G8 gig celebrates top new Scottish music

A night of some of Scotland’s finest rising musical talent, featuring raw guitars and killer riffs, catchy melodies and some of the best new song smithery north of the border, finished off by DJ’s from some of the capital’s best loved alternative clubs spinning an exciting mix of punk, indie and northern soul.

Called RESON8!, it is the largest, most anticipated night of entertainment in Edinburgh following the huge Make Poverty History march on Saturday July 2nd. The night aims to highlight issues of social and environmental injustice associated with the G8 and will feature five top Scottish bands that have recently sent shivers of excitement across the UK music scene. Headlining are Edinburgh’s very own Indiepop John Peel darlings Ballboy link, and Glasgow’s legendary fiery rock duo Sluts Of Trust, who have received rave reviews across the board link.

Glasgow based all-girl punk rock power trio We Rock Like Girls Don’t are fast becoming one of the most talked about new bands in the country. Described as the missing link between early PJ Harvey and Queens of the Stone Age their recent single earned them great NME and Kerrang reviews. With attention grabbing gigs at T In The Park, Club NME, Death Disco and supports slots with The Killers, WRLGD are sure to go down a storm on the night. link

Uncle John and Whitelock play twisted country punk and guttural delta blues with socio-political, curdling rants amidst howling riffs and babbling basslines. With a handful of high profile support slots with the likes of Babyshambles and The 5,6,7,8’s under their belt, as well as a recent tour with The Fall, Uncle John and Whitelock have gone from strength to strength.

RESON8! openers, Degrassi, have developed a fierce reputation for vibrant and intense live performances that earned them a Peel session back in January 2001. Having recently acquired the services of Idlewild’s Bob Fairfoull as a guitarist, Degrassi have gone on to support Snow Patrol and Franz Ferdinand, toured with Cinerama (ex-Wedding Present) and 80’s Matchbox B-Line Disaster, and appeared everywhere from Death Disco (Alan McGee) to MTV. link

Following the bands, DJ Bobusan will resurrect the punk, indie, new wave mash-up of the capital’s much missed cult clubnight DFRNT Drum. Finishing up, DJ Craig Jaimieson of Edinburgh’s five year authentic club Modern Lovers will mix up his unique assortment of northern soul, beats and breaks to bring the night to a triumphant finale. link

RESON8! is being held at Potterrow, the 1000 capacity student union venue in Bristo square, Edinburgh. Doors open at 8pm and the night runs until 3am. Tickets are £5 and will be available from Avalanche Records (Edinburgh) and on the door, or can be reserved online at mail. Tickets are expected to sell fast so buy early to avoid disappointment.

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