ISSUE #7 – January, 2017

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2016 was huge for us. Our single best year as a band. We moved our sound forward with 3 amazing singles. It’s a total privilege to do what we do and we love doing it. 2016 saw us make loads of new friends and fans up and down the country. Sadly 2016 saw us lose a great friend and a true gent, Gary Watson of The Lapelles! Watching The Lapelles playing to a packed tent at Belladrum was a year highlight for me. That performance will always be in my top 5 moments in music. We stood back and watched boys we’ve graced a stage with many a time, totally own it. It was a performance you knew would see them grace bigger and better stages. It really was an amazing moment. Everyone in the crowd knew this band was the real deal. In the face of such sadness the Scottish Music scene came together in the most beautiful way to celebrate Gary’s life. The great and the good of the industry lined up to pay their respects. We will always be thankful for having known him and for being able to say we witnessed his genius first hand. God Bless! Belladrum was amazing to be part of. It felt like a stage we belonged on and something that has given us the taste to keep driving us forward. Bute Fest and Party at the Palace where also pretty special. 2017 see us go in a new direction. We will be using “Choose Rude” the clubnight as a way to reach out to new fans by playing new venues and towns throughout the year. There are plans a foot for an EP or Mini album late in the year. Locking ourselves away in the studio to make sure the next release is the best thing we’ve ever done. We are super lucky to have 2 of the best producers in Scotland, who totally get our vibe. Makes such a difference to have people in your corner who believe in what you are doing. 2017 will no doubt be the biggest year to date for The Begbies and we are buzzing for yous to be part of it.


It’s very fitting, that in the very first Choose Rude, we warned you about the crack pot that is Donald Trump. It would be easy to give it the “telt ye so” but lets be honest, it’s actually shambolic that it’s even came true! We have said it before and we will say it again, National Pride/National Identity is the worlds most dangerous weapon. Big Donald isn’t some maverick politician with amazing social reform plans that spoke to the great and good of the American people. Big Donald seen an opportunity, an opportunity to resonate with a section of the American people that felt their national identity was under threat, and he fully exploited it. An angry crowd is the easiest crowd to preach to. Sadly in America, if you have enough money, PR and celebrity, you can have your soap box dragged state to state. “There’s a campaign of hate, waiting at the school gates”. What does the future hold for America? Who knows. What we do know, worryingly, is the angry crowd now has a cheerleader. For the first time, in a long time, they have a voice and someone to champion it. I wish we could sit back and laugh but sadly we have the same angry mob, and they are getting louder by the day! Here’s hoping the 46th president of America, Barry Chuckle, can fix the mess left behind by big Donald.

2016 - Our Bands of the Year

The Lapelles
What kind of year would it have been without these lads? They near enough toured the UK within 6 months of the year and supported the likes of Blossoms, The View & The Last of the Shadow Puppets on their way. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 3 years; go listen to their Tenement TV session. Grab Life By was an instant anthem and will serve as a constant reminder not to take anything in life for granted, to the Glasgow music scene & beyond.

Baby Strange
Another impressive year for Glasgow Giants, Baby Strange. The release of album ‘Want it, Need it’, an impressive summer of festivals as well as a face melter of a show, co-headlining the o2 ABC Glasgow with WHITE in December, this accolade has been very much deserved.
Favourite Track: Friend

Crash Club
Included within many people’s bands of 2016, 2015, 2014 … near enough every year since their formation in 2010, Crash Club have completely smashed it for us. Tenement Trail was a real highlight this year and it wouldn’t have scraped the surface if it wasn’t for their dramatic, suspense filling electro rock performance. Penny Drop is a fucking anthem, a real first pick to get the boys pumped up or a number you fling on before work, sitting at a desk all day knowing it’s all good, you’ve got Crash Club in the Priory at the Weekend.
Favourite Track: Penny Drop

CHOOSE RUDELive Music Event - Vol.2 - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

We’re extremely excited to bring you our second volume of our very own Live Music Clubnight – #CHOOSERUDE.

Over the past couple of months we’ve been working hard to bring you an (almost) monthly local music zine/blog and after printing, folding and distributing over 5,000 copies of various issue’s we’re excited to introduce our very first Live Music Clubnight.

Chapter. 2 see’s us take over Sneaky Pete’s on the 24th of February, 2017.

The Line Up:

The Begbies
Moonlight Zoo
Rascalton Special Guest DJ Set

Doors from 7pm
£5 Per Ticket

Facebook Event Page:
Ticket Link:

2017 - Who's Year is it?

Saint PHNX
Two-Piece, Saint PHNX have had an impressive career in their short but fast fuelled exsistance. Since arising 6 months ago, the brotherly duo has sold out several headline shows, including their very own at King Tuts, with new single ‘King’ hitting over one million streams on Spotify.
Favourite Tracks: King/Reload

It’s not just us lot that think this will be the year of KVASIR, every where you look you’ll find big hitters telling you the same. Why? The masked man/synth robot (who’s identity still remains unknown) is leagues a head of the game and destined for bigger things – fantastically produced electronic records are performed live, capturing a whole room with the many complex tappings of the synth pad. Go and Check him out.
Favourite Track: Motion

Lewis Capaldi
We’ve had the pleasure of sharing a stage with Lewis many times in the past and whenever the opportunity arises to get an earfull, it’s taken with both hands. Capaldi continues to impress with his euphoric, mind-humbling vocals and relatable song-writing. If you catch him live, listen out for ‘Submarine’ – 2017 is his year.