Gdansk (4 stars)

The Mill Live @ Oran Mor, Glasgow, Wed 5 Nov

Glasgow quartet Gdansk claim to do ‘melodic post-punk explorations of literary pop’ and that’s about as apt a description as you could ask for. Song one, line one yields the words ‘taciturn’ and ‘dilettante’ – reason enough to believe they’re sufficiently well read to be handy in a Scrabble match. The music is malevolent, bold and thunderously loud, and singer Andrew Campbell’s murky baritone recalls all the best low-voiced gloom-mongers from Paul Banks to Matt Berninger.

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