Bands inspired by folk rock, shoegaze
, Indie rock and pop flourish here, and there are hidden gems to be discovered in each Turkish city.
RIDE The re-formed kings of the shoegaze
scene bring their devastatingly loud live show to Edinburgh's Queens Hall.
Tambourine player Molarky spits fury and nifty one-liners about things like a "Coco Pops serial killer" or how you should "open your fire arms" on opening track Thugz Need Hugz, which - after some military drumming, shoegaze
Gorillaz-style guitar, metal and scratching - finishes with the repeated phrase "he's a thug give him a hug".
Due to scheduling issues, shoegaze
band Ride took to the stage last night instead of their originally planned set on The Cosby Stage today.
Their music felt like sped-up shoegaze
for late-night weirdos, and the band performed it with a gripping, nothing-else-matters punk energy.
Support comes from Gleam, the Birmingham shoegaze
quartet, who are already gaining widespread attention, including praise from the NME.
Where Innerspeaker and Lonerism were in thrall to psychedelic rock, shoegaze
and in parts even The Beatles' later work, new album Currents, however, heads in a different, more upbeat, disco-tinged direction.
North East band Grasscutter will be joining psychedelic shoegaze
band The Marbles Jackson on stage tonight.
and spacerock is a potentially disorientating balancing act (when to stare upwards, when to peer down) but by common consent Surf City pull it off.
Together with their band, Zefur Wolves, they have just released a debut album of political themed shoegaze
and psychedelic waltzes - and are about to tour.
band with support from Flyying Colours and Threatmantics.
The four-minute song shows evident roots in the mostly British shoegaze
sub-genre, which emerged before grunge in the late 1980s.