Live review: Dixon Street Studios presents Edinburgh School for the Deaf, Future Glue, Aggi Doom at Captains Rest, 25/7/12

Dixon Street Studios have put on a couple of shows now and this quite possibly is the tastiest one so far hosting some of Scotland’s finest acts.

 

Turning up slight late I unfortunately don’t catch any of Asian Babies but do look forward to hearing them in the near future if they’re as good as the rest of the bill.

So, the first act I see are Aggi Doom and arguably the stand out on the line up, they more than live up to this.

Playing possibly one of the tightest sets I’ve seen them play they fly through a collection of ultra cool grooves that leave you mesmorised.

Aggi Doom are nearly as engrossing to see as they are hear, as the four-piece led by the ever so cool Claudia Nova effortlessly drag the crowd in and don’t let them go, aside the occational slightly awkward pause and apology between songs.

I find it hard to find fault with these guys, they are one of the most likeable bands kicking about Glasgow and their atmospheric garage rock sound is seriously adictive.

Future Glue are up next and this local four-piece change things up a bit bringing a touch of rock ‘n’ roll to proceedings.

And what these guys maybe lack cool, from the other acts, they more than make up for in power and energy, as the frontman’s unique howl stands out above their rawkus punk rock sound.

Edinburgh School for the Deaf finish off tonight’s proceedings, and they play out a set of ever-reliable distorion drenched beautiful noise topped with haunting, if a little self aware vocals.

The Edinburgh five-piece, have been playing regularly since their album, New Youth Bible, came out about a year ago, and the set seems to have lost some of it’s edge from when the album was fresh.

Still, things are picked up emphatically when Grant takes over vocal duties for ‘Love Is Terminal’ and delivers a powerful display of sneered vocals and ending with him off the stage shouting out every ounce of energy.

Vocal duties switch back to Aggie for the last track and she,and the band, possibly enthused by the last track, up their game as they explode through a final track with engrossing dual chanting and finishing in a familiar but nonetheless impressive dual drum onslaught, just proving their still one of the best live bands in Scotland.

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