Wi language az rough az a rhino’s erse
Oary Dundonian in poetic verse
Itz oor tongue, oor dialect, itz how wi converse
I heartily recommend The CundeeZ: punk rock with Dundee accent and a DIY can-do spirit. And not just because lead singer/songwriter Gary Robertson was the punk rock cupid that brought me and my sweetie together 🙂 but because the music is terrific. I’ve written before about Gary’s book Skeem Life (which he tells me he’s now turning into a musical) and about finally seeing them play — albeit briefly — for the the first time back in December. I suspect I will have plenty of opportunities to see them again when I am back in Dundee.
Their latest CD Lend Wiz Yir Lugs can be bought or downloaded for just £5 and it’s a fine set of ear scorchers, veering from punk to ska to a little old school rock-n-roll. It’s a wild ride from the evocative pipes of “Caleil” to the blistering “Mr E Go” and the plain-talking “Yir Talkin’ Shite” (dedicated to politicians everywhere and all the rest who sling manure). It’s all good: check out their first CD, Cundee Radio, too.
Find them on ReverbNation, Facebook and Twitter. Here are some of their videos to give you a taste; if you are of delicate constitution or easily alarmed by frank language, this is not the band for you. Everyone else: Enjoy!
As always, see the full round up of TOA/V at Todd’s blog.