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Be A Familiar + Boycotts + support - Sat 19 June - Tunnels

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AGP presents

BE A FAMILIAR

Boycotts

+ support

Sat 19 June - Tunnels

14+ show - 7.30pm - 5 from One Up, Belmont St and TicketWeb

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BE A FAMILIAR

Reviews:

Be A Familiar lead a quadruple bill of local talent tonight, however it's clear that the headliners are in a different league altogether. With seven members, their widescreen indie-folk sounds positively huge, lifted by utterly gorgeous trumpet action and boasting just enough celtic flavour to add character but not cliche. Their debut might be far from finished, but with song's like 'Had Your Fill' in the tracklist, it's certainly worth waiting for. Heather Crumley - The Fly - March 2010 Edition

A Joyous, Glasgow based-based assorted-rock seven piece whose Postcard guitars and boy-girl carnival render "You'd Make a Great Ghost" (self released) *****. It's a glorious Scottish Dog day anthem. And hell, if its shimmering snares and playground fanfares aren't ripe for a Balearic remix, then I'll eat my Fastfood rockers picture disc. (Nicola Meighan) The List 9-23 Jul 09 - Edition 633

On the surface, Be A Familiar are the sound of young Glasgow, about 18 months ago. But, it doesnt take long for a far more complex sound to emerge. Theres not enough random off mic shouting from bands, we wholeheartedly approve. And, have the conviction of it guys, handclaps are cool. Welding the melodicism of your Camera Obscuras to a big angry scope. It works. Really well. I find myself thinking this is what Deacon Blue would have been like had they not sucked. And I mean that as a good thing. No, seriously. Tony Kiernan - Is this Music?

Pain In The Heart - 'Lyrically biting, musically inviting!' - Daily Record

Pain In The Heart - 'A Future Classic!' - Jim Gellatly XFM

You'd Make A Great Ghost - ***** Single of The Fortnight - The List

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BOYCOTTS

reviews

The Herald - Neil Cooper

"However, Sutherland and co were all but upstaged by the sheer exuberance of Boycotts, a sparky Glasgow quartet who almost caused a riot last time they played Edinburgh at student nightclub Sick Note. As three boys sculpt post-punk guitar shapes, knowingly named chanteuse Stina Twee comes on like the missing link between Pauline Murray, singer with first generation punk band Penetration, and one-time indie pin-up Harriet Wheeler of The Sundays, barely pausing for breath in a set thats developing at a rate of knots. If Pearl and The Puppets are for grown-ups, Boycotts are the lighter, more bright-eyed side of art-pop. Both should go far." Star rating: ****

The Scotsman - David Pollock

"For a group that's relatively young, Boycotts are almost unnaturally well formed, with an urgent indie sound that's surely only a bit of spit and polish away from being chart ready. In Twee they also have a singer who is possibly more adept on stage than even she realises, an all-posing, all-dancing, yet still controlled performer who has a little of the Clare Grogans about her."

The List - Neil Cooper

"Just when you think youve got this Glasgow four-piece nailed as an abrasively angular, art school outfit, the pixie-booted minx bopping about onstage opens her cheeky gob and takes you by surprise. The sound emanating from knowingly named Stina Twee sounds like the spirit of long lost indie pin-up Harriet Wheeler of The Sundays distilled through a post Penetration Pauline Murray and melodies by Morrissey that drive and soar off somewhere out the ordinary." "Musically, Boycotts provide a relentlessly taut backdrop to such bittersweet colouring, with bass notes zapping out from the sculpted guitar patterns in a manner that recalls the post-punk structures of Life Without Buildings. Here, though, Ms Twee is less freeform, more straight-ahead in vocal stylings which rise and fall across the tunes more urgent intentions. At their most accomplished such a counterpoint makes for a healthy creative tension that should be pushed further. Its early days yet for Boycotts, but its clear the game theyre playing is a whole lot livelier than cricket. Just say yes."

Sunday Mail - John Kelly

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh January 31

"Everything is in place for this young Edinburgh quartet to be a big success. The Three boys create an urgent, jangling indie sound, particularly on stand-out tracks This is Not a Play Fight, Beat on the Dancefloor and Scarper! But they remain in the background next to singer Stina Twee, who has the style and voice to suggest she'll be doing this for a long time."

Daily Record - Bryan Quinn

Boycotts - 'Luella and Lies'

"Impressive burst of guitar pop that comes in just over the magic three minute mark. Full of infectious energy and lively guitars, the track sees singer Stina Twee tell a tale of teenage romance. "

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2 days to go! Advance tickets at One Up for the rest of today - also available on the door on Saturday from 7.30pm - 5

Stage Times for info

8.15 Farewell Singapore

9.00 Boycotts

9.45 Be A Familiar

Get down early! :)

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