- 24 Feb 14
Emerging from the Glassworks on the Sunday night a glassy-eyed BBC DJ hesitated to check for hyperbole before pronouncing: “I think that was maybe the best gig of my life.” The Gloaming climaxed the three day event with a performance to disintegrate preconceptions of the possible and swirl the audience into the rafters.
Previous night, Nathan Connolly’s Little Matador - visually perfect line-up: four cool dudes and a man with mad hair - offered full-on, grown-up proper rock and roll, while musical razor-gang the Amazing Snakeheads (Glaswegians obviously) frightened the life out of the unprepared.
Friday, Colm Mac Con Iomaire’s violin lilted and lurched across lines and traditions. And Public Service Broadcasting introduced old newsreels and po-faced propaganda footage set to synths and thrashing guitars.