Weeks highlights

Glaswegian post rock quartet Vasa come to Rocas on Tuesday the 13th. Having bonded over an obsession of Biffy Clyro at school the friends got back together years later and formed Vasa in October 2011. Since then they’ve been making waves in the Scottish music scene, catching attention with their own sublime brand of melodic, guitar-driven rock and a series of charged live shows across the country. Their rich sound and soaring instrumental style has seen them compared to the likes of Foals, Adebisi Shank and ASIWYFA.

With their debut album coming out next week, Vasa are embarking on their first European tour, so go out and see them and make sure it’s not their last.

Another Glaswegian band come to town next week, this time in the form of alternative rockers The Phantom Band who’ll be playing Rotondes on Friday the 16th. Their debut “Checkmate Savage” back in 2009 was mine as well as many others album of the year and they haven’t let up since. Last years “Strange Friend” album was nominated for Scotland’s prestigious SAY awards (our version of the mercury prize).

Sunday night sees Post punk, Krautrock, psychedelia and darkwave come to the Rockhal and all from the one man, Luis Vasquez who is better known as The Soft Moon. It should be a night of dark beats and heavy rhythms to disorient and thrill all at once.  

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