Q were the latest to fall for their charms, handing them a prize for Best New Band last week and understandably so, given that they are experimental yet blessed with a pop knowledge that means this flirting with the mainstream could be lasting.
Both aspects were displayed here, at their biggest Scottish show to date. There were few nerves on display, with a confident, crisp sound and an excellent trippy lights and video backdrop. Vocalist Vincent Neff cut an eager figure, urging on the crowd and the band grooved away continuously, although that vibe wasn't always reciprocated with clusters of the crowd remaining static, a shame given the identical shirt-wearing band have such a lively sound.
Tommy Grace's synths often created a throbbing beat, ensuring there was ample chances to move during a relentless Hail Bop and the pushing Skies Over Cairo, while others loped towards psychedelic pop. At points the noise did drift a tad aimlessly, but there was a fantastic closing run of tunes, highlighted by WOR's Dick Dale riffage, that indicated the band should keep their mantelpieces clear for future gongs.