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August is coming atcha

7 Aug

Hello fine pop friends! Hope you are all well and perhaps have enjoyed a gig or two since we last spoke. We over at Pop!South HQ sure have! There are two particularly good shows coming up this month that I would like to direct your attention to.

Firstly, we have:

The Middle Ones-web

The Middle Ones return to Glasgow after a much-too-long absence. Anna and Grace create unique anti-folk-inflected indie-pop with swooping vocal harmonies and every instrument they can find. Don’t miss them.

Frozy join The Middle Ones on this tour, bringing their fuzzy, scuzzy, infectious lo-fi indie-pop to the mix. This is just plain good fun, as you might expect from a band describing themselves as “a dream-pop slumber-party”

Our appreciation for Where We Lay Our Heads, like a good indie-pop love affair, started at a house-show. They played a very stripped back show that night but their gorgeous pop sensibilities shone. We are looking forward to a slightly noisier evening this time.

Plan B’s own Nyla will get us started with her Kimya Dawson-inspired anti-folk. Wielding her ukulele and one of the sharpest wits in Glasgow, and always wearing her heart on her sleeve, you can’t possibly listen to Nyla without smiling.

BYOB! And your pals! See you there!

Never content to rest on our laurels, we have another show the next week:

haiku salut-web

Haiku Salut just played Indietracks, will be opening the main stage at Green Man this year, were track of the day on Mojo, and will be supporting for Lau in just a few months. That’s a pretty good year for three Derbyshire lasses!

A New International were formerly The Starlets but are now making music they describe as the combination of street music, carnival, music hall, cabaret, chanson, circus, movies, gypsy, folk + pop.

Last, but certainly not least, we have Ally Kerr, an assured songwriter and fine performer, who has recently released his third album, Viva Melodia. Beautifully melodic, folk-tinged pop can be guaranteed!

Come down and say Hey!

If you want to know more about the bands, and maybe see a wee taster, I wrote a guest blog for Last Year’s Girl as well!


Gig #2 Preview Roundup

15 Jul


Back to previewing our July bands for you: here’s the new video from the great Woog Riots live! who will be joining The Spook School and Tunabunny on the 23rd.

If I’m reading their European tour itinerary correctly then they’re currently in Luxembourg, but on the 23rd of July The Spook School will be with us in Glasgow!

Tunabunny arrive from Athens, Georgia within the next few days to start their 13 date UK tour and are with us a week tomorrow on 23rd July. Here’s there recently debuted video for ‘Slackjawed’

Our pals who put on All the Rage every month at Blackfriars will be DJing between sets. You can see what they played last week over at their Facebook page.

There will also be a reading from The City Is Ablaze! The Story of A Post-Punk Popzine by it’s author, Karren A.

Gig #1 Preview Roundup

6 Jul


It’s July – so probably about time we started introducing you to the 10 bands we have coming up this month!

First on 20th July we have Yakuri Cable of whom Bloodbuzzed said “charming indiepop, with a slight synth-pop touch presiding their music, the overall feeling couldn’t be more promising. Keep an eye on them in 2013.”


Continuing our rundown of artists who will be playing with us this month, we bring you America by the very talented Northern Spies who will be with us on the 20th.


Arts & Leisure from Sacramento, California have just released this great video from their new album “Choose Your Adventure”


We’re so happy that we managed to get an acoustic set from ballboy to finish things off. I’m sure you barely need a reminder, but here’s a very brief one!