Voicex goes west! Edinburgh’s sci-fi glam-punk supergroup which includes members of Scars, Boots for Dancing, Heavy Drapes and first-wave heroes Matt Vinyl and the Decorators play Glasgow for the first time, supported by the superb Gravelle and Quotes of the Dead.
WHEN Suky Goodfellow received a random message on social media from a stranger asking if she’d like to try out as front-woman of his band, the poet and singer’s understandable response was to to find out who was behind this unsolicited missive. Fortunately, Goodfellow’s googling revealed her new correspondent as Paul Mackie, aka Paul Research, who in 1977 had co-founded Edinburgh post-punk band Scars. Mackie had provided spiky guitar lines alongside the vocals of Robert King on Horrorshow, later sampled by Lemon Jelly, and Adult/ery, the band’s sole single on the capital-based Fast Product label. This led to Scars signing to a major label for the release of the band’s Author! Author! album in 1981