say no to that combo?! Anna and Grace are touring with Hallie and the Annies, who play lovely, discordant shimmer-pop. We’re very much looking forward to this intimate gig in a new location—upstairs from McNeill’s bar, tucked away just off Victoria Rd at Torrisdale St.
Fittingly, the following Wednesday, we’ve got Colour Me Wednesday coming up from London. They asked if they could play with a couple of their favourite acts, and handily enough, they’re some of our favourites too! Local singer-songwriter Chrissy Barnacle and Dublin’s own Kate’s Party will fill your ears with sonic delights. This gig’s north of the river, at the Roxy 171.