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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Venue Details

SUN 11 OCT 2015
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£9.00
THU 15 OCT 2015
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton *Please note change of date*
Lemon Tree, Aberdeen£21.00
FRI 16 OCT 2015
Stereo, Glasgow7:30pm£10.00
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm £21.00
SAT 17 OCT 2015
From The Jam ft. Bruce Foxton *rescheduled from 1/5/15 Please note change of venue
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£21.00
MON 19 OCT 2015
La Luz
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
TUE 20 OCT 2015
Tallest Man On Earth
O2 ABC 1, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£21.00
THU 22 OCT 2015
Songhoy Blues
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.00
Mild High Club
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00
SAT 24 OCT 2015
Ian Siegal (solo)
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£12.00
SUN 25 OCT 2015
O2 ABC, Glasgow7.00pm£15.00
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm£24.00
MON 26 OCT 2015
Stereo, Glasgow8.00 p.m.£11.00
SAT 31 OCT 2015
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£15.50
Hooton Tennis Club
Glad Cafe, ShawlandsDoors 7.30pm£7.00
MON 2 NOV 2015
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£17.50
TUE 3 NOV 2015
Atlas Sound
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
WED 4 NOV 2015
Silent Hill - Live
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£25.00
FRI 6 NOV 2015
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.00
SUN 8 NOV 2015
Bill Ryder-Jones
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£9.00
THU 12 NOV 2015
Beans On Toast
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
SAT 14 NOV 2015
Electric Circus, Edinburgh7pm £16.50
FRI 20 NOV 2015
Mdou Moctar
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SAT 21 NOV 2015
Mdou Moctar
Electric Circus, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£10.00
SUN 22 NOV 2015
Zervas & Pepper
Electric Circus, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£10.00
FRI 27 NOV 2015
The Orb (Live) + Dave DK
Electric Circus, EdinburghDoors 7pm £18.00/£22
SAT 28 NOV 2015
La Belle Angele, EdinburghDoors 7pm£12.50
THU 10 DEC 2015
The Beat
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh7PM £19.00
FRI 11 DEC 2015
The Beat
SWG3, Glasgow7pm£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