Mar­i­onettes want fans to string along

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - MUSIC SCENE - By Eoin Smith

ABERDEEN band Mar­i­onettes are to play a spe­cial in-store gig at One Up Records in sup­port of their sec­ond EP on Satur­day af­ter­noon. My New Mar­i­onettes EP was re­leased at the tail end of last year but was only pre­vi­ously avail­able at the band’s shows. Pack­ing some se­ri­ously catchy in­diepop tunes, it is bril­liant fun and the band can’t wait for the pub­lic to get their hands on it. Singer and gui­tarist Daryl Rankin said: “This is our first ever in-store and it’s a great op­por­tu­nity for us to get our mu­sic out there to peo­ple who wouldn’t per­haps hear it other­wise. We recorded the EP a while ago, so we’re ready to hit the ground run­ning and get it out there.” ON SATUR­DAY night, lo­cal grunge-rock band Which Way Now head­line at The Moor­ings. Their gig comes af­ter scoop­ing an im­pres­sive four awards at the re­cent

Fudge Awards 2011 in­clud­ing Best Live Act and Best Band in Aberdeen. Sup­ported by Glas­gow’s Wake Via Satel­lite and Aberdeen rock­ers The Shake­down Pro­ject, this is sure to be a fan­tas­tic night. Front­woman Heather Walker said: “Things are feel­ing great within the band right now and we’re all re­ally pumped for play­ing our first gig of the year. “The at­mos­phere in The Moor­ings is al­ways amaz­ing – the peo­ple are ace and the sound qual­ity is su­perb. “Over the next year we want to keep play­ing as many shows as pos­si­ble, in­clud­ing some out­side Aberdeen, and it would be great to record an­other CD. And, of course, there’s al­ways world dom­i­na­tion!”

SATUR­DAY night also boasts the sec­ond Help For Fiji Sound­Fest, held in the Tun­nels 2 and or­gan­ised in con­junc­tion with Vol­un­teer Eco Stu­dent Abroad. As well as fea­tur­ing a host of bril­liant co­me­di­ans, the fundrais­ing gig will also show­case some of Aberdeen’s finest mu­si­cal tal­ent in­clud­ing SHY & DRS, Hell­house, pic­tured left, Jamie Rod­den, Wa­ter­mark, Ruairi Mackin­non and Brian John­ston. The gig will also fea­ture Univer­sity of Aberdeen stu­dent Bryan Al­varez, and Fife-based band The Carousels. Or­gan­iser Tanya Mor­ri­son said: “Come along and make it an amaz­ing night.”

IN-STORE: Aberdeen’s Mar­i­onettes.

HOT: Which Way Now.

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