Journal, Music


It had been a few years since I had done something a bit different on my birthday. So, when I saw that the TRNSMT festival took place on the same weekend, I thought it might fit the bill.

Looking at the line-up there were actually several artists playing on Saturday that I was keen to see. Plus you never know who might float your boat on the day, so I snapped up a pair of tickets and hoped for good weather.

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Arkells at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

When I first heard Arkells’ song Leather Jacket back in 2014 I added it to my “Indie & Alternative” playlist due to the quirky nature of it. Fast forward a few years and that track had been joined by a couple of their others on my playlist but I hadn’t actually taken the time to listen to everything they’d done.

That changed when I was listening to their latest album one morning and, after working through their back catalogue after it, I was impressed enough that I thought I’d check if they were touring. It turned out that they were both on tour and playing at King Tut’s in Glasgow just a few weeks later. I was surprised that tickets were still available for just £10 and snapped up a pair. Even though it was on a Sunday night, I couldn’t believe my luck!

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