Indie Music Comes to Dundee

Long may this trend continue: Excellent indie music bands have of late been including Dundee on their tour stops, including Glasgow’s Honeyblood on their No Drama tour. It’s the second time I’ve seen them here in Dundee at Beat Generator, cheers for that, and the third counting their great Indietracks 2018 headlining slot.

More great stuff: Baby Strange from Glasgow, She Drew the Gun from Liverpool and Personal Best, from around Bristol.

Fun gigs all. And for some, I’ve grabbed pictures (below): She Drew the Gun at Church, as well as Personal Best at Conroy’s Basement, which is literally the basement of a bar. Rock on, “rec room” vibes.

She Drew the Gun

She Drew the Gun at Church in Dundee on March 21, 2019

Straight out of Liverpool: She Drew The Gun are fronted by singer Louisa Roach and were touring their new album “Revolution of the Mind.”

She Drew the Gun at The Church in Dundee on March 21, 2019

Love their single “Resister.” The band were in town as part of rum maker Sailor Jerry having organized shows around Scotland, advertised via street art. Local band Drainpipe opened.

Sailor Jerry also had Dream Wife playing a gig in a castle somewhere not too far away, but unfortunately I was away then. Dream Wife played Indietracks 2018 and they are a super fun live band.

Personal Best

Personal Best play Conroy’s Basement on June 28, 2019

Personal Best is fronted by Kate Gatt, who’s written one of my all-time favorite songs about ice cream. Great live band. After catching Personal Best at Indietracks in 2017, it was fun to see them touring their new album “What You At” in June.

El Morgan of Personal Best plays Conroy’s Basement on June 28, 2019

Regrets? I’ve Had a Few

Other bands that have come through Dundee in the recent past include these two live-tastic acts: The Wedding Present doing a Bizarro anniversary tour as well as The Lovely Eggs. I’ve had the pleasure of catching both of them live before at Indietracks (a theme may be emerging here). Unfortunately I was away when they hit town. But hopefully they’ll be back again soon.