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Step Away From The Computer #2: Hinterland

Here’s part two of Step Away From The Computer, our handy at-a-glance guide to Scotland’s music festivals.

HINTERLAND expands on the template created by last year’s Sauchiehall Crawl by putting on over 100 alternative acts sprawled throughout 15 venues on the mean streets of Glasgow. The Pop Cop will be dividing and conquering in an attempt to cover both nights of this madness, as well as catching up with Broken Recordsto talk about their debut album (which is currently rocking our red socks off). We’ll probably need a good lie down after all that.

Location:
Glasgow city centre.

Fascinating fact:
Hinterlands is the title of a 1981 science fiction short story by William Gibson, whose novel All Tomorrow’s Parties was named after The Velvet Underground song.

Date:
Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1.

Weather forecast:
April 30:

May 1:

Festival history:
This is its first year.

Total number of acts:
116

Cost of a ticket:
£45.75

So each act is worth:
39p

Big-hitters:
The FallTommy ReillySons And DaughtersJeffrey Lewis & The JunkyardMetronomyBroken RecordsWe Were Promised JetpacksLittle Man TateThe XcertsDe RosaBeerjacket.

Organiser’s propaganda:
“Come armed with an attitude for discovery and you won’t be disappointed.”

Must-hear:
4 Beerjacket – The Truth Is A Ghost
b 20.50, Apr 30, MacSorley’s

4 The Xcerts – Crisis In The Slow Lane
b 20.50 Apr 30, Art School and 19.50, May 1, The Admiral

4 Tommy Reilly – I Don’t Like Coffee
b 22.00, Apr 30, King Tut’s

4 Little Man Tate – Reflection In His Sunglasses
b 23.00, Apr 30, MacSorley’s

4 Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
b 19.20, May 1, The Arches

4 Sons And Daughters – Split Lips
b 21.10, May 1, The Arches

4 Broken Records – And They All Fell Into The Sea
b 21.50, May 1, Classic Grand

4 We Were Promised Jetpacks – Quiet Little Voices
b 00.10, May 1, ABC2 (technically May 2)

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