The Telescopes Photos – 30th January 2nd February, 2016
Zeus!, BRITNEY and Droves photos – 19th January 30th January, 2016
All photos credit to instagram @RussianSoup
Interview: The Telescopes 5th January, 2016
Zeus! (Italy) + Droves + Britney! Jan 19th at Nice’n’Sleazy 5th January, 2016
The best 2 piece Bass n Drum experimental noise rock from from Italy ever, ever. Do not miss. Just listen :
Special support from Glasgow’s own giants of grindage : DROVES.
For fans of Spazz, Weekend Nachos, Real Talk and On Board Rankness. https://
And Britney! Meat-free lovers of sausage roll rock from Edinburgh in Scotland. For fans of Mike Patton patter and Melt Bananna patter. https://
8pm doors – £5 adv tickets available via musicglue.com – £7 OTD
Be free. Be excellent to each other.
Interview: Esperanza 22nd December, 2015
Glasgow ska-legends Esperanza chat about their 2015 highlights, karaoke and new years resolutions!
Check the event page for more info on A Sleazy Hogmanay with ESPERANZA + PARTY KARAOKE + GERRY LYONS DJ + Happy Meals DJ + The Cosmic Dead DJ + Harsh Tug DJ. Tickets are available behind the bar or online
Interview: Khost 3rd December, 2015
We talked to the lovely Khost about their influences, their best moments of 2015 and writing as a two-piece.
Who are you and what sort of noise do you make?
The music is very detuned, very Brutalist-inspired, layered down over a big furnace/torrential soundscape. If it was a painting it would be about a kilometer wide held up by old, thick metal supports and wires that creak in wind, in parts abstract, in parts quite hard to decipher, and the materials would be oil like and seeping, never quite drying out.
What have been Khost’s best moments of 2015?
On tour with Conan playing hard driving music and lots of good night drives. The writing of Corrosive Shroud last xmas was really good too as a lot of it was done in very hard, loud sessions.
What drives Khost’s sound and image?
It would be from years of life in cities like Birmingham and in Europe, plus others, plus to really try to articulate something that is different and doesn’t come out in music too often, like sounds you hear at odd hours of the night or day. I said this to someone at a show once, that it’s like being in an old house at night. It’s not down to us or to anyone to control, so it can be unnerving.
How do you find writing/performing as a two piece? Was it a conscious decision to keep the band minimal?
I was playing in a two piece metal band in mid 80s so it is not new to me and we got a lot of abuse, particularly from skins. We played a range of stuff, from Wire to Sodom. Also this is one of the most layered music projects I know: many effects between us, vocal, three external vocal sources, usually two visual sources and extra sax and drums on the albums. The only minimal thing we do is hardly any internet, we forget to.
Who or what should we look out for next?
New album is half written and we are clearing the empty lot for it now.
Interview: The Spook School 3rd December, 2015
We chatted to The Spook School about the reaction to their second album “Try To Be Hopeful”, making political pop music and what they would like for Christmas.
Who are you and what sort of noise do you make?
Hi! We’re The Spook School, and we’re a queer DIY pop-punk band. Which basically means that we play loud, messy, fun music that quite often has something to do with gender or sexuality or any of that fun stuff.
Your excellent new album “Try To Be Hopeful” has been getting a lot of love from all over the world! What’s been the most exciting part of releasing it or thing that’s happened since?
I think just the fact that lots of people really seem to like it is the most important thing to us! We’ve received a few letters and emails and messages from people who have got in touch to say that they’ve really connected with the album and that it means a lot to them, which is bewildering and amazing and makes us feel that we might have done alright. Obviously, getting asked to play exciting gigs/festivals like SXSW etc is also very exciting.
How well do you think what you’re trying to do and say has been understood by the “mainstream” press?
Hmmm. Well and not so well. I think it very much depends on whether the person writing about us is bought in or not. There are a lot of people writing for magazines, papers etc that seem really excited and engaged with the idea of pop songs that are trying to be about something, and want to have conversations about gender and sexuality and the queer DIY scene, which is really cool. On the other hand, theres been a few cases where people have been like “The music’s good, but why is there all this gender politics crap? Just write normal songs like all the normal people.” Which you just kind of have to roll your eyes at and move on.
What would The Spook School like for Christmas and do you have any new years resolutions?
Niall says that he would like a glitter cannon and a glitter vacuum cleaner for Christmas. I’m having surgery on the 29th of December so I’m going to wait until I’m high on pain meds to make my new years resolutions and see if that helps to come up with some good ones. Maybe learning to fly, or taking up magic, we’ll see.
Who or what should we look out for next??
Pretty sure Daskinsey4 should take over the world in 2016. They are the best.
The Spook School play Nice’n’Sleazy on the last date of their Try To Be Hopeful tour Sunday the 6th of December with Fortuna Pop labelmates Chorusgirl and Glasgow’s Joyce Delaney. More information here and facebook event here.
A Sleazy Hogmanay! Tickets on sale NOW! 19th November, 2015
Alright Alright Alright, Glasgow’s premier Ska party band ESPERANZA roll in to blow minds and vibrate spines for our Hogmanay Party this year. We have a whole bunch of staff going down so if you’d like to check out our listings page to keep up to date on the news. Even better is that the first wad of tickets we have available are £8 only, once they’re gone the price shall go up, MAKE IT HAPPEN. Yes. Positive vibes.
Interview: Our Love Will Destroy the World 16th November, 2015
Interview: Klaus Kinski 11th November, 2015
Ahead of their gig at Nice’n’Sleazy on the 14th of November Klaus Kinski talk their namesake, horses and why they paint themselves red..
Who are you and where are you from?
We’re from north wales originally, Llanfairfechan, Penmaenmawr, Dwgi & Colwyn Bay. We were born with individual names but in 2010 we deed polled all our names to Jake McKenna. In 2011, Jake McKenna (6th) joined (local lad from Burnley) and so now we have 12 legs in total, which is great for walking over mountains and relocating to Manchester which is what we did.
You share a name with Klaus Kinski, the German actor famous for his roles in Werner Herzog films including Nosferatu the Vampyre, who has had lead a fairly strange life. How much of an influence was he on your name or band?
The name Klaus Kinski comes from when Jake 1 and Jake 2 watched Nosferatu, and were so aroused by his performance they decided to write a musical based on his life, all the songs encapturing his intensity, however due to lack of funding and interest from the local performing arts community just decided to form a band and named this child Klaus Kinski as homage to the German God of Germany.
Your facebook page makes it pretty clear that your sound is influenced by horses (in addition to The Stooges, The Birthday Party, Nick Cave..). How did you Klaus Kinski get together and was there primary moment of horse-spiration that started it all?
Horses are just funny. They are graceful machines of nature and we admire their strength and beauty. They also have big ole’ d****
Both the art for your Untitled EP and your bandcamp photo features people covered in red paint and symbols hanging out on hillsides. What’s all that about?
The photos were taken by our buddy pal m8 Alex Gould. The red a visual metaphor for the blood spilled in the name of religion and the hardworking people devoured by the corporate machine of the illuminati. Not really, we’re just idiots who thought it would be funny.
The festive time of Halloween is just behind us. What did Klaus Kinski get up too? (The band and/or the deceased actor)
Klaus Kinski was still dead at Halloween. The band were probably either doing something incredibly satanic or just watching Netflix and chill. Jake 1 actually owns a purple hearse and would probably have been pelting it down the backroads of Wales looking for adventure in the seedy underbelly of Eglwys Bach.
Finally, who or what should we check out next?
As a collective we make up a tonne of other bands/solo projects and are involved in many fingers of which are put into many pies; Sex Hands, Queer’d Science, Irma Vep, Dave of Mutilation, Desmadrados Soldados de Venturas, Damir Bojanic, Salford Media City, Dylans solo project David Liversidge (there’s many more) but also shout out to welshies Ectogram and Datblygu!