Every second Wednesday of every month at Tut’s will herby be taking over by blog FCK YES as they give us three there picks for the best acts in Scotland.
Bedford Rascals open up the night to a half decent sized crowd that fills up slightly by their last song.
They have a great sound and some excellent musicianship and consistently deliver throughout their set.
Many influences can be heard, with each song differencing in sound and genre, after a while this starts to attract the attention of the crowd, with everyone moving more towards the stage.
Bedford Rascals are likable in the way they carry themselves, with a noteworthy performance that could can the start of a lot as this band has a promising future.
Made As Mannequins seem to have brought a lot of support with them, as well as a new drummer.
They bring an undeniable liveliness and it’s refreshing to see a band of young guys absolutely loving every minute on stage and thriving on crowd reactions.
There is some off harmonies, but their typically catchy indie vibe kills with some intense and passionate instrumental parts.
Sunshine Social finally takes the stage after what seems like forever and you can tell from the anticipation that fills the room that much of the crowd, including myself, have seen these guys before and to some degree know exactly what to expect; a positive thing of course, as they have become known as one of the best live bands around.
Their sound is infectious as they experiment with different instruments, slight folk influences and a vibe that could simply be described as “happy”.
Sunshine Social’s distinctiveness as a band makes them a must see act and judging by the crowd I’m not the only one who believes that.
It’s a great ending to FCK YES’ launch night as the band get the crowd hyped up, before things take a step up for the last song with bags full of balloons emptied onto the frenzied crowd and the band’s standard few minutes worth of amazing percussion, played by all members.
Their set finishes, much to the dismay of everyone, still on a high from an incredible last song, but they return for an encore and finally close the night on a calmer note.
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Words: Olivia Campbell
Photos: Elina Lin