A guide to the top music events and gigs this autumn
Including The Pleasance Sessions, To Rococo Rot, Simple Things, Chvrches and Future Islands
The mini-festival continues with gorgeous Italo-synths and swooning, keening folk from Ubre Blanca and Two Wings (Thu 16 Oct), plus Glasgow’s excellent ‘proto-robo-folkers’ the Phantom Band and ambient vista-makers Remember Remember (Sat 18 Oct) promising to be belters.
The Pleasance, Edinburgh, until Sat 18 Oct.
Spiritual descendants of Kraftwerk, Neu! and Can, the ever-changing, ever-creative Berlin trio (with the palindromic name) are back, now with vocals from Arto Lindsay who has collaborated previously with Animal Collective and Laurie Anderson.
Platform, Glasgow, Sat 18 Oct.
The pioneering electronic music / sound effects team from the Beeb (they did the Doctor Who theme, don’t you know?) come out of retirement due to popular demand.
The Art School, Glasgow, Wed 22 Oct.
We’ve teamed up with the Lighthouse for a night of soft, soothing folk from James Yorkston and Ella the Bird (formerly Siobhan Wilson) plus a screening of God Help the Girl and lots more.
The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Fri 24 Oct.
02 ABC, the Art School and Broadcast, Glasgow, Sat 1 Nov.
Glasgow’s synth-poppers are just back from storming the States, Mexico and France and will be heading back into the studio soon for album two. They’re hell-bent on getting the Scottish crowds dancing first though.
Barrowland, Glasgow, Mon 3 & Tue 4 Nov; Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Wed 5 Nov.
Expect OTT vocals and death-metal howls from Baltimore’s theatrical synthpop trio.
O2 ABC, Glasgow, Tue 4 Nov.