SPANNING across nine stages, Stag and Dagger Glasgow is set to take place this May Bank Holiday Weekend (Sunday 1st May) featuring a bursting line-up of touring, local and emerging talent.

With massive names including Band Of Skills, DMA’s and The Duke Spirit, the festival will also feature local acts such as Crash Club, Be Charlotte, The Van T’s and The Bar Dogs. Tenement TV are delighted to host one of the stages at this year’s event with a cracking line-up on the O2 ABC 2 stage. Here, we delve into those bands set to perform live between 2 PM and 2 AM in venues Broadcast, 02 ABC 1, 02 ABC 2, The Art School, The Vic Bar, CCA 5, CCA Theatre, Nice N Sleazy and Variety Bar.

BAND OF SKULLS – STAGE TIME 22:15-23:15 – 02 ABC 1

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After touring with big names including Queens of the Stone Age in their pretty massive career, Band of Skulls have picked up an iconic and signature primitive drum beat and a heavy rhythmic pulse combination making them a perfect headline act for this year’s Stag & Dagger. Band of Skulls deliver a body of work to cement their rock credentials combining trademark raucous blues riffs, masterful musicianship and faultless vocal harmonies in an album full of raw power and beautiful melodies. We’ll pack in a session ahead of their slot on Sunday so stay tuned for our special live film with the band. Listen to a new track from the band below:

DMA’S – Stage Time 23:15 – 00:00 – 02 ABC 2


Headlining The TTV Presents stage are TTV alumni DMA’s, who we recorded a session with back in 2015. DMA‘S  played a sold out UK tour in February and are embarking on a world tour, which will see them play SXSW and Coachella music festivals. Catch up on our brilliant session with the band below:

THE DUKE SPIRIT – STAGE TIME 22:00 – 22:45 – 02 ABC 2
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The Duke Spirit will return with the long-awaited new album KIN, released on the 6th May through Ex Voto Records. Set to take to the TTV Stage on Sunday, the band are sure to drop new tracks from that release, including the new single ‘Wounded Wing’. For KIN, The Duke Spirit returned to the producer of their debut album, Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins and Bella Union label boss). The album was recorded over a two week period at Urchin Studios, East London and sees the band pushing in new exciting and beautiful directions. KIN includes contributions from Mark Lanegan, Sam Windett (Archie Bronson Outfit), Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey/Gallon Drunk) and Simon Raymonde. Watch the new video below:

CRASH CLUB – STAGE TIME 20:45 – 21:15  – 02 ABC 2
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Crash Club are a bit of a Scottish success story. After a six month hiatus tucked away in the studio working on the music, the band revealed that they bagged a spot at Isle of Wight Festival after making it as finalists for Isle of Wight Festival’s Live & Unsigned band competition. The band have also recently dropped new single ‘Pennydrop’, the lead track from the debut EP CC.101. It features previous collaborator Ian Mackinnon (Medicine Men) and was produced by Ross Hamilton and Michael Bannister at Rocket Science Studios. Check out the video for ‘Pennydrop’ below and catch the band on the big stage this Sunday:

THE LAPELLES – STAGE TIME 19:45 – 20:15  – 02 ABC 2
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East Kilbride band The Lapelles are fresh from playing Broadcast for Deadbeet Records’ Record Store Day gig. The band are well adjusted to the bigger stage though, playing Saint Luke’s a few weeks ago alongside Baby Strange back to the humble surroundings of King Tut’s earlier this week supporting VANT. Expect high energy guitar and synth sounds at this gig, ahead of the band hitting the road for their first Scottish tour in June. A very exciting band in the scene, not to be missed.


DEMOB HAPPY – STAGE TIME 18:45 – 19:15 – 02 ABC 2

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Brighton quartet Demob Happy are a band who embrace the bold, newfound grunge territories regularly packing out small venues and selling out gigs around their hometown of Brighton and nearby London. Releasing their debut album Dream Soda in 2015, the band have made a ferocious impact on the scene and are sure to tear up the stage in Glasgow this Sunday. Check out the classic ‘Succubus’ below:


TEMPESST – STAGE TIME 17:45 – 18:15 – 02 ABC 2



Psych-poppers Tempesst are shapeshifters in their field, creating a gorgeous sound packed full of layers and noise. The band are keeping busy, set to play The Great Escape in a couple of weeks after their spot at Stag and Dagger this weekend. The unsigned outfit have sold-out their recent London show and will return to headline another in a few weeks. Check them out on the TTV Presents stage this weekend to find out what all the fuss is about. Watch their video for track ‘Too Slow’ below:

THE MIRROR TRAP – STAGE TIME 17:00 – 17:30 – 02 ABC 2

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Following the release of their Silent Men EP in April last year, Dundee indie band The Mirror Trap cite “everything” as an influence but count QOTSA, The Smiths, Placebo, Death Grips, The Strokes, Suede, Patti Smith, Kanye West and Foo Fighters among their favourite acts. Eclectic is then, a good word to describe their offering and we’re sure the Dundee lads will turn it up on Sunday on the TTV Presents stage. Check out their new video below:

Be Charlotte – STAGE TIME 20:00-20:30 – CCA 5
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Damn Good Vibes is her game and putting on a really f*cking good show is what she’s all about. Be Charlotte’s quietly crafted her style in the wings in recent months, playing spot shows since the T Break stage at T in the Park last year including the likes of Tenement Trail in October and her recent single launch at Stereo. She’s just announced a massive support slot with Hector Bizerk at the Kelvingrove Band Stand, playing the Electric Honey Sessions date. An amazing talent, a young gem and an original enigma. Check out her TTV T Break session from last year below:

The Bar Dogs – STAGE TIME 23:30-00:00 – BROADCAST


Forming sometime in the hazy summer of 2015, The Bar Dogs have injected some much-needed spice into the Glasgow music scene, offering an alternative to the regular guitar / noise combo. With the addition of keys to their live set-up, the rasp of frontman John Gerrard O’Neill’s vocals meets the harmonies of lead guitarist Tino perfectly so. With a couple of new tracks tested out at TTV’s Record Store Day gig earlier this month, we’re expecting a packed venue for the local boys. Check out ‘Running’ filmed in Glasgow below:

The Van T’s – STAGE TIME 22:00-22:30 – NICE N SLEAZY’S

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After bagging a spot on the T Break line-up last year, The Van T’s signed to Bloc+Music releasing their debut EP Laguna Babe shortly after. Their female-fronted surf rock has seen the band attract an army of admirers. Taking inspiration from band’s such as The B-52’s, Veruca Salt, Smashing Pumpkins and Le Butcherettes, The Van T’s have created a contemporary, scuzz-filled record that also has an endearing raw quality pouring out from every note. The band headline Nice N Sleazy’s late on and are sure to drop their sweet new track ’35 mm’ in their set, check it out below:

Spring King – STAGE TIME 23:15-00:00 – THE ART SCHOOL VIC BAR



Focusing on harsh and abrasive guitar parts teamed with incessant drumming and punchy vocals, Spring King have been lauded as one of the finest post punk based outfits to originate from the UK since the genre rose to prominence once again. Possessing a swagger that The Stooges would’ve been proud of and with lackadaisical vocals reminiscent of The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg, the band’s catchy tracks are the perfect fitting for the Vic Bar this weekend. Check out their video below:

Into The Ark – STAGE TIME 21:00-21:30 – THE ART SCHOOL VIC BAR


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A Welsh duo whose musical abilities are quite literally undeniable, Into The Ark have caused quite a stir wherever they’ve roamed on account of their incredible vocals and adaptation of the acoustic sound. Leaving those who had the distinct pleasure of catching their set at last year’s Tenement Trail in raptures as well as on numerous jaunts around the UK, there’s an overwhelming wave of support that’s beginning to surface around these multi-faceted musicians. With their future seeming blindingly bright, be sure to check out their set at The Art School’s Vic Bar this Sunday. Check out their new video below:

Limited tickets for this weekend’s Stag & Dagger are on sale via the festival’s website here.