The Hug and Pint presents:
+ Black Cat Revue + Shredd
Entry Requirements: 18+
Holy Bouncer are not a lab product. They’re made of what they’ve been learning since they came together as blood brothers at 5 years old at school, literally. Their diet has been based on the big influence of bands like Pink Floyd, Tame Impala, The Who, The Doors ... and as it could not be otherwise their Ying & Yang are The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Mixing 70’s sounds with more current stuff , they’ve achieved a mix of psychedelic rock that they name “Hippie Rock”. Without too many concessions to easy palates and full of surprises with unpredictable twists and rhythms.
At the end of 2014 they edited their first EP, “Ladies & Gentlemen”. Since then, they published a piece of what it’s their first album “Anticipation” (December, 2015), the first single. Later they published “Hippie Girl Lover”, the second and last advance single. Trough hours and hours of composition, they ended composing what it’s their DEBUT ALBUM, “Hippie Girl Lover”, which has been published in September 30th, formed by 10 songs, it has served to start a road way across Spain and then Europe (France, Belgium, Portugal and UK).
What started as a series of nights in hazy kitchen with two acoustic guitars over the summer of 2014, soon grew legs and developed into Glasgow based psychedelic post punk outlaws the BLACK CAT REVUE.
Armed with only a handful of songs and a pocketful of ideas, Garry and David performed their first gig together in March 2015. Soon afterwards, friends of the band Mick and Gary joined on drums and bass respectively to create what is now a melting pot of influences and creativity.
Wearing influences proudly on their sleeve such as Neil Young, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Stooges and The Doors. The BCR have developed their own unique sound of shimmering, reverb heavy psychedelic guitar interplay held in place by thunderous drums and groove heavy basslines.
With a place on Fred Perry Subculture's 20 Glasgow bands you must hear along with support slots for Magic Castles and Dengue Fever, 2015 is shaping up to be a good year for the band in its infancy.
Shredd are a garage rock band from Glasgow, Scotland.
Their debut EP 'Every Time We Meet I Want To Die' was released on Fuzzkill Records on 21/01/17 at a SOLD OUT show at Glasgow's Old Hairdressers after being premiered on Clash Music. Described as a 'pitch blast guitar-led eruption, an intense document of almost industrial anger' (Clash Music) and 'chaotic, infectious and fast as hell' with 'eruptions of huge riffs, poppy hooks and fuzz-laden carnage' (Tenement TV), the EP received 4 stars from The List and was featured on Vic Galloway's BBC Introducing Podcast in January.
In their short existence Shredd have already notched up support slots with Thee MVPs, Pinact, Happy Meals and Gengahr with their 'sloberknocker of a show that leaves you gasping for breath, yet at the same time wanting more' (Ravechild).