Paisley’s own Britpop/Indie Rock boys, The Asuras, had been quiet for a few months nearing the end of 2019. Luckily for us, they’d still been busy as we discovered when they announced a run of gigs with UK’s favourite club night for up and coming rock and roll stars, This Feeling.
The band have generated quite a buzz on Spotify, raking in high numbers of streams across several releases. Their first song, ‘Best Friend’s House’ now has an impressive play score of over 80k. Last year they played across Scotland, most recently playing in their hometown in Paisley at the Bungalow. They also competed in the Battle of the Bands, putting on an electrifying performance which earned them a place at the final in Glasgow.
Glasgow | 17.01.12
This run of gigs will see them starting out at a now sold out show in Glasgow’s Broadcast on the 17th of January (this Friday), as part of This Feeling’s BIG IN 2020 event. The bill also includes Paris Street Rebels, The Lutras, The Rah’s, Spyres and Lauran Spiteri. Located on Glasgow’s charismatic Sauchiehall Street, Broadcast has been a longstanding feature of Glasgow’s music scene. The basement venue provides music lovers with an intimate and exhilarating experience with its small size and low stage, perfect for getting up close an personal with The Asuras rapturous riffs. If you are lucky enough to have nabbed tickets, be sure to arrive early to feel the benefits of a close up view of the bands.
Aberdeen | 27.01.20
Aberdeen’s Café Drummond will host the Paisley lads next on the 27th of February. Here we will see support coming from Aberdeen’s own indie/alt band Offline and alt/rock band Terra Nøva. Drummond’s have put on an array of live music nights for years and claim to be Aberdeen’s best local independent music venue bringing with it a buzzing local crowd for The Asuras to have some fun with. Its prime central location surrounded by other charming bars on Belmont street and its spacious laid-back atmosphere means it easily lives up to this. Buy tickets for this event here.
Edinburgh | 29.02.20
Making their debut in the capital, The Asuras play Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on the 29th of February. The Guardian wrote about Sneaky Pete’s calling it a ‘tiny, vibrant sweatbox’ which I think is an excellent description of this much-loved venue which is a hub for up and coming bands as The Asuras will discover. Located in the bustling Cowgate, Sneaky’s is a dinky one-room venue which oozes personality and a wicked raw sound system. Its small size is both a blessing and a curse, allowing audiences to get a real close up experience with the bands – if they arrive early or are brave enough to swerve through the crowds to hidden space in front of the stage. This one is not to be missed. Buy tickets for this event here.
London | 07.03.20
Lastly, the boys are heading South for a final tour date in London’s Water Rats. They will be playing the prestigious stage on the 7th of March, 3 days after the 2nd anniversary of their debut single ‘Best Friend’s House’ which is sure to be on the set list. This hidden venue has seen the likes of Bob Dylan, The Progues, Oasis and the Courteeners so is sure to be an exciting stint for The Asuras boys. A date in London is the perfect ending to what looks to be a thrilling run of gigs. You can be sure to expect great tunes and an unforgettable atmosphere at every show.
You can buy tickets for all these dates here.
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