Stag & Dagger, Scotland’s original multi-venue event and biggest new music showcase, is back this May 5th. Always sourcing the hottest new talent around, Stag & Dagger returns on May Day Bank Holiday weekend with Rat Boy, Dream Wife, Honeyblood, Goat Girl, The Ninth Wave, Pip Blom, Rascalton, Rosborough, Pregoblin, and more set to play alongside a cast of over 50 acts.
Running from 2pm until 3am, your ticket gets you a wristband and access to see over 50 of the best up and coming artists around today as well as more established names. Set in central Glasgow, it really could not be easier to jump between gigs and with Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Warpaint, Mac Demarco, Courtney Barnett, Wild Beasts, The Twilight Sad, Glasvegas, Lizzo, Frightened Rabbit, Lizzo, Jungle, Fat White Family and many others having played Stag & Dagger in previous years, there is a good chance that you will be watching a stadium filler of tomorrow.
Rat Boy, Dream Wife, Honeyblood, Goat Girl, Pip Blom, Rascalton, The Ninth Wave, TVAM, Heavy Rapids, Pregoblin, Red Rum Club, Rosborough, Strange Bones, Alligator, Allusinlove, Audiobooks, Bad Nerves, Bobby Kakouris, Book Klub, Chuchoter, CRYSTAL, Das Plastixx, Death By Unga Bunga, FEET, Fiendz, Fling, Frankys Evil Party, Freakwave, Future Glue, Gallus, Gently Tender, Hollow Hand, Hot Milk, HUSSY, HYYTS, Jack Brotherhood, Just Mustard, Lizzie Reid, Moonlight Zoo, Nasari, Nekkuro Hana, Parliamo, Pearl Charles, Planet, Pleasure Heads, Press Club, Real Life Entertainment, Shredd, Snack Villain, Snash, The Capollos, The Nickajack Men, The Vanities, Zoe Graham, Voodoos, Wasuremono, Wylde + TBA
Rascalton are a punk band risen from the streets of Glasgow. After years of touring the UK and Europe – including supports for IDLES, Cabbage, and Benjamin Booker – as well as showcasing at SXSW and finishing 2018 with a Sold Out St Luke’s Headline. They have taken their energy filled shows and packed out venues all over the world. ‘Employees of the Month’ is Rascalton’s new single released via London based Council Records Pregoblin is a collaboration between Alex Sebley and Jessica Winter. There have been a few incarnations of the band but it’s when Alex and Jess met in 2016 it fell into place. Before Pregoblin formed, Alex was a member of The Saudis, alonsgside Lias and Nathan Saoudi, and Jessica is a producer and writer and has worked with members of Gorillaz, Fat White Family, and Dinosaur Pile Up.
Red Rum Club are a sextet from Liverpool, combing sounds of old
and new channelling ‘Tarntino-esque’ wild western vibes with the help of a solitary trumpet. Liverpool influenced they deliver a modern twist of poetic yet catchy lyrics and melodies that blend to make the sound that is unmistakably, Red Rum Club. FEET have had quite the year. Coming out of the traps at pace with their attention-grabbing YALA Records debut 7”, Petty Thieving, the indie
newcomers followed that with another much-praised release, Backseat
Driver. Those Early taster releases picked up a host of quality support
including Huw Stephens of Radio 1.
Loaded with alternative grit but lifted by soaring, cinematic soundscapes, Glenn Rosborough has been creating a stir since he released the single ‘Burn Blue’ in his native Ireland last October. Awarded Single Of The Fortnight by Hot Press magazine, ‘Burn Blue’ was described as “Jawdropping” by Daily Mirror (Ulster), who voted it their No.1 track of 2017 as did Ulster music website Chordblossom.
Nasari are a four piece indie/punk band formed in Edinburgh, Scotland. Since forming in 2016, they have taken the Scottish music scene by storm and continue to make a permanent imprint on the current scene.
Their debut double A side Afterglow/Robyns Room made the bands presence known and received support from Spotify, achieving play listing on Fresh Finds: Six Strings and Hot New Bands.
The Capollos are an exciting new Alternative Rock act hailing from Aberdeen, Scotland. The four-piece rockers have been reshaping the music scene in their native North-East since 2014. Praised by reviewers for ‘heavy riffing yet pleasing’ and ‘contagious melodies and catchy choruses’, the band have supported big acts such as The Pidgeon detectives, The Sherlock’s, The Snuts, Cast, Mike Joyce (The Smiths) to name a few.