From Queen in the 70s and Nirvana and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in the early 90s, to Sigala, Dillinger Escape Plan and, most recently, Prides, the QMU’s very own Qudos is no stranger to welcoming a diverse range of familiar names to its stage, and with a capacity of 900 including a balcony and spacious standing area, we’re proud to say that Glasgow Uni’s campus is home to a great venue which still has plenty to offer. Here are a list of live events to watch out for in the near future!
The Horrors, 19/10
With four studio albums already under their belts and their new album V set for release later this month, goth-influenced English rock band The Horrors aren’t showing signs of slowing down any time soon. For fans of garage rock, indie and shoegazing.
Hailing from San Diego and entering their 17th year of being a band, Switchfoot have enjoyed a successful career ever since they achieved mainstream success with their double-platinum album The Beautiful Letdown. Known for their high-energy performances, this is set to be a grand night of alternative rock.
Oh Wonder, 02/11 (SOLD OUT)
Since playing sold-out shows in Paris, New York and LA a mere week after the release of their debut album in 2015, London-based duo Oh Wonder have enjoyed international success for their alt-pop singles. Their latest album Ultralife came out a few months ago, so fans will be treated to old and new songs alike.
The Fall, 04/11
Formed in 1976 by founder Mark E. Smith, The Fall have been called ‘the most prolific band of the British post-punk movement’. Whether or not you agree, there’s no denying that they’ve gained a significant cult following – the fact that the show had to be moved from Oran Mor due to phenomenal demand speaks for itself.
The Lemon Twigs, 12/11
Fronted by multi-instrumentalist brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, glam pop/rock duo The Lemon Twigs have already attracted the attention from the likes of Elton John and even Gerard Way since their debut album was released last year. Stay tuned for their Brothers of Destruction EP coming out later this autumn.
Cigarettes After Sex, 14/11
Despite boasting millions of Youtube hits on their videos since the release of their I. EP in 2012, American group Cigarettes After Sex only released their debut studio album back in June. Their ambient pop music is every bit as dreamy as their name suggests, so be ready to drift away to another universe altogether.
‘Half-human, half-synthesizer’, French electronic artist Perturbator has been busy making a name for himself with his brilliant 80s and horror-inspired darkwave music, and his latest EP New Model is out now. Expect transcendent tunes and plenty of strobe lights that will give you an exceptional experience well beyond your average gig.
The Cabeytu Brothers, 23/11
Originally from Argentina, Diego and Cristian Cabeytu’s entertainment project is popular for being ‘the only multi-instrumental show in Benidorm’. With heroes like Bruce Springsteen, they’ll be putting on a fun show featuring country, celtic music and the whole shebang.
LP, 05/12 (SOLD OUT)
She’s written for the likes of Rihanna and Cher, but this time LA-based Laura Pergolizzi will be singing songs straight from the heart that only she alone can sing. If her single ‘Muddy Waters’ made you cry during the final of Orange is The New Black’s season four finale, you’ll definitely be in for an emotional night.
Described by Billboard as having a ‘lush, luxuriant’ alternative sound, Californian band LANY’s self-titled debut album was released just earlier this year, and the trio are sure to warm up your winter blues with their indie pop aesthetic.