SURE to deliver a set that is poised to be nothing short of incendiary on the TTV Discover Stage this Saturday night, Crash Club’s live shows are as revered as anyone to emanate from Scotland in the past decade. Electrifying, magnetic and completely enthralling, the power that their unique fusion of dance and propulsive indie rock blasts out at audiences makes them quite the authority on the act of performing to festival audiences.
With that in mind, Crash Club bassist and all-round music specialist Neal Mcharg has given us his top picks for the weekend ahead.
This is something I’ve been excited about since Sneaky Pete’s announced their stage. Jackmaster is one of the best DJ’s around, I still remember the name NUMBERS coming up on Myspace for the first time and then discovering it wasn’t just a cool as fuck social media thing but a brilliant club night.
Peter Hook & The Light
It’s Hooky! The guy has been a co-writer in two of the best bands of all time, ran and basically funded the Hacienda, & wrote a brilliant book on how not to run a nightclub. Hooky is a legend, make no mistake about that.
Only got to see New Order once when he was still with the band and I’m too young to have seen Joy Division so he’s a must for me.
First time I every heard anything of her name being mentioned was people talking about her upcoming show in SubClub. Never knew anything else so didn’t try for tickets but just before that show she appeared on KEXP and it’s far to say I regret not trying. Europe Is Lost is incredible.
I’m quite late to the party when it comes to Arab Strap, it wasn’t till Aran (McHarg, guitarist) came back from Primavera Porto this year that I actually gave them a proper listen. It was the remix that Miaoux Miaoux did.
Watched a few live things on Youtube since and thought this could be brilliant live.
The Jesus and Mary Chain
It’s the Mary Chain, they’re probably pretty much on most people’s must see lists. Saw them this year at the 6music festival, probably the best bill of the whole festival with them & ride on the same night at the Barra’s.
For anyone that’s on the lookout for new bands to catch then Medicine Men should be someone to check out. Their set’s outstanding just now, the grooves force you to move as you’re watching them, been such a good summer for them. Festival after festival so the set is tight.
The Calm Fiasco
I’ve not seen the guys in ages it feels like and they seem to be getting bigger & better live. Kinda similar to ourselves that they’ve been working away, writing etc. I’m Buzzing for the art school show, but that’s too long away.