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BRING IT IN, AND BRING IT ON
EDINBURGH’S HOGMANAY
PRINCES STREET GARDENS
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THIS year perhaps more than any other, the Concert in the Gardens offered a ticket to heat the chilliest hands. Swaying punters brandished their street party wristbands at the gates in the vain hope that a kindly steward would take pity on them. No chance. But you can’t blame them for trying.

Two of New York’s greatest ever bands, born out of different musical generations, but both with their fair share of seedy-dive experience, prepared to be framed by the tastefully lit castle high above one of Europe’s greatest capitals. First, however, came Aberfeldy, who proved to be so much more than just the token local mob. Fresh off the bus from Leith, they were the perfect compliment to the more glamorous acts to come – primarily due to the fact that they are also something a bit special.

Frontman Riley Briggs has a touch of the sixties fop about him – and that’s a good thing – while the rest of the band are a mix of funky art school and football terrace. The tracks from the debut album Young Forever captivated even the most well-lubricated in the crowd who soon stopped the “come on Blondie” chanting to listen…

LORRAINE WILSON
MONDAY JANUARY 3RD, 2005
THE HERALD



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