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1.TEN TONNE DOZER (13th Note, 9th May)

One of my native island’s most successful musical exports, Ten Tonne Dozer are leaving Shetland for a UK tour and you’d be mad to miss it. The band, who won the Best Metal category of the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in 2011, are a must–see live act and the 13th Note is a fantastic venue. Be there!


2. BRODY DALLE (Garage, 21st April)

I can’t wait for this one – the former lead singer and guitarist of punk rock band The Distillers Brody Dalle is hitting Glasgow! She is touring to promote her debut solo album, Diploid Love, set for release at the end of the month. As a big fan of The Distillers, there’s no way I’m missing this!

Get your ticket HERE.


3. THE SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE (The Ferry, 18th April)

The days of the Sex Pistols are in long in the past, but this tribute band have got a lot of good hype surrounding them. Steve Jones, the Sex Pistols’ guitarist, has even called them “superb”.  The Sex Pistols Experience is perfect for fans who were too young to see the real thing, or for those of you who want to relive the good old days. This event also has the unique venue of the Ferry as a selling point – the gig will be taking place on a boat on the River Clyde.

Get your ticket HERE.


4.  KVELERTAK (Cathouse, 22nd April)

A six-piece metal band from Norway. Need I say any more? Kvelertak‘s songs are largely based on Norwegian and Viking mythology and their black metal sound is not to be ignored. You won’t care that they’re not singing in English – it adds to their charm, especially in a venue as great as Cathouse.

Get your ticket HERE.


5. NORMA JEAN (Classic Grand, 26th April)

Their ever-changing line-up doesn’t stop these guys from making excellent music. Norma Jean are hitting Europe this year after releasing Wrongdoers last year. The album was met with critical acclaim and is considered a return to form for the band, making this the perfect time to go see them live.

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