On Saturday 12th March, the QMU will be hosting its first QMU Live Fest from 1pm till 10:30pm – that’s nine-and-a-half hours of live music! Co-headlined by Tuff Love and Tijuana Bibles, the event will also feature acts such as Proud Honey, The Insomniac Project and the winners of the QMU Live Battle of the Bands, Blair Coron and King Wine.
Tuff Love, described by The Guardian as “a band to fall in love with”, are a Glasgow-based band who describe themselves as making “aggressively melodic” pop music. They appeared alongside the likes of Ride and Paolo Nutini at Bellahouston Park last year, and have played festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park and Wickerman. Their most recent release is Resort, which features all of the music from their various EPs compiled into one album.
Tijuana Bibles, also from Glasgow, are described on their SoundCloud page as mixing “grunge-based riffs, groove laden rhythms and heavy traces of swampy Louisiana blues”. They have sold out shows at venues across the UK – including Glasgow’s own King Tut’s – and have appeared at T in the Park for two years running. If you’re interested in hearing how they sound before you see them live then check out their most recent EP, Ghost/Dance/Movement, which was released online in September last year. Humourously, they take their name from a range of American produced pornographic comic books which were most popular during the Great Depression.
Tickets are available now and cost £12 for members or £15 for non-members. Get them from the QMU reception or online at www.qmulivefest.eventbrite.co.uk. Don’t forget to check the Facebook event page for updates and more information.