Published on November 8th, 2015 | by Flipside0
Sort Of Well-Known Band Plays Gig In Edinburgh
It was revealed this week that a moderately successful band, who you actually may have heard of, but probably won’t have heard of, will be playing a gig in one of Edinburgh’s moderately sized and not particularly well-known world famous venues.
Indie rockers Unusual! Thump will be playing at the Voodoo Rooms this Friday, or was it Sneaky Pete’s? Oh scratch that, it’s actually Liquid Rooms. Flipside had the privilege of speaking to the band’s lead singer, Ezequiel Funqbücket, about their desire to play Edinburgh.
“Yeah we were big for a few months like 8 years ago, rode the Nu Rave bandwagon for a while, played Brixton a couple of times and did a UK tour – but as a moderately successful band we’ve never actually played in Edinburgh.”
“Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Glasgow obviously, Hull…even Cardiff, sure – but never the Old Rookie…that’s what you call it here, right?”
Flipside tried not to punch Ezequiel hard in the gullet, and succeeded, instead just saying in an arctic whisper ‘It’s actually Auld Reekie.’
He described the sound on their new album, Herd of Us, as a cross between relatively minor Scottish indie band The View, and ever so slightly better-known American indie band The Shins. He continued:
‘The songs are pretty catchy, without sounding too much exactly like literally every other fucking indie band out there. There’s a sprinkle of the Libertines in there, and just a pinch of Adele for those huge crescendos’.
This time, Flipside could not resist the urge, and punched Ezequiel square in his stupid face, causing him to bleed sweet, moderately-successful indie blood.