Hawkchild DIY & Struggletown Records-
Strugglechild DIY:

Sheffield-based emo band known for being nominated at the Brit awards for 2012’s most handsome band. This is their third trip to Glasgow, this time to celebrate the release of their upcoming LP to be released on the internationally renowned label Dog Knights Productions. The ex-hollister model duo were the kind of kids in school who you were jealous of; the buff masculine dudes who got the girls, got invited to all the hot parties and didn’t have to wear hand-me-downs. They…’re gonna let rip with some of their famous jams that have established themselves as one of the nations top twinkle daddies.
FFO: Snowing, Algernon Cadwallader, Dads.

local emo three piece with songs that give you flashbacks to some of your favourite 90s emo bands. One of Struggletown Records’ most promising bands. FFO: Still Life, Mineral, bleached blonde hair.

one of those under-the-radar bands in scotland who seem to get more praise down south than they do here. shame on us, we’ve all slept on this band for way too long. indie/emo vibes playing with mathy sounds but steering far clear of cookie-cutter twiddle sounding bands.. the wonderkid LP on Autumn Jams will blow you away. you may have seen them recently play with the famous Raein and Crash of Rhinos. FFO: Hightide Hotel, Moss Icon, post-punk stuff.

edinburgh/borders lo-fi 90s emo/screamo sounds featuring members of Smithsonian and Your Neighbour The Liar. despite playing in england plenty of times, this is their first time playing in Glasgow! you may have had a nice peep of them on a couple of the dates of the first Football, etc tour in the UK.
FFO: I Hate Myself, Merchant Ships, feeling like you swallowed a mother.

Thursday 28th of March 2013
Doors - 8:00pm
Entry - £5

13th Note Café
50-60 King Street
Glasgow, UK
G1 5QT
Watch on

Our good friend Jack Thomson made a short documentary about the label for a uni project and he was kind enough to edit it down a little to put it up online for people to see. My hair is pretty 80’s and I talk a lot of mince, but it’s a good insight into what we do and why we bother.

Keir from Wolves At Heart, Chris from No Island & Fletch from The Sinking Feeling are all featured and talk about their involvement with us as a label.

Struggle 8 GIFS

Purely as an exercise in learning how to make animated GIFS, I used some of the footage I took at Struggle 8 earlier this month, and below are the results.

All of the bands played incredible sets and it was definitely a gig I’ll remember when looking back on 2011. Apologies for not having more footage to make some for each band, it just turned out that the Christmas lights Flood put up around them during their set helped significantly with how the video came out.

Feel free to spread them around

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The Good In Me
  • The Good In Me
  • Wolves At Heart
  • Last Call / Wolves At Heart Split

The Good In Me

I guess this goes to show, that moving on and letting go, they don’t always coexist. It takes some time till it sinks in. So now I’ll take all that we had. I’ll turn around and never look back. Now I can see what all this meant, and I won’t forget. You made the most of me, got my head up and showed me not to try to hide everything. You saw the good in me that I couldn’t. And I hope that what we had, was something that you’ll always keep, and that I used to be, everything you thought that you could ever need. But little did I know, through tired eyes it’s hard to show. While I was losing sleep, you were losing hope in me. So now I take it on my shoulders, the weight that you helped me to lift. There’s just one reason I’m still alive, and you were it.