7.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m.


From Atlanta, Georgia, the origins of Deerhunter can be traced back to when frontman Bradford Cox first met guitarist Lockett Pundt at high school. Years later Bradford and Moses Archuleta began making music together, and the seeds of what would become Deerhunter were sown. Other contributors to Deerhunter since its establishment in 2001 include Josh Fauver, Colin Mee and Whitney Petty. The current incarnation consists of Cox, Pundt and Archuleta plus bassist Josh Mckay and guitarist Frankie Broyles.

Deerhunter’s first album was a lo-fi experiment not initially intended for the wider world, but appeared in 2005 on a local Atlanta label, Stickfigure. Although officially untitled, it has since become known as Turn It Up, Faggot; a phrase that doesn’t actually appear on the sleeve but is an insult that Cox claimed was often thrown at the band during their early gigs. Their next album, Cryptograms (2006), was generally considered to be their real debut and as such things started to get serious for the band. They had moved to fêted Chicago indie, Kranky (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Low, Stars Of The Lid), and the world outside was starting to pay attention.

Then in mid-2008, Deerhunter and Kranky signed a deal with 4AD, allowing them to finally release music outside the US and the band’s next move was to prove epic in more than just musical terms.

Recorded over the course of a week at the Rare Book Studios in Brooklyn, NY, the Can and Wire-inspired Microcastle (2008) was to propel them to further heights. However, the album leaked four months before release, leading the band back to the studio to record Weird Era Cont., an album in its own right added as a bonus disc to make Microcastle a 25-track colossus. Not content with such prolificacy, the band announced a new five track EP, Rainwater Cassette Exchange, in 2009 and that its release would coincide with the band’s extensive European, Japanese and Australian tour in May and June.

Displaying few signs of slowing down, Halcyon Digest, the band’s fourth studio album was released in September 2010. Remaining in their native Georgia to piece together the album, Halcyon Digest took just a few weeks to complete. The recording sessions took place at Chase Park Transduction in Athens with Ben H. Allen helping to co-produce the album, while final track, ‘He Would Have Laughed’, was recorded separately by Bradford Cox at NOTOWN SOUND in Marietta. To announce the release, the band fully embraced the DIY mindset of their New Wave heroes from the 70’s and 80’s with a Cox-designed, cut-and-paste Xeroxed flyer. It’s with these kind of approaches that Deerhunter continue to widen their sphere of influence and impress with each subsequent release.

After a brief hiatus, during which time Bradford Cox and Lockett Pundt released their own albums as Atlas Sound and Lotus Plaza respectively, a new Deerhunter line-up (with additions of bassist Josh Mckay and guitarist Frankie Broyles) reconvened in January 2013 at Rare Book Studio in Brooklyn, New York. Produced by Nicholas Vernhes and Bradford Cox and recorded in the dead of night, Deerhunter’s new longplayer Monomania will be released in May. Monomania finds the group recalling its scrappy punk aesthetic; a perfect nocturnal garage rock album full of the layered and hazy vintage guitar sounds that define them.

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THU 26 NOV 2015
Xylouris White (feat. Jim White of Dirty Three)
Death Shanties, If you lived here, you'd be home by now
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
FRI 27 NOV 2015
The Orb (Live) + Dave DK
Electric Circus, EdinburghDoors 7pm Sold Out
Bossy Love
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£6.00
SAT 28 NOV 2015
La Belle Angele, EdinburghDoors 7pm£12.50
TUE 1 DEC 2015
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£6.00
FRI 11 DEC 2015
The Beat
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£19.00
Poetry Club, SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
Blanck Mass (Ben Power of F*ck Buttons)
+ special guests
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SAT 12 DEC 2015
Treacherous Orchestra
Drygate, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£14.00
SUN 13 DEC 2015
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SAT 19 DEC 2015
John Bramwell (I am Kloot)
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7pm£15.00
SUN 20 DEC 2015
John Bramwell ( I Am Kloot )
The Hug & Pint7.30 p.m.£15.00
MON 21 DEC 2015
Vladimir, Bar Dogs, Vida
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£5.00
TUE 22 DEC 2015
Roddy Woomble's Christmas Hootenanny
+ Andrew Wasylyk
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmSOLD OUT
WED 23 DEC 2015
Roddy Woomble's Christmas Hootenanny
+ Sorren Maclean
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmSOLD OUT
THU 14 JAN 2016
Kiran Leonard & Friends
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£8.00
FRI 15 JAN 2016
Aaron Fyfe & Friends
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
SAT 16 JAN 2016
De Rosa & Friends
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£8.00
SUN 17 JAN 2016
The Mermaids & Genesee
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£6.50
MON 18 JAN 2016
Carbs, Ultras & JJJJonathan
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
TUE 19 JAN 2016
Andrew Wasylyk
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.50
THU 21 JAN 2016
Marry Waterson & Alistair Ogilvy
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£10.00
FRI 22 JAN 2016
Beach Slang
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.00
SAT 23 JAN 2016
The Drink
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
The Beat
Electric Circus, Edinburgh7PM £19.00
SUN 24 JAN 2016
Twelfth Day & MJ McCarthy
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
MON 25 JAN 2016
Three Blind Wolves
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£8.00
Matthew E White
Electric Circus, EdinburghDoors 7pm£15.00
TUE 26 JAN 2016
Uncle Lucius, Tommy Reilly & Ryan Joseph Burns
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£9.00
WED 27 JAN 2016
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50
THU 28 JAN 2016
Rick Redbeard & Friends
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£11.00