Top of the charts, The Snuts will headline Perth Festival of the Art’s new National Music Series.
SCOTLAND TRENDING will be streamed online in May.
The six-concert Late Night Festival series will feature some of the country’s finest up-and-coming solo artists, bands and ensembles and span jazz, indie, rock, singer-songwriters, folk, electronic and classic performance.
After a fierce start to 2020, which saw The Snuts land a top 15 album spot with their debut EP Mixtape, the band released their debut album, WL earlier this month and went straight to number one. in the official album charts; the first Scottish band to do so in 14 years since The View.
Famous for their incendiary shows, The Snuts have produced a debut album that breaks the rules of indie rock.
This spirit of anything goes sees The Snuts veer from sleazy funk, punk and slow soul to indie-pop, bluesy grooves and chaotic rock that go back decades but could only exist here and now.
You can spot nods to early Rod Stewart, Otis Redding and Eddie Cochrane or hear allusions to The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines, but his influences aren’t obvious. Some of the songs are stripped down, others doused in effects or awash in crazy B-52-esque choruses.
The Snuts will perform a “live” set recorded at Perth Theater Studio and then streamed exclusively to festival audiences online on Saturday May 29 at 9pm (available on demand for 10 days).
The Perth Festival of the Arts has a proven track record of lining up top Scottish acts including The View, KT Tunstall and, in 2019, Lewis Capaldi, who saw a sold-out show at Perth Concert Hall.
Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, the festival’s new SCOTLAND TRENDING series aims to promote the range of new music created by the country’s rising stars.
Other artists in the series include Glasgow’s exuberant jazz-funk-folk collective Fat-Suit, singer-songwriters Beth Malcolm and Angus Munro, alt-rock/electronic trio Cloth and one of the young bands the most exciting of European jazz Fergus McCreadie Trio.
Tickets are on sale now for £5 per individual concert, or festival-goers can pick up a ‘series pass’ for £18 and enjoy six nights of concerts from 24-29 May.