May 2 2012 by Michael Pringle, Airdrie & Coatbridge
Feet of Clay
FEET of Clay will venture into Eden this summer – not a garden as such, more of a field in a forest.
The Coatbridge band have been lined up to play at this year’s Eden Festival that takes place at Raehills Meadows in the Ae Forest, Dumfries and Galloway.
The six-piece outfit, who only played their first live gig as recently as December, are delighted to be added to a bill that includes over 240 acts over three days with headliners Badly Drawn Boy, Dub Pistols Soundsystem, The Cuban Brother and Peatbog Faeries.
The family-friendly festival, which takes place across eight stages close to Moffat, is organised by Galloway Arts Community Interest Company; a not-for-profit organisation run by members of the local community.
Taking place over three days in June it aims to provide a celebration of music, dance, colour, culture and community.
Feet of Clay list 60s bands The Doors, The Beatles and indie bands from the 90s, such as the Stone Roses, among their influences.
Vocalist Johnpaul McMullen, known as J, said: “Bez from the Happy Mondays was on recently at Soundwave, we were on the support bill along with Gelvis Paisley and the Contraband.
“They loved us and said they would like to play with us again. They told us they were on at Eden and said they thought we would be great for it so it was through them that we managed to get the festival slot.
“We’ve got a sound that’s a bit different from everything else we hear, it’s quite distinctive and every gig we play we sell out.”
The other members of the band are guitarists Danny Brown, Brian Imrie and Kev Mooney, driving them on is Craig Croal on bass and Stevie Armstrong on cajón.
The band won’t just be appearing – they intend to make the most of their appearance and enjoy the other acts, as J added: “We can’t wait, we will be heading down for the full weekend of the festival.
“We’ve also recently signed a deal to release a single on Soundwave Records so we also have that to look forward to.”
You can also catch Feet of Clay live at The Eagle Inn, Coatbridge on Friday, May 18 when admission is free. They are also set to The Moons at Soundwave on Saturday, June 2 and will play The Box in Glasgow on Thursday, June 7.
Eden Festival takes place from Friday to Sunday, June 15 to June 17.
Tickets cost £79 plus a 10 per cent booking fee, kids under 12 can attend for free.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.edenfestival.co.uk