King Tuts – 17/10
Climbing up the King Tuts’ stairway whilst your eyes are gazing in awe at a time-lapse of bands who have played the venue, you hit a crowded black cloak, only realizing you are next to the stage when you are pretty much on top of it. That black cloak was removed by the quirky, synthesized, instrument-swappers John Wizards as they broke into hypnotic jives of melodic guitars and effects. The South African band delivered an uplifting performance, readying the audience for Jagwar Ma’s bass orientated vibes.
King Tut’s – 16/10/13
The Jim Jones Revue are an astonishing live act that are not to be missed, and their recent gig at King Tut’s cements this reputation.
King Tuts – 26/10
Saturday night at King Tuts was a night for many new bands out to get their unique sound heard by a new group of listeners. The melancholic folk-fusion of Dancing Years started off the show and their Yorkshire twang scored well with the many of the crowd. By contrast, their subtle, bittersweet atmosphere was soon shattered into a thousand pieces when the energetic three piece Poor Things jolted and jived onto the stage; interacting with rowdy members of the crowd and having a good time. With such a diversity already presented, Electric Soft Parade were set to do as they please.
King Tuts – 7/10
Any act looking to make a name for themselves on the King Tuts stage has a lot to live up to.
Nadine Shah smiles dimly while she catches the microphone; as soon as the notes of “Aching Bones” start to clang the public is spellbound. Her velvet voice amplifies the sounds and makes them tremble until their energy is consumed. This is probably the most interesting feature of the singer’s art, her ability to dig deep into the stories she sings, communicate her pain and force the listener to take part in it, simply by looking at her in complete silence.
Johnny Borrell + Zazou, Zee Berg – King Tuts – 02/10/13
Having toured stadiums as the frontman of Razorlight there’s a risk that the crowded Tuts stage will not be large enough for Johnny Borrell as he rolls into Glasgow to promote his new album Borrell 1.
The Family Rain – King Tuts – 02/06/13
Twenty years to the week since Oasis bulldozed their way onto the King Tuts stage and into our collective consciousness, another set of siblings prepare to make the same leap. It’s unlikely that tonight will be scorched so indelibly into rock history as that night in ’93 but nonetheless The Family Rain are certainly in the ascendancy, following the success of their slick single ‘Trust Me…I’m a Genius’.
The Strypes – King Tut’s – 05/05/13
What were you doing at age sixteen? Drinking cheap cider and stressing about exams if you’re anything like me. The Strypes on the other hand are in the middle of a sold out UK tour on the back of a successful appearance on Later with Jools Holland. One sozzled punter drove to Leeds to see them last night. The hype is undeniable and you can see why: four young lads from Cavan, Ireland, who channel the frenzied energy of The Kinks, The Yardbirds and the best of fifties rock n’ roll and play with a tightness that would leave most hipster indie bands in the dust.
Glasgow King Tut’s, Wednesday 13 February, 8.00pm, £14
When bands experience a change in line-up, the history books won’t always view it as a positive thing. Can anyone really say that their favourite Iron Maiden songs come from that questionable 90s period when Blaze Bayley was their frontman?
King Tut’s, Sunday January 20th
The Blackout are back once again, headlining their own UK tour with support from Sonic Boom Six and Proxies. The tour, which sees them play Glasgow’s King Tuts on Sunday 20th January, coincides with the launch of their next single ‘Running Scared’ from their fourth album Start the Party, which is released on the 21st January.
Notorious for their boisterous live performances and a real personality on stage – the band describe themselves as a concoction of ‘Beastie Boys meets Andrew W.K. meets Dirty Sanchez’, the six-piece from Merthyr Tydfil in Wales certainly know how to put on a show. Their mix of high-energy pop-punk and punchy riffs has seen their last two albums – Best in Town and Hope – warmly received by music critics and their latest effort looks likely to do the same, with ‘Start the Party’ making it onto Radio 1’s B List.
When you combine the boys’ enthusiastic stage presence with a venue such as Glasgow’s famous King Tuts you begin to realise that the 20th January will be no ordinary Sunday evening! Don’t miss out.