So there we were. The Bothy Council: Dasbo The Asbo, Bingo McNeely, The Bailiff, Sergeant Matron and myself, Darth Paraffin, flaffing around with tents outside Glenuig Village Hall on a wet Saturday afternoon in November, simply because we knew we’d be too drunk to make it back to The Matron’s gaff later that evening.
Technically there was every danger of us dying from hypothermia had it not been for a couple of Tilley Lamps heating up the inside of a tepee and the underside of a haphazardly erected gazebo.
“It’ll be the gig of the century,” is how the Sergeant Matron pitched it to me. And by Christ he was right!
Basically, Glenuig is in the middle of fucking nowhere. A tiny little community with just over thirty folk located in the Parish of Moidart in remote west Lochaber - Google Map it if you still think it sounds like something out of Lord Of The Rings.
For all intents and purposes it should be on freaking Middle Earth, as the surrounding scenery can only be described as something that looks like it was coughed out of the deranged imagination of some dungeons & dragons obsessed arsehole.
This tiny community of 30 people expanded into over 200 for just one night as folk from all over the surrounding land congregated to see this band perform at their favourite venue (shit, they even named a song after the place).
Within seconds of blasting into their first tune, the place erupted into ecstatic chaos as hobos and hot highland honeys started jigging about all over the joint.
This was the best goddamned gig I’ve ever been to in my life. Sure, I could wax lyrical about each track and do a proper review like you would find in some pretentious music journal, but to be honest, I can’t really remember. All I know is that I was in heaven for a couple of hours and blown away by the standard of musicianship and sound that came from the instruments of this band.
Proper instruments too, no less. None of yer namby-pamby keyboards and turntables horseshit from the Shoogles.
Go see this band if they come to a venue near you.
Six stars out of five. One for each member of the band.