Sunday, 15 May 2011
We are big fans of Louis Abbott and Admiral Fallow at the Insider and think they are going great places - we are delighted to be having them back to see out Saturday night on our main stage (that's before we switch to two smaller stages for the late night sessions).
This is what they have been up to this year.
We're thrilled to be invited back to the Insider after a glorious evening last year. It was warm and welcoming and no sooner had I left down the windy road to the train station I was itching to do it all again.
The Band has had a pretty interesting year since last Insider. We were lucky enough to tour the UK with the very fine Frightened Rabbit last Winter finishing with two sold out nights at the historic Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom. After a brief hibernation we toured the UK ourselves in early March and flew straight out to Austin, TX to play a number of shows at the South By Southwest festival. It was not too dissimilar to the Insider in some ways, our last show taking place in a stranger's back garden who took a punt on inviting us to play just one day before. She plied us with beer and barbecue and with the Texan sun on our backs we played the hottest show the world has ever known. Temperature wise.
We were lucky enough to be invited to play in Durham, North Carolina, New York City and Boston, MA before heading home for a rest.
We also have a new guitarist for the next chapter in Mr Craig Grant of the fine glasgow band Song of Return. Craig joined us after the sad departure of Tom Stearn who left us to dedicate more time to his band Kettle of Kites (also performing at Insider).
As for our gig this year, people can expect a good time late on Saturday night filled with some brand new songs as well as tunes from our album. We're hoping to have some sexy collaborations for you all too though i can't say who as even they don't know yet!
Cannae wait. AF x