Adventures in Sound and Beat Control
- Henry Northmore
- 1 October 2009
Exploring the best new nights in town
Residents Andy Wilson takes charge at Adventures in Sound while the Evol DJs (Keiron Mellotte and DJ Skoda) take care of Beat Control.
Guests None confirmed as yet with the residents on hand every week, but don’t be surprised by the odd DJ set from various indie bands in the future.
Music policy Indie disco favourites, a side order of rock, alternative classics and a smattering of electro (ie everything from Nirvana and Arctic Monkeys to Daft Punk and Justice) are the order of the day at both nights.
What they say ‘Despite its reputation as a cultural hub, Edinburgh has lacked any real sense of balance for clubbers for years. Previously, unless you liked R&B, commercial dance or cheese, there were only a few credible alternatives available. These were at much smaller venues and nothing on the scale of what the HMV Picture House has to offer,’ explains David Laing, group operations manager for the MAMA Group, which operates the venue. ‘Discerning music fans will now be able to enjoy a night out at some of Scotland’s best indie, electro and alternative club nights, socialising with like-minded music fans, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The ABC in Glasgow for instance has been a real hit with clubbers looking for something different from the mainstream, and we’re aiming to provide a similar alternative in the Capital.’
What we say They’ve certainly shaken up the live music scene in Edinburgh and we expect them to do the same when it comes clubbing. They’ve finally cleared up a few legal wrangles and are now free to re-open the venue for late night clubs, at what will surely be the biggest indie shindig in town.
Adventures in Sound, weekly Fri; Beat Control, weekly Sat, both HMV Picture House, Edinburgh.