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OnTheFly + Viva Stereo + Down the Tiny Steps @ The Blue Lamp, 8th November

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as part of SOUND festival, interesting music promotions present


Saturday 8th November

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU. Phone 01224 647472

Doors 8.00pm

Tickets 8+bf in advance / 10 on door / 5 students

Available from

One-Up Records, Belmont Street, Aberdeen. Phone (01224) 642662

Ticketweb http://www.ticketweb.co.uk

Aberdeen Box Office (His Majestys Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct or The Music Hall, Union St) Phone 01224 641122 or http://www.boxofficeaberdeen.com





De-Fence Records is a DIY outfit releasing music by members and associates of the Fence Collective who write and produce electronic and experimental music. Headed up by label boss OnTheFly, expect live acts, DJ sets, collaborations & special guests, plus the usual fun & mischief that Fence always bring. Apart from running De-Fence, Falkirk-based OnTheFly currently plays drums for King Creosote, makes noises and creates remixes for various members of The Fence Collective, occasionally performs live (electronica / hip hop and experimental) and loves to DJ at any given opportunity.




Viva Stereo were born in Glasgow with the view to making music that would encompass a full weekends ebbs and flows. Saturday nights are important to Viva Stereo but it comes with the Sunday soul searching (not to mention the grim reality of Monday morning and the working week) and the combination of these are what give the stereo sound its dark edges.

A strutting mass of sneering proto-punk / psyche robotics replete with grind like electronics and heavy duty fearsome hook laden riffs, think Darklands era Jesus and Mary Chain (Losing Today)

anthemic, accessible, slightly My Bloody Valentine and yet still so gorgeous (There Goes The Fear)




Down the Tiny Steps are a Glasgow-based electro-folk-pop trio. That sounds cack, but they are not. They spend most of their time carving pop classics from the very tissue of their souls. Songwriter, Jonnie Common records 24hours a day, hooked up to a phantom powered saline drip. He has written over 250 songs and is prepared to admit that at least 10 of them might be pish.

Jonnie Common vox / ac.guitar / keys / beats / samples

Craig Rankine keys / beats / samples / vox

Graham Norris elec.guitar / keys / vox

Craig met Graham. Jonnie met Craig. Craig made Graham meet Jonnie. True story.

Sometimes its lo-fi acoustic shuffles. Sometimes its electro-folk wizardry. It's always inventive, endearing and fun (Fence Records)

repetitive beats and an array of flashing lights and meters to propel their tunes; think Beck or The Beta Band with a decided Fife accent (Is This Music?)

As the florally-decorated synthesisers belonging to Down the Tiny Steps were being heaved on to the stage, Johnnie Common was already in a frenzy behind his turn tables. His huge talent as a DJ is what most impressed during their tight show, which came on like Hot Chip collaborating with The Avalanches (The Sunday Herald)



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