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We are Snakeskin Shoe Review, Scotland's number one indie, psychedelic novelty folk pop band! 

NEW CD 'CRITICISM' NOW AVAILABLE:

Ladies and gentlemen our debut CD is here! you can purchase copies through our website or at one of our upcoming gigs. If you buy the CD here you will also get a free digital download! For the crazy price of £5.00 you can get hold of our first run of discs - 10 original songs  - if you cant get to a gig then get on down to our online store and pick up your copy of 'Criticism' today. >> Buy Now




We are based in Central Scotland and spread far and wide across the mighty central belt, come in and enjoy.

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Gentle Giant Music Festival 

On Saturday 13th May we played the Gentle Giant Music Festival in Forth, Lanarkshire. Stuart Brodie is a bit of a veteran of the festival there but the rest of us didn't really know what to expect (and on or two had to be shown were it was on a map). I have to be honest, Forth was for me a place I would drive through on the way south and not somewhere i would have considered as having a vibrant music scene. 

We were more than a little surprised by what we found.
 

The venue was larger and well set up - we were second on but by the time we did the venue was already filling up nicely. The PA was well set up and the sound from our side of the stage was pretty good - in the end we had a blast  - as these photos hopefully show.

Photos Courtesy of Lesley-Anne Young Photography and Gentle Giant Music Festival.

Moonlighting 


When not appearing with the band, James Kerr masquerades as fake DJ Dr J on Regal Radio. If you listen to any of the shows from the past two years ( many are available on mixcloud, just search for Regal Radio) then you can get a pretty good idea about all the music that has soaked in and is now leaking out in the form of our own songs. Check it and stuff:

https://www.mixcloud.com/regalradio/dr-j-rmc-show-6th-february-i-thought-i-peaked-last-week-but-obviously-not/

And on the Drums.... 

Del Kirkwood..

Welcome aboard the Review Del... Sorry we don't have a pic yet so you will just have to trust us that he exists, here is a photo of one of his kits that we absolutely didn't just steal from google images. truly we didnt...

The Undeclared War.  

We now have fan's favourite Undeclared War recorded. Featuring Helen on Vocals.



Lyrics:
 

I am bone and I am teeth 
I’ve been running with the beasts 
I could kill you in your sleep 
Close your eyes, my darling. 

As cruel as frost, as fat as sun 
The fox and I are on the run 
You bring your hounds, you bring your gun 
Who captures who, my darling 

Alls fair in love and war 
But it’s not And 
Its either/or 

I am sister to the moon 
She says the big days coming soon 
I hold the Earth, you’ve one platoon 
War is over, my darling. 

I know the power rests in me 
Makes it frightening to be free  
I’m sleeping with the enemy 
Close your eyes, my darling

Purple Orange Gig 

Nice photos by Michael Cochrane of Snakeskin Shoe Review at the Purple Orange last week. No sound check for five instruments and four vocals plus only one overwhelmed monitor made it a real trial for the more sophisticated parts of the band, but the big messy noise still seemed appreciated and the point, for me at least, was to get out and exist.


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Previous events

Futurists! SSR @Regal Reconnect

Regal Reconnect Theatre, Bathgate

We are back for an even bigger show at our favourite venue - songs - banter and even a prize draw. Support from Indie legend Rachel Mayfield

SSR@ Gentle Giant Music Festival

Forth

We are back for a second time at this fantastic little festival, lots of great unsigned bands. Something for everyone so come along and hang around and catch some amazing talent in darkest Lanarkshire

SSR @Purple Orange

Purple Orange, Bathgate

After a long absence while we worked through some lineup changes and got the new members up to speed we are back at Purple Orange!

Snakeskin Shoe Review Regal Rock Show

Regal Theatre, 24-34 North Bridge, Bathgate

SSR return for a third time to the Regal Theatre. Promising an even bigger and more intense experience than last time round, lots of new material, light show, full multimedia experience, See that Peter Gabriel yeah? well he pinched all that stuff from us. We even loaned him that flower costume - still haven't had it back

Gentle Giant Music Festival

Forth, Lanarkshire

Who's ready for another update? Well who are we to keep you waiting!! Joining the already announced Dirty Work, Caulder and Weekend Debt we have:

The JR connection! After missing out last year, due to unforseen circumstances, the JR connection return to get the groove on this year. You can catch the guys in the masonic.

Snakeskin Shoe Review!!! Possibly the best named band at the festival! They'll be bringing their funky, power pop to the festival to keep you moving. The SSR gang will be playing in the legion.

Amanda Bogle!!! After glowing reviews from her last appearance we couldn't leave out the talented Miss Bogle. The Talisker is the place to be to bask in Amanda's talent.

Feb25

Snakeskin Shoe Review @ Purple Orange

Purple Orange, 7 Union Road,, Bathgate, EH48 1NS

We will be returning to hip venue Purple Orange for another night of live music and fun (well mostly live music)