Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations are justifiably regarded as the best in the world.
As well as the street party, funfair and fireworks, it always features some great music to bring in the new year. This year, Biffy Clyro are set to headline the gig in the gardens – and one lucky up-and-coming Scottish band are also set to win a slot playing in front of the revellers as part of Leith Records and The Skinny’s Hog The Stage competition.
The site already features some bands we’ve featured on the site before: from the folk-rock of Aos Si (who rose from the ashes of The Visperas) to the electro pop goodness of Jarp Sport. Local indie faves Pose Victorious are also in there, as is the unique sound of genre-defying outfit White Heath.
And sitting there defiantly in the entry pile are one of our favourite bands (not just cos Hagana and Jump: Press A haven’t entered) – A Fight You Can’t Win.
Remember last year’s ‘Rage Against The Machine for Xmas #1′ campaign? Although the Hog The Stage judges’ decision is final, one of the factors affecting their choice is the number of ‘likes’ and comments on each band’s page.
So, we (well, one of us) thought it would be mildly amusing to back A Fight You Can’t Win in their quest to bring their short, sharp grunge-punk attitude to an audience of thousands this Hogmanay.
At the very least, it would be extremely amusing to see if lead singer Matthew can keep his charming line of between-song banter in check in front of a massive audience…
Even if you’re not a big music fan (actually, that may be a benefit…), why not visit AFYCW’s Hog The Stage page and share the love by leaving a comment or pressing the Facebook like button on their page – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay will definitely be an altogether noisier and punkier party if they get to unleash their aural assault on proceedings…