Way back when fanzines seemed like the only way to express just how much you loved a group's music, I wrote that if The Aislers Setever came to Glasgow, I would arrange a ticker-tape parade in Amy Linton's honour. Of course, that was the hollow rhetoric of a boy with a deep love of Amy's previous group Henry's Dress who never expected it to actually happen. When, miraculously - or so it seemed at the time! - The Aislers Set showed up in Glasgow, first with Stevie Jackson at Nice'n'Sleazy and then with The Tall Boy at The Woodside Social, I was there each time, grinning like I'd just had my teeth whitened and was mad keen to show them off. I didn't, however, throw a ticker-tape parade for Amy. To tell the truth, I've always felt a bit of a fake for not doing so - I hate it when, as is so often the case, my words aren't backed up by actions. Luckily, I've got another chance to arrange a ticker-tape parade as, in a remarkable turn of events - I'd thought the group to be defunct! - Amy and co. are about to hit Glasgow once more:
Surely gig poster of the year so far! It looks set to be another of those unmissable Mono evenings that warm you to your very core and fortify you for the days and weeks ahead. Revisiting The Aislers Set's music since it was announced that they would be coming to the UK has been one of the purest joys of recent months and, as expected, it transpires that I still love Amy's music with every part of my heart.
Woohoo! See you next week Brogues!ReplyDelete