Marcia Blaine School for Girls

Kinky Afro at the Sub Club, Glasgow, Fri 26 Jan


Glasgow’s electronic trio Marcia Blaine School for Girls (yes, the name is based on the fictional educational establishment of the 1960s novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) are gearing up to launch their new album Halfway into the Woods this month with an official album launch and live set at Kinky Afro. The album itself was recorded in quite a unique way. Dave, one of the trio, has his own take on it. ‘It’s kind of a strange recording process because there are three of us and one of us lives in London. When we write music it tends to be that one of us starts something off and then we bandy it back and forth electronically and then maybe meet up towards the end of the process to get everything sewn up. It is collaborative but not necessarily with all of us there at the same time.’

For this live show (more of a club set) audiences are in for a real treat as, like all of their shows, each one is tailored specifically for the audience and venue. ‘We find it difficult sometimes to play live because we find if you play in a club you have to play a drastically different set than if you are playing in a more gig environment where people are sitting watching you and possibly not so intent on you pumping out things on 140bpm that you can dance to,’ explains Dave. ‘So we basically have to write a different live set for most gigs that we do.’

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