The Filthy Tongues/Iain McLaughlin & The OutsidersParty
26 May 20:00 - 22:00
The Filthy Tongues have occupied a unique place at the heart of Scottish alternative rock, in various manifestations, since the mid 80s.
Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, a stunning live band with Martin Metcalfe resembling the MC of a debauched, vaguely gothic cabaret,morphed into Angelfish who established a hardcore following (which remains strong today) as the band appeared in both the UK national and US college charts.
From Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, to The Filthy Tongues and everything in between, the lyrical and musical talents of Metcalfe, Fin Wilson and Derek Kelly have constantly evolved which has led to perhaps the most fascinating musical footprint of any Scottish band yet
Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders have played throughout the UK including stand-out performances at festivals such as Rockness, Belladrum, Wizard and Go North in addition to slots at world renowned venues like Glasgow’s King Tut’s, Liverpool’s Cavern Club and Death 2 Disco at the Notting Hill Arts Club in London as well as high profile supports for Status Quo, John Fratelli, Reverend & Makers, Glasvegas and Turin Brakes among others.
It’s the live environment where the band’s reputation has been earned. Delivering layer upon layer of sound and melody, infused with a darker, dirtier aesthetic. At the core, a sense of unabashed honesty that defines them not only as a group, but all five as individuals. It’s a sound that also draws on the big skies and wide horizons of the North of Scotland, music that could only come from where it was made.