STRANGE Behaviours returns to The Tolbooth and presents Broken Records with support from The Little Kicks and The Cobalts.

Taking influence from some of rock n roll’s most celebrated songwriters, the Stirling event takes a detour into the rock n roll anthem, with three great Scottish bands on Friday, April 27.

Kenny Bates, music development officer at the Tolbooth, said: “This month’s Strange Behaviours delves into the world of indie and rock n roll story-telling, with acts that have honed their sound through influence from many of rock n roll’s greats. 

“Broken Records are known for their anthemic song-writing, but with this new latest record you can hear the driving, soulful, people-focused musing of Bruce Springsteen start to emerge. 

“Likewise, local 4-piece band The Cobalts pack a load of Lennon/McCartney style vocals and guitars into their writing, with something altogether more Pink Floyd in some of the song structures.”

Having recently celebrated their 10th anniversary, Edinburgh’s Broken Records return in 2018 with the release of their fourth studio album entitled What We Might Know, released last month.

After a decade of solid US and European touring, two albums on the legendary 4AD label, the band re-united with producer Stephen Watkins (PAWS, Teen Canteen) and the result is a set of 11 songs deliberately stripped back to recapture the chaotic energy of their earlier work, and the ecstatic live shows the band are known for.

In support are Aberdeen’s The Little Kicks. 

The melodic indie outfit’s latest LP, Shake Off Your Troubles (March 2017) propelled them once again to the fore, riding a wave of critical acclaim and BBC Radio airplay to such highlights as Vic Galloway and Janice Forsyth live sessions, playing Sofar Sounds alongside The National, and crossing the pond to play as part of Canada Indie Week.

Joining them are one of the brightest prospects from Stirling’s grassroots indie community, The Cobalts – ’60s Psych and garage influenced indie rock n roll, with a generous serving of Beatles-esque harmonies and pop sensibility. 

Doors for Strange Behaviours open at 7.30pm, tickets are £9 in advance/£11 on the door £6 with a Young Scot Card purchased at Box Office.

Tickets available by phoning 01786 274 000 or via the Culture Stirling website.