BREAKING NEWS: STRANGE BEHAVIOURS FESTIVAL IN SEPARATION SHOCKER.
Split into 2 separate dates throughout the year for 2017, our annual indie/alt/other(?) fest Strange Behaviours Festival has grown 2 heads, which in turn grew 2 legs, which in turn grew a capacity for self-conscious and independent thought before going their separate ways, leaving the body to wither and die in a steaming pile of space goo.
The first of 2 stand-alone mini-festival days is on Saturday 8th July – the Strange Behaviours Summer Party. The other will come later in the year.
Multiple stages featuring the most innovative, fun, thrilling, living-breathing-touring-eating-recording-partying-writing-sleeping-DIY bands from across Scotland and Stirling come together to make one hell of a racket. Some of the most vital and real music from the world of indie, all under one roof. It’s gonna be beautiful.
PAWS – thrilling live band / physically incapable of writing a bad song / caught somewhere wonderful between 90s US indie and punk, garage and pop-punk. Tirelessly touring the UK/US/Europe, releasing sublime records on Fat Cat, one of Scotland’s finest and hardest working bands. (Listen)
Loki – forefather of Scottish hip-hop uprising, cutting/hilarious/unhinged/wildly articulate/thought-provoking supernova with (maybe) swansong album ‘Trigger Warning’ a last swipe at the best and worst of Scottish and British society. One of your last chances to see him live. (Listen)
Spinning Coin – the finest in kooky-pop and garage jangle, championed by some of the best left-field DIY labels in Scotland (Winning Sperm Party / Fuzzkill) and now at home on Domino Records imprint Geographic. (Listen)
Graham Costello’s STRATA – mind-blowing minimalist/prog-jazz fusion quintet orchestrated and led by the peerless Graham Costello (drummer with Young Philadelphia / Outblinker). Encorporating the unusual time signatures and bombast of some seminal math rock and post rock bands (Don Caballero / Do Make Say Think / Battles) with the nuance, subtlety, structure and dynamism of Costello and the band’s jazz background (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). Unbelievable. Don’t miss. Actually, if you play drums/keys/guitar/bass/sax and enjoy doing so, maybe you should give it a miss. A band with musicianship so hot that it may stop you from picking up your instrument ever again. (Listen)
Passion Pusher – loose and slacker to the brink of acerbity, expect harsh and dissonant fuzzed out guitars, slurred vocals, tongues in cheeks and bittersweet obscured pop. (Listen)
Canal Capitale – one of the finest math rock bands in the country, tight as all hell without ever loosing the raw force and delicacy of seminal math rock bands like Pele, Faraquet, American Football and early Foals. (Listen)
Quick – soulful Americana/folk, dense with harmonies and heavy with emotional story telling. New home for local face singer-songwriter Alex Hynes. (Listen)
+ pop-up secret weird performances and party pieces
Keep an eye on the Strange Behaviours Facebook page for excited chatter and videos/tracks to get acquainted with some of the more obscure acts.
Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE
+44 (0)1786 27 4000
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00-18:00