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Persil / Cruiser

Something of a treat and a double bill we can heartily recommend to you – Dutch masters Persil are making a rare and welcome visit to the UK and take in the outer reaches of the Kingdom of Fife
, at the Greenside in Leslie, near Glenrothes. We’re fans of David and Martine’s infectious electro pop, having promoted them more than once, indeed staging them at Tigerfest and GoNorth. And we make no apologies for our unbridled favouritism in making this an itm? recommended show, as we’re in good company – the band received the endorsement of no less than John Peel, recording two sessions for his show.

Sharing the bill with them, another favourite and another band we’d call friends, if they’d let us.
Cruiser have seen many lineup changes through the years and their musical style has moved from kitchen-sink “21st Century Caledonian Pop” to something more minimal and electronic. The now four-piece have over the years, gone from being faves of Steve Lamacq to the more current Colin Murray, if we’re collecting Radio One DJ kudos.

All this plus the chance to check out one of the most interesting venues in Scotland, one which despite its fairly off-the-beaten-track location consistently gets in interesting and high profile lineups. Hopefully we’ll see you there, if you see us buy us a drink…

By Stuart McHugh

itm? head honcho

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