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“The party is starting to die off and you’re thinking it’s time to head, then suddenly, a familiar blast of horns comes out of nowhere to remind you that it’s far from over…”
We’re delivering you the alternative Burns Nicht this January with ska-punk band The Hostiles, supported by Shetland’s very own Big Time Quell. Based in Ayr, Scotland, The Hostiles were recently described by Discovered Magazine as “the band marrying ska and pop punk like no other in 2019.”
Reflecting the transatlantic origins of the band members themselves, their sound introduces sunny US ska-punk to slamming Scottish ska-core. Recently sharing the stage with local heroes Forgotten Sons, this is the band’s first show in Shetland since their appearance at the Heavy Metal Buffet.
Hailing from the Shetland Islands, this four piece 'genre bending' act are proud to stand out on an island most famous for its traditional music scene. Fresh from their live debut in 2016 supporting legendary rockers The Blockheads, they released their debut EP, titled Greatest Hits. The EP received attention in national magazines such as FourFourTwo, who proclaimed the song Back Of The Net as 'the best Spurs related song since Chas & Dave'.
The group features members of prominent Shetland acts such as First Foot Soldiers, Giant (featured in publications such as Prog magazine) and Trookers, who have recently received national coverage in various national newspapers and BBC Radio Scotland. Band members Jamie Hatch, Thomas Jones, Chris Cope and Robert Balfour present an eclectic fusion of 80s rock, gypsy jazz, ska and synth pop for fans of Ween, Flight Of The Conchords, Mr Bungle and Queens Of The Stone Age."
Please note, as this is a cafe/bar gig, tickets are strictly over 14’s only. All under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.