BYAF; Dundee First-Timers
Book Yer Ane Fest VIII is now less than a week away and I’m starting to get pumped. As usual, I’m spinning plates but it seems that everything is coming together. One of my favourite things about BYAF, and what we do in general, is getting to bring rad bands to Dundee who have never played here before. We are incredibly lucky to be able to bring a bunch of tours together and welcome punks from all over the world to the city for the weekend. We are very grateful to the wonderful people in the punk and wider musical communities for coming together to make this happen.
There have been some changes and adjustments to the line-up but a full and (hopefully) final schedule will be published in the next week. Thankfully, there will be NO CLASHES, meaning that everyone should get a chance to see everybody. To keep up to date with changes and announcements as they happen, keep your eyes on the event page and the MTAT twitter page.
Three Day Weekend E-Tickets will be online until 12 noon on Friday 28th November. Groucho’s have physical tickets for sale. A limited number of Weekend Tickets will be available on the door on Friday night only. Individual day tickets will be available on the door and will be £7/12/12 for Friday/Saturday/Sunday respectively.
Lipstick Homicide (USA);
Friday, Main Stage @ Kage
Top quality fierce gobby melodic punk rock from Coalville, Iowa three piece who will be headlining on Friday night and playing the only Scottish show of their European tour. “Out Utero” on Bloated Kat is an essential record of fizzy pop bangers, like an Asian Man Records showcase at Gilman Street.
Freddy Fudd Pucker (New Zealand);
Pre-BYAF Glasgow / Saturday, Acoustic Stage @ Kage
Idiot punk rock troubadours have a way of finding each other. Freddy hit me up months ago and introduced me to his one-man-band trash/blues/punk chaos and I felt instant kinship. Freddy comes from New Zealand and has been trotting the globe for the last 5 years. He’ll be joining us for the Pre-BYAF show and will be around all weekend.
Low Dérive (Italy);
Sunday, Main Stage @ Kage/ Post-BYAF Edinburgh
Our brothers at Team Beard Records have long recommended these hearty Italian punks and we are stoked to finally be able to bring them to Dundee as part of a quality little UK tour to and from BYAF alongside Joe McMahon of Smoke Or Fire and our Welsh roaster comrades Question The Mark. I am very pleased to have played a small role in putting it together, cheers troops!
Joe McMahon (USA);
Sunday, Acoustic Stage @ Kage/ Post-BYAF Edinburgh
Smoke Or Fire are a band that I have long admired and while it seems that Joe and I have circled each other many times, it wasn’t until earlier this year that we finally met for the first time. Smoke Or Fire were one of the bands we wanted to put on when we started MTAT back in the day and, while that hasn’t happened yet, we’re very pleased to finally be able to bring Joe to Dundee and BYAF.
Guerrilla Monsoon (ENG);
Saturday, Main Stage @ Kage
Guerrilla Monsoon have been tearing it up all over the place over the past year, including their first US show at Fest 13. These dudes play pure melodic punk rock gold and are absolutely smashing it with their new “Big City Plans” EP on Paper and Plastick / Beach Community. We’ve developed a close friendship this year and I couldn’t be more excited that they’re playing their first Scottish show on the Saturday of BYAF.
Pre-BYAF Glasgow / Friday, Main Stage @ Kage
Three piece super-melodic power-pop punks from Cheltenham with a banging new EP out on Round Dog Records and Don’t Ask, these dudes will be playing their first Scottish shows at Pre-BYAF in Glasgow and on Friday night at Kage with a house full of kindred spirits. Think Superchunk/The Weakerthans/Weezer.
The Doublecross (WAL);
Saturday, Acoustic Stage @ Kage
The Doublecross is the project of singer/songwriter Jonathan Greenwood of esteemed Welsh indie punks The Modern Farewell and This Hidden Switch. “The Timeless Self-Destruction of…” is a wonderful roots-y slice of modern rock storytelling in a Springsteen/Lucero style on Boss Tuneage / Team Beard and sees Jon joined by array of guest musicians. We’re very lucky to be hosting a Scottish exclusive solo show on Saturday evening at Kage.
Fair Do’s (ENG);
Sunday, Main Stage @ Kage
We’ve been trying to get these Manchester skate punks up to BYAF for a few years now and have never been able to work it out until now so we’re very pleased to finally be welcoming them to Dundee. These dudes shred like A Wilhelm Scream/Propagandhi and may well claim the crown for fastest band in a weekend full of super-fast bands.
Dead Neck (ENG);
Saturday, Early Show @ Cerberus Bar
Lancashire melodic hardcore punks who are a pretty last minute addition to proceedings will be bringing the rukus to Cerberus Bar for the early show and is pretty much guaranteed to be absolute chaos. You’d be strongly advised to bring earplugs if you’re suffering a particularly gnarly Friday night festover!
For updated day splits, please see this freshly squeezed post here.