Monica Queen Live release OUT NOW!

New Live Threads of Sound Release by the wonderful and very beautiful Monica Queen! Scotland’s very own Emmylou Harris… Feast your ears here:

It was one of the best gigs of last year… Have a look at their live performance of Sacred Heart

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Trad Warm-up Gig, Glasgow

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The countdown to the 2013 Trad awards started in Glasgow’s Stereo last Thursday night. Here are some shots of evening…

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TINA JORDAN REES added to our Glasgow and Aberdeen Trad awards warm up shows!

Threads of Sound are delighted to announce that Tina Jordan Rees has been added to our Trad awards warm up tour bill!

Dates are Glasgow 5th of Dec at Stereo and Aberdeen 6th of Dec at the Tunnels.


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Tina Jordan Rees is a Glasgow based folk musician originally from Lancashire. She plays piano, flute and whistles and has recently been nominated in the “Up and Coming Artist of the Year” category at the 2013 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Tina graduated in 2011 from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a BA (Hons) in Scottish Music, and she was a finalist in the 2011 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award.

Tina’s current projects include an exciting new duo with fiddler Gráinne Brady, playing sparklingly imaginative sets comprised solely of their own compositions. She also plays gigs across Scotland with fiddler Kristan Harvey as part of the project Live Music Now, bringing live music to a wide audience. As well as performing Tina teaches piano, flute and whistle to pupils of all ages.

As an avid composer, Tina takes her influences from many places, including the Irish dance music tradition where she is a household name. She travels the world playing for dancers and has been commissioned to compose custom music pieces for Irish dance choreography across the globe.

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The Jackhammers, The Snipes, and Bobók

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Photos from “Threads of Punk”!

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Very, very excited to announce our TRAD MUSIC AWARDS WARM UP TOUR 2013! Featuring Adam Holmes and the Embers, Ross Ainslie and Adam Sutherland. Additional Acts to be announced… Stereo, Glasgow Thurs 5th of Dec and The Tunnel, Aberdeen on the 6th of Dec. Tickets can purchased in advanced from






















The 2013 MG ALBA TRADMUSIC AWARDS and Gala Concert takes place on the 7th of Dec in Aberdeen at the Aberdeen Music Hall and more information can be found here:





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Brawth, How to Swim, Monica Queen

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Saturday’s gig featuring Brawth, How to Swim, and Monica Queen and Thrum.

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RMHubbert shortlisted for the SAY awards!

Congratulations to our very own RMHubbert for his SAY award shortlist nomination.
To celebrate, we’ve unleashed three new live tracks here
Support live music and pick up a copy!
With love and sunshine, Threads x
ps Don’t forget about our show on Saturday!
Tickets are selling fast :
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The Deadline Shakes, Sidney Shaw and Engine7

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Some shots of the latest Threads gig at Stereo featuring three more excellent bands!

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May the Fourth be with you!

Threads of Sound are proud to present Glasgow’s very own indie rockers The Deadline Shakes Sidney Shaw and Engine7 . This is part of the the series of ‘Live in Stereo’ recorded gigs from Threads of Sound with tracks from each band released on iTunes. Doors 7pm. 5 pounds.

The Deadline Shakes

Glasgow based band The Deadline Shakes emerged in 2012 with debut single ‘Sweeten The Deal’. This was quickly followed by a free single, ‘Don’t You Be Too Cool’, and latest single ‘Boy’. Support has been widespread, including radio play from Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson (6 Music) Vic Galloway and Jim Gellatly. Press has included Artrocker and The List. The Deadline Shakes have just been confirmed for their first festival date, playing Kelburn Garden Party this summer.

“Really good, a winsome, mandolin-led blast of power-country of the sort Kassidy wish they were making.” The List

“Three and a bit minutes of perfect, chiming euphony.” Louder Than War

The band have featured in several ones to watch for 2013 lists, including Vic Galloway’s Bands to look out for in 2013. They are currently recording their debut album which will be out later this year on Flowers In The Dustbin records.



“This is excellent power-pop. They’re doing fellow Scots, like Teenage Fanclub, proud.” Obscure Sound

“I think it’s got a real classic feel to it. It’s got those Crosby, Stills & Nash harmonies but then… slightly angular new wave. A bit of The Strokes perhaps? I think it’s a classic sounding song.” Vic Galloway, Radio Scotland

“If the thought of going into work this morning is getting you down, then look no further … its happy go lucky charm is assured to put a smile on your face.” The Blue Walrus

“You can hear elements of country, psychedelia, rock, indiepop, sun-kissed beauty and Spectorish grandeur, all jostling for space and each finding their place as though it were second nature… a totally timeless song that will be loved… it’s something of a challenge to listen to without breaking out into a big smile.” Sound of Confusion

Sidney Shaw

Sidney Shaw consists of three twenty-something guys from Glasgow. Their music is an unusual hybrid of different influences such as Bob Dylan, The Pixies and Frightened Rabbit. Their style of music, previously dubbed ‘unpigeon-holeable’, focuses on the raw energy of a live performance . Sidney Shaw have been playing shows around Glasgow since late 2009. With years of writing under their belt they released their first EP ‘Was Here’ in mid 2012. Since their EP launch the band have being going from strength to strength playing frequent shows and increasing their following. Over winter they have been writing more tracks for their eagerly anticipated second EP due for release in late 2013.


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…..And just in case you missed it the first time round, don’t forget to check out the release of two of our newest liveliest tracks: “Mr Untouchable” and “It Couldn’t Have Been Better” by Capone And The Bullets. They are now available to download from itunes:

The tracks are also available from Amazon, Spotify and Just Add Music!


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Threads of presents a band called QUINN ! support from Suspire. 4th April @ Stereo

Threads of presents a band called QUINN and Suspire!

2012 saw Glasgow based art-pop quartet A Band Called Quinn eat themselves in a flurry of multimedia activity spawning an award nominated short film Oh Jackie & a critically acclaimed collaboration with Grid Iron theatre director Ben Harrison, Biding Time (remix).

Previously the band toured with Vanishing Point Theatre company in their production of The Beggar’s Opera . The album of songs from the show has sleevenotes penned by Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin .

Last year the band also released Red Light Means Go which quietly slipped into a few end of year best ofs.

The band can be heard on various soundtracks to films by the likes of David McKenzie & Penny Woolcock & TV series such as Lip Service (BBC 3) & The Borrowers (BBC 1).

Madonna once said ‘Louis Quinn has a wonderful voice’ on a blog.

“A pop-art treat ” (Q)

“Our favourite Glaswegian music makers” (The Herald)

“…incredible songs…” (Big Issue)


Pioneers of the genre “Jagged Pop” (FHQ), Suspire embody the sensibilities of hardcore rock n roll married with their own philosophical injection of the popular song.

Known in their home town of Glasgow for their hands-on D.I.Y. approach to their art, the band have independently (i.e. without help from a big record label) released records on their own label, performed at some of the UK’s best small festivals, such as Rockness (NME) and landed international television appearances.

Having completed a number of singles and EPs, the band will release their debut album later in 2013.


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This is part of the the series of ‘Live in Stereo’ recorded gigs from Threads of Sound with tracks from each band released on iTunes.

Threads of Sound information can be found here:

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