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Eden...never fails to amaze...please don't change

Is it possible to fall in love with a festival ?

Either way, every time we visit the wonderful Garden of Eden it's like we get bitten with the love drug once more. It has a magical aura that is very hard to pinpoint what makes it so special.

Is it the community spirit that helps build the site for weeks prior to the gates opening ? Is it the countless volunteers doing all they can to make you enjoy yourself ? Is it the fantastic array of different genre's of music on offer at some very special stages scattered all over the site ? Is it the whole place coming together when the power HAD to be turned off during a lightning storm Saturday afternoon ? Was it the 22-24 degree blazing sunshine ? Was it the smiles on everyone's faces ? Is it meeting dozens and dozens of friends from all over this countries electric LIVE MUSIC SCENE ? The answer is who knows, but it is probably all of the above and much much more.

Thank you Eden, you were perfect...hope to see you again from the stage once more (would be great to play a night show when the mood cranks up a notch or two), cannot believe how busy the tent got when it was el scorchio outside and almost hitting 22 degrees - it was much warmer on stage hahaha To be a part of the 10th anniversary celebrations was a real honour.

Brilliant seeing Matt Scott, Anna Sweeney, Al Shields, Andrew Taylor, Ross Craig, Stephen Scott and many many others on just Rabbies stage (well HMLV was more than decent on the main stage too). And CONGRATULATIONS to the main man with Black Cat Bone and his good lady getting engaged on Friday

Thank you Stephen, George and Phil for having us at Rabbies Tavern again, you guys done one helluva job. A brilliant blend of acts over the weekend, outstanding effort yet again. Please enjoy a few days of well deserved rest.

Thanks you Eden, hope we can continue our love affair again

Eden this weekend

To put into words is very hard about how we feel about this festival, it really does feel like a big co-operative working together, so it is like one big family. Check out this video from behind the scenes



We first experienced playing there in 2016, when we played Rabbies Tavern (THE BEST POP-UP PUB IN THE LAND). There were so many other bands that we have played with over the previous couple of years, and others that we have played with since, all playing in the Tavern. Brilliant stuff.

2018 is the 10th anniversary of Eden going solo as a festival, as it was previously just an area within the fantastic and missed Wickerman Festival. So this year, the shouts went out from the organisers on who to ask back from previous years. It was a great honour to be asked back this special year, AND we get to OPEN the stage on Friday, kicking it all off (after Thursday night) at NOON ON FRIDAY .

Looking down the line-up and there is even more friends playing than previously, it is very exciting to be able to set the tone and getting everyone grooving from the get go.

What is also great news is the weather, it is looking very very promising with 18-22 degrees forecast and a little breeze (that should keep the midgies away...bliss)

Bring it on, cannot wait

For those lucky enough to be going, see you in the Garden, where no one is strangers, just friends you have yet to know

Remember NOON FRIDAY

Friday line up at Rabbies Tavern

Next 2 gigs...

Weather wise, how good has May been in Scotland...I honestly do not remember one drop of rain, and sitting here with blue skies and 22 degrees is (fingers crossed) hopeful that we might be going to maybe have 2 or 3 months of an actual real summer.

We have 2 gigs coming up over the next 2 weeks, that we have been looking forward to for a long time, as we know both are going to be absolutely worth every second of the wait.

Friday 8th June we are honoured to be invited back to the garden of the Eden Festival to help celebrate its 10th anniversary, and as normal tickets are really close to selling out - it's only a week on Friday folks. We will be playing in the best pop up local pub in the country RABBIE'S TAVERN. This festival ALWAYS sells out, and I can promise you it is worth kicking off the festival season.

You want a ticket then click on this link, before they are all gone

EDEN FESTIVAL TICKETS

Then the Thursday after Eden festival, we are the ONLY SUPPORT at King Tuts, Glasgow when Proud Mary make a very welcome return to a stage where I have seen them blow the roof off many times before. The last 10 years or so, different band members have been living in California, so not always going to be easy to record and tour...but it is happening now, with their 4th studio album almost done and a quick UK mini tour to whet everyone's appetite. Not sure if there is any left at all, but Friday last week I heard there was ONLY 9 TICKETS LEFT

If you want one of the last, before this too sell's out then you can grab it on this link here

PROUD MARY TICKETS

See you real soon 

VERY LIMITED EDITION

We have a lot of summer shows coming up, so we decided to buckle (a little) to a great deal of pressure, and have a limited run of physical CD's made of our latest album, ON SUNBURST AND THUMP.

The phenomenal reaction to the vinyl release allowed us to be able to finance ourselves this small CD run.

We got them made to sell during the Summer shows, and will be on sale at our first Summer show this Saturday. After which they will be available online on Monday (will post link then)

I will stress, it is a VERY LIMITED AMOUNT made, and with the amount of requests to have some made we expect these to disappear very quickly

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Thank you all for your amazing support, it really is humbling and inspiring in equal measures. You allow us to keep being creative and pushing our own boundaries, lots more idea's coming out all the time, can't wait to record again.

In the meantime see you at
Saturday 19th May in Armadale
Friday to Sunday 8-10th June at Eden Festival
Thursday 14th June at King Tuts (supporting Proud Mary)


many more coming soon...

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