I wanted to do a favour for Sinatra from Nottingham after they very
kindly invited us down for a show a few months ago
promised I’d get them up for a show or two in Scotland to return
the favour but then I realised.
SKRAMZ IS DEADZ!
Especially in Glasgow, where in all honesty other than a brief
flurry of excitement in 2005/2006 when bands like Raein, Circle
takes the Square, Ampere, La Quiete and Amanda Woodward
Scotland, has never really embraced it. Too many trend jumpin bams
in this town for a genre like skramz to stay remotely popular for
any period of time.
Those who were
finger pointing to Raein in 2005 will undoubtedly be exploring the
intricacies of recording a shite landing on the kitchen floor with
layers of delay and reverb pumped through the £2.00 mic bought form
cash conz which is of course suspended from the ceiling in a
back to the point.
With the exception
of the odd This Is Our Battlefield show, there is nobody interested
in arranging skramz shows in this part of the world.
Fair enough.. no
bands, nobody into it… hardly a winning formula for a DIY promoter
who’s probably gonnay make a loss even if people turn up to it.
With the realisation
that I’d promised Sinatra a show and there were no promoters to
book it for me I had to do it myself.
We present SKRAMZ
Gig 1: 23 January 2009 – O’Henry’s, GLASGOW.
(screamo the righteous style, from Nottingham)
Verde, (us wanks)
Channels, (in your face blastin without real blast
(Best screamo/skramz in the UK for my money)
see how this show goes but if it goes to plan you can expect to see
Mesa Verde playing in Glasgow more often with a bunch of bands
you’ve not heard of from down south and a scattering of the usual
Been really into
Sunset Squad so don’t be surprised to see them on every mesa bill
for the next good while.
Plus obvz Kaddish,
Black Channels etc etc…
like to arrange shows quite regularly, however I know the potential
Seen so many
people/collectives put a lot more effort and time into shows than
I’m ever gonna do and have to eventually call it a day.
In all honesty
though, who else is gonnay do it?
(and more to the
point, how else are we gonnay entice youngy and steve carlin back
out from under their rocks?)
may be a flash in the pan idea that I’ll regret making even this
small commitment to, but after taking a whole lot form “the scene”
in the last 4 and a half years and not giving much back,
I think mesa maybe
have a wee duty to try and help revive the fuck out it’s lifeless
body and this is my attempt at doing so.