Sunday 14 July 2024
 11.1°C   NNE Fresh Breeze
Ocean Kinetics - The Engineering Experts

Arts / From grindcore to indie as local bands picked for arts project

Sheer are among the bands picked.

FIVE local contemporary bands have been commissioned to produce a short live performance film and accompanying EP which will be released online as part of Shetland Arts’ Refresh Now programme.

Grimlok.

The five acts cover a wide range of genres, with noisetastic grindcore duo Grimlok perhaps at the most extreme side of the spectrum.

They feature bassist/vocalist Matthew Robertson and drummer Rory Dalziel, and the duo revel in short, sharp blasts of furious speed – with some groove infused breakdowns chucked in for good measure.

Also representing the heavier side of Shetland’s music scene are metal stalwarts Ten Tonne Dozer, who regularly tour in the UK and Europe.

They feature frontman Dave Kok, guitarists Jamie Duncan and Jamie Dalziel, drummer Keith Neill and bassist Barrie Scobie.

Also picked for the Shetland Arts commission is the Peter Alec Trio, who feature Peter Alec Kay (guitar/vocals), Steven Anderson (bass/vocals) and Douglas Stevenson (percussion).

The trio play songs moulded over a few years of jamming sessions, with their influences ranging from from R&B/neo-soul/funk/rock to more traditional styles such as folk and Shetland fiddle.

Sheer, meanwhile, straddle grunge and alternative rock influences.

The Stoals.

They feature Josh Smith (vocals), Brydon Sales (guitar), Ewan Moncrieff (drums) and Scott Priest (bass).

Completing the five acts are indie rock outfit The Stoals. Their core features Scott Tomlinson (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Smith (bass) and Callum Anderson (lead guitar).

Forgotten Sons sticksman John Gair is currently filling in on drums.

Shetland Arts said the recordings will be made in March, with all activities in line with relevant Covid guidance.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.

Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.

Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has  over 600 supporters  who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.

Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -

  • Bring you the headlines as they happen;
  • Stay editorially independent;
  • Give a voice to the community;
  • Grow site traffic further;
  • Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.

If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.

 

Newsletters

Subscribe to a selection of different newsletters from Shetland News, varying from breaking news delivered on the minute, to a weekly round-up of the opinion posts. All delivered straight to your inbox.

Daily Briefing Newsletter Weekly Highlights Newsletter Opinion Newsletter Life in Shetland Newsletter

JavaScript Required

We're sorry, but Shetland News isn't fully functional without JavaScript enabled.
Head over to the help page for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Your Privacy

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.
By using our service, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Browser is out-of-date

Shetland News isn't fully functional with this version of .
Head over to the help page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site.

Interested in Notifications?

Get notifications from Shetland News for important and breaking news.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

We're committed to ensuring everyone has equitable access to impartial, open and quality local journalism that benefits all residents.

By supporting Shetland News, you play a vital role in ensuring we remain a pivotal resource in supporting the community.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.