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Vocoustics: Unkle Bob + Panda Su + Stanley, The Tunnels, Sun11Oct

Andy Mulhern

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Vocoustics Promotions Presents:


Sunday 11th October 2009

The Tunnels, Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen, AB10 1BF. Phone (01224) 211121

Doors 8pm

Tickets 5 from TheTicketSellers.co.uk

6 on door





Unkle Bob are folk-indie-rock band from Glasgow via London and have an uncanny knack of sounding like they've been hanging around your record collection your entire life.

They have only sold 10,000 albums; theyve only had 100,000 songs downloaded; their sublime Swans tune has only featured once in the climax to a Greys Anatomy storyline (thus inspiring hundreds of college kids to make their own Swans Youtube videos) but they are still Unkle Bob and they are still one of the most gorgeous, uplifting, lonely and revealing bands around.

They self-released their debut album, Sugar and Spite, back in October 2006 to huge critical acclaim (yes, that old chestnut). Since then they've toured the UK, Europe and the USA with the likes of Travis, The Proclaimers, and James.

Unkle Bob are back now on tour road-testing new material for their long awaited second album due for release early next year.

'Sublime' (Q ****)

'Captivating' (Mojo ****)

'Sugar-coated and sunlit uplands' (Uncut ****)

'Rick Webster is the master of the love-lorn, desperate lyric' (The Times ****)

'Song-writing that is genuinely moving' (Music Week)

'A singer who sounds like Nick Drake whispering secrets into Ray Davies' ear, possessing an enviable stash of country-folk heartbreakers.' (Scotland on Sunday)

'In amongst the manufactured pop drivel, the excitable indier-than-thou new Smiths-elects and the R & B soundalikes you too may have had the good fortune to have stumbled upon something quite special.' (Phil Savage)

PANDA SU - www.myspace.com/thepandasu

Panda Su is a one-woman band hailing from the sunny shores of St Andrews, Fife. A bit of a loner and with no one to turn to founding member Suzanne Isabel Ferreira had no choice but to learn how to play every instrument herself. This makes her debut 'Sticks and Bricks' EP (produced and mixed by King Biscuit Time/ex-Beta Band Steve Mason) a joy to listen to but almost an impossibility to play live.

STANLEY - www.myspace.com/iamstanley

Bands rarely enjoy comparisons, but if you were to take the intelligence of The Divine Comedy, the creativity of Radiohead circa The Bends and the soaring vocal talents of Scott Walker you wouldn't be far away.



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