Gig of the Week: Window Seats
Last night, with so many great Northern Irish bands going out on tour, Rigsy struggled to keep up. He mistakenly claimed LaFaro were hitting the road with Axis Of (both are touring Nov & Dec, but the former are out with Therapy?) and had to say 'hitting the road next month' so many times it started to blend into one word - 'hittinronemon'. Such is the way these days - the bands here are just too good to keep and, luckily for the rest of the UK, they're bold enough to get in a van and spread the good word.
Our gig of the week then, not so much a gig as (you've guessed it) a tour. A band who will do 16 shows in 16 days next month, starting with Radar at Queens on Thursday night. Over to Jude from the reliably riff-tastic Window Seats....
'This Thursday's show at Radar means a lot to us. We're really buzzed about it because it's the first gig on our biggest tour to date, fifteen consecutive dates and our first time crossing the Irish Sea. This is something we've always aimed for as a band and we want to kick it off with a bang."
'On the same night we're launching our latest single & video - Juliette's Letter. Having always been heavily involved in the production of our videos, we've taken the plunge and written/directed this one ourselves. As with most DIY band experiences, it was a long old slog and we had no money but it looks brilliant, we're really proud of it and can't wait to put it out there. It would mean stacks to us if everyone joined us watching it on the big screen right before we play.'
Window Seats play Radar at the Speakeasy, Queens on Thursday night and Bogan's Bar, Omagh on Friday. They then play shows in Clonmel, Thomastown, Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Derry before touring Scotland and England. Full dates here.
Check out Window Seats video for Local Superhero below which was awarded National Film of the Week by BBC Big Screens and nominated for Best Production Effects in the Irish Music Television Awards.