King Tut’s Summer Nights series of gigs

Local heroes including Song of Return and Meursault line-up for Tut's fortnight-long season of gigs

King Tut’s Summer Nights

‘Britain’s Best Small Venue’ – as once again voted last month by the NME, but perhaps better known to Glasgow music-loving punters as plain old ‘King Tut’s’ – continues its successful run of seasonal live programmes with this month’s second annual ‘Summer Nights’ series. A cavalcade of emerging homegrown talent, this fortnight of mega-value, multi-band bills encompasses some of the city’s finest cantankerous noisemakers to miniature orchestras, with acoustic sessions and DJ sets strung in between.

Highlights include Song of Return, who headline on 21st. Rising from the ashes of acclaimed electronica outfit Union of Knives, they’ve spent the past couple of years slowly but surely kicking up a storm around Glasgow. They’re accompanied by the skin-tight grooves and smart-mouthed lyricism of Otherpeople who lead the support with the always energetic The King Hats.

Still frighteningly young, The Seventeenth Century front a wave of new Glasgow artists with a penchant for lush instrumentation (and an overt folk influence) on 26th. They share a bill with veteran melodic dreamers Endor and the spritely Crow Road, with lo-fi heroes Randolph’s Leap playing downstairs. The following night welcomes back charming modern-day hippies Haight-Ashbury after a successful whirlwind year’s touring in support of debut album Here In The Golden Rays.

The pick of the final week surely comes on 25th, when magnificent multi-instrumentalists Meursault close an Edinburgh-themed night of near-faultless new talent featuring atmospheric electronica duo Capitals, the lovable and joyously eccentric Over The Wall and rounded out by Glasgow’s own Miaoux Miaoux, with Errors DJing in the bar. You can’t do much better than that for six quid.

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, until Thu 28 Jul.

Haight-Ashbury, Bearbones, Blue Sky Archives and Finding Albert

  • 3 stars

Sweet female harmonies applied to songs about drinking too much whisky from the headliners. *3Part of King Tut's Summer Nights.

The Seventeenth Century, Endor, Crow Road and Liam Cairns

Dreamy folk rock from this Glasgow five-piece who sound a bit like a Scottish Fleet Foxes. Randolph's Leap plays in the bar. *3Part of King Tut's Summer Nights.

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