Nuts & Seeds Presents…
‘I like things to be inclusive and fun, I don’t enjoy elitism, and I think when the main concern is money it ruins everything,’ says Giles Bailey of independent promoters Nuts & Seeds. Their DIY ethos dictates that door prices are kept low, there are no guestlists, and all takings go to the bands and covering costs. This ethical stance, combined with a knack for booking some of the most exciting underground acts around, has made Nuts & Seeds one of the most inspiring forces in the Scottish music scene.
‘I’ve been hearing that term [DIY] a lot more in Glasgow I suppose,’ Bailey says. ‘It’s great to see the stuff [other promoters] Cry Parrot, Electropapknit and Primitive Painters have been putting on recently.’
Nuts & Seeds’ last few events of the year promise to be belters. Dananananaykroyd’s show with Brighton-based Charlottefield in the 13th Note on Monday 3 December is sure to be a sweaty evening of slacker-hardcore jollies. At the same venue on the Thursday 13 December, there’s the twisted pop of Panda Bear collaborator John Maus, and the brilliant Gowns, who cloak sensuous melodies in a haze of distortion and electro throb. Lo-fi alchemists Held By Hands complete the bill.
Finally, the Meowmix dancing party – where you’re as likely to hear Erasure as The Cramps or Fugazi – takes over Nice & Sleazy on Saturday 15 December and again on Hogmanay. Proceeds from the night are earmarked for future projects. ‘There’s been a bit of discussion about putting out a record,’ reveals Bailey. Clearly, the future is DIY. (Stewart Smith)
13th Note, Glasgow, Mon 3 & Thu 13 Dec; Nice’n’Sleazy, Glasgow, Sat 15 & Mon 31 Dec. See listings for full details. www.nutsandseeds.org