Scotland punk rockers DEAD BY MONDAY are no strangers to touring. With this
in mind, we asked the rising punks to give a unique insight to most
under-rated venues throughout the UK. Here’s what they dug up for us:
Top 5 Venues:
The Spinning Top (Stockport)
We’ll kick things off with one of our favourite venues we’ve played. The
Spinning Top is the very essence of DIY punk ethics with an absolutely
fantastic atmosphere. Gigs are free entry and almost nightly and while there
is no stage, this just adds to the incredibly intimate atmosphere.
Audio is one of Glasgow’s real hidden gems, hidden away under the bridge by
Central Station, Audio boasts one of the best drum kits and sound of any of
Glasgow’s underground venues. The room is big and spacious but still packs
out pretty quickly every time we’ve played there!
Monty’s Bar (Dunfermline)
Monty’s bar is a fantastic tiny venue in the heart of Dunfermline, the venue
is full of old rock & metal memorabilia and the atmosphere is incredibly
intimate and cool! There are also old whisky barrels hanging around the
place which are fantastic for climbing over during the set and stage is
small and cramped, just the way we like it!
When we played Rebellion we were blown away by the sound quality of the
venue – the PA and drum kit were of phenomenal quality and the sound
engineer knew exactly what he was doing! On top of this the crowd was one of
the best we’ve ever played to, Manchester folk know how to party!
Banshee Labyrinth (Edinburgh)
Walking into Banshee Labyrinth, it’s clear to see where the venue gets its
name – down two flights of winding stairs that are probably older than all
our members put together and along a thin, dimly lit corridor you eventually
end up in a small cavern type room with the stage crammed into the corner…
Very very cool!
|| DEAD BY MONDAY release their debut EP, Almost Punk, out on Friday 27th
July. www.facebook.com/deadbymonday ||