Indian Summer - Sunday - A review in pictures
Glasgow's Indian Summer festival made it's debut on Saturday the second of September..Situated in Victoria Park in the West End of the City the two day event was heralded as a more intimate experience,with an adventurous approach to programming across it's three stages.
In addition to the main stage there was the Southern Comfort Fat Tuesday tent with its dance orientated line up and the ABC tent with a selection of "up and coming" acts.
I didn't actually get around to visiting the Fat Tuesday tent so my review will cover the other two stages.
I started the Sunday watching one of my favourite bands play on the main stage.Tilly And The Wall are from Omaha and play what might be regarded as "kindergarten Pop".Band member Jamie replaces a drummer by tap dancing on a large metal circle giving Tilly their unique sound.A Tilly set is always a joyous affair and never fails to leave me with a huge smile on my face.
I love Camera Obscura's new album "Lets get out of the country" and single "Lloyd I'm ready to be heartbroken" is probably my "Single of the year" but lead singer Tracey Anne Campbell lets the band down live as she's one of the most miserable people I've seen on a stage.If you don't like what your doing go and find a job you enjoy!!
It was no suprise that the clouds opened up during their performance,with the sun reappearing just as their set finished.
American band Tapes 'N 'Tapes played next.The US rockers were hit of this years Texas SXSW and I was looking forward to finally seeing them live.I was a bit disappointed as they came across as a fairly generic US College band.
I didn't get a chance to see as much of Broken Social Scene as I wanted as a change in the running time meant the weekend's hottest act - CSS were playing in the ABC tent at the same time.
I did enjoy what I saw of the Canadian collective so I'll probably catch up with their back catalogue at some point.
By the time I got to the ABC tent to see CSS it was packed out.
I was allowed in to take photographs for about 5 minutes but had to watch the remainder of the set from outside in the pouring rain.
CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy) are a 6 piece band from Brazil.Their single "Lets make love and listen to Death From Above" has received a lot of airplay on XFM and BBC 6 Music so there was a real "Buzz" about the band.
In the five minutes I got to see them inside the lead singer crowd surfed and created havoc onstage! The bands album is quite electronic but their live show is far more "Rock and roll".
It was back to the main stage for another of my favourite performances of the weekend.
Post punk combo Gang Of Four hadn't played in Scotland for about 25 years so there were a lot of fans in the audience desperately waiting to see their heroes.I was lucky enough to see two recent performances from the band in London so knew what to expect and wasn't let down.
The "Song of the day" for me was the bands performance of debut single "Damaged goods"
It had been raining most of the day by the time Yo La Tengo graced the stage.They were the dullest band of the weekend as far as I'm concerned.I tend not to find monotonous lengthy guitar solos interesting.
Anthony And The Johnsons were the closing act of the festival.
I stayed for a few songs but decided I'd rather get home earlier than stand in the cold a minute longer so called it a day.
I hope the festival returns next year as it was worth attending.I particularly enjoyed the sets from Guillemots,Tilly And The Wall,CSS and Gang Of Four.