The rescheduled gig for Dr Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING tour is this weekend; Saturday 23rd of February at the O2 ABC.
The bill features Dry The River, Model Aeroplanes and Strummerville’s Huevo and the Giant who all admit that they stand for certain yet different things.
Dry the River are a band brimming with success after their debut album ‘Shallow Bed‘ and are currently putting the finishing touches on their highly anticipated second album which will be released this year.
Musician Scott Mille said “Dry the River stand for encouraging people to have a good time, and enjoy some real music. We like to have a good time when we play, and we just hope that the people that come to the shows can as well.”
Even though they have appeared on the BBC Introducing Stage at T in the Park, little is known about Dundee band Model Aeroplanes.
The band said: “We stand for writing fun, fresh and honest music that you can have exotic drinks to. We’re four lifelong friends, glued together and this is what we do naturally.
Huevo and the Giant are another Scottish band on the bill. A four piece whose pop-rock melodies are sure to put you in a good mood. The band are helped by the UK charity Strummerville which was set up by friends and family of the late Joe Strummer to help bands get their music recorded and showcased.
Again the whole band said: “I guess it seems cliche to say that we stand for doing your own thing and being true and proud of yourself and whatever it is you do. But this really is a sentiment something we as a band and as individuals really do identify with. The truth of the matter is you’re never going to please everyone, no matter what you do or how hard you try in life. But regardless still try your hardest, embrace individuality and have fun with it.”
Everyone attending the gig is being encouraged to wear their Dr Martens to be in with a chance to win prizes on the night.
The first Dr Marten shoe rolled off the production line in an English factory on the 1st of April 1960. The manufacturing process has been fine tuned ever since and today a team still work in that same factory making the shoes that so many people know and love.