Dog­tooth set to make history

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - An­drea O’Neill

La­nark­shire Mod rock out­fit Dog­tooth are set to be­come the youngest band to play The Clutha when it of­fi­cially re­opens next month.

The newly formed trio, aged just 13 and 15-years-old, are tak­ing the UK gig scene by storm with their eclec­tic mix of cov­ers of punk clas­sics from the likes of The Jam, The Clash and The Stone Roses.

Lo­cal lads Craig Mor­ri­son (13) from Larkhall, on bass, lead singer/gui­tarist John He­wit­son (13), from Kil­burnie and 15-year-old drum­mer Robert Lang, from Lin­wood, caught the at­ten­tion of pub owner Alan Crossan af­ter win­ning a re­cent bat­tle of the bands com­pe­ti­tion at the venue.

Part of their prize was to record and re­lease their first EP and the boys filmed part of the mu­sic video for their record ‘A Way of Life’ in the newly re­fur­bished Clutha bar.

They will play the open­ing gig night in aid of The Clutha Trust on Au­gust 2.

Craig told The Ticket La­nark­shire: “Alan heard us play when we were record­ing our mu­sic video in the bar and said he was amazed at how great mu­si­cians we are at such a young age.

“He loves what we are all about and wanted us to play as soon as The Clutha re-opens. He also asked for a framed EP to hang in the bar.

“We were a bit ap­pre­hen­sive about film­ing there as you would imag­ine – the main area is still be­ing worked on – so the film­ing took place in the ad­join­ing bar.”

Glas­gow ska band Esper­anza, who were play­ing when a po­lice he­li­copter crashed through the roof on Novem­ber 29, 2013 killing 10 peo­ple, and Rose Room,who were due to play the next day, are also on the bill.

Craig added: “We are very proud and hon­oured to be asked to play a part in rais­ing funds for The Clutha Trust. We have played with Esper­anza so this means a lot to us.”

Check out Dog­tooth at www. face­book. com/ pages/ Dog­tooth­band

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