Grim Northern Social
Life in dreary looking Glasgow is excruciatingly grim to say the least.
However, we do have a fucking great music scene, which makes up for the
overwhelming majority of utter shiteness.
Tonight this city has been seized by, yes, you guessed it! Bemused Time
Magazine-reading Americans, who love everyone and every band because
they are “Scattish Man” – ok maybe you didn’t
guess that one.
One thing is for sure, however, is that they loved every single minute
of Grim Northern Social. It may be just because they are a Scottish band,
or it may actually be that they play some great pop songs.
The Impostors” is a needle-stomping, heartbreaker about heroin,
which could even make Pete Doherty give up drugs for good. “Urban
Pressure” blew away the tears off the faces, with its thumping
bass-line and great pop hooks. New songs “Bad day” and “Don’t
waste My Time” showed that there is more to come from the band,
which should in a more perfect world make them huge. But unfortunately,
it doesn’t ever look like the band will become world-beaters – but
then it suits them not to be. Life may be grim, but let's keep it grim.