Strange Behaviours: Pictish Trail / Shogun / The Lochbacks / Beerjacket + more…


The Tolbooth’s monthly indie/alt/other night Strange Behaviours is back with part 2 of this year’s reinvented ‘Strange Behaviours Festival’.

The 2-day multi-stage boutique festival of celebrated and grassroots Scottish new music this year split into 2 separate days and crawled towards opposite ends of the calendar.

Sat 18 Nov sees the inaugural ‘Strange Behaviours Winter Party’, following on from June’s ‘Summer Party’ where Graham Costello’s Strata blew minds and mesmerised with their minimalist jazz/progressive fusion; Loki tore new holes in audience opinions and beliefs with his acerbic, reflective and objective lyrical adventures; Spinning Coin had indie heads bopping cheerily in unison and Paws tore the whole thing apart at the end of the night, their unhinged fuzz pop on stellar form.

So the Winter Party continues where this night left off – with 3 quirky and intimate stages spread throughout the Tolbooth, a chance to see the widely revered and the quietly talented from across Scotland and Stirling up-close-and-incredible.


Pictish Trail // A full-band treat featuring Pictish favourites, new cuts, opportunities to boogie and time for waving lighters. Playing as part of his wider ‘Winter Rewind Acid Reflux’ tour, the band features Suse Bear (Tuff Love) and John B McKenna (Monogannon).

The Lochbacks // A cappella super-group of Scottish indie, featuring Louie (Hector Bizerk), Be Charlotte and Ciaran & Marc of Pronto Mama.

Shogun // A cool 3million views for his fiery “Vulcan” track alone on Youtube paved the way for a wave of accolades and endorsements. Shogun is a passionate, unpredictable, livewire of a talent, seeing him perform up-close and personal is a memorable opportunity you may not have before long.

Beerjacket // Peter Kelly’s alt-folk songwriting pseudonym has burst back into life, and we jumped at the chance of bringing “The Scottish Elliot Smith” (Matt Berninger of The National) back through.

Scott William Urquhart // Currently riding a wave of affection from Gideo Coe and Lauren Laverne, if you’re a Radio 6 Music listener you’ll maybe have heard his deft solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar warming up your kitchen/living room. Beautiful stuff. And from right here in Stirling.

Emme Woods // Generating acclaim on a national scale and picking up her first festival slots, Stirlingshire musician Morgan ‘Emme’ Woods weaves sultry, bitter-sweet alt ballads with a full band featuring brass, vampy guitars and a whole load of sass and swearing!

Jason Riddell // A compelling, hugely talented songwriter and formerly a familiar face around these parts, Jason is now based in Glasgow and has built a formidable full-band behind his stand-out writing style.

Fairweather & The Elements // An indie quintet with touches of funk, soul and progressive/ambient psych to their sound, all built around the writing of frontman Ross Fairweather. Playing in a special stripped back and raw formation for the festival.

Triptych // Anthemic, angular guitars, power-pop vocals and a 90s alt rock edge, the band have a fiery DIY streak and have come up through the ranks of the local scene, excited to see them on the big stage.

Event Info

£10 advance / £12 on the door

18 Nov
7:30 pm


Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

+44 (0)1786 27 4000


Tuesday – Saturday 10:00-18:00


Jail Wynd

01786 27 4000

Dumbarton Road
FK8 2ql

01786 473 544


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