Manics make return to Coldstream

Manic Shine
Manic Shine

The Manic Shine have lived up to their name with a frenetic last year on the road, which sees them play the Eildon Centre gig in Coldstream on Saturday.

Among the recent highlights was a successful show in Brighton as part of The Great Escape Festival which saw the group, including Kelso brothers Tamir and Orren Karp, attract interest in Germany, with a tour on the horizon.

They have also headlined Summer Sizzler at London’s prestigious Cargo venue and performed at the Camden Rocks Festival alongside Therapy? and The Rifles earlier this month.

Added to that, they featured in the rock playlist in Music Week magazine as ones to watch for 2013.

Their date in Kelso concludes a six-gig tour of Scotland which includes Glasgow tonight and Saltcoats tomorrow.

Tamir said: “On a personal note it’s been really exciting to see that at most venues we play now, there are fans waiting to see us.

“It’s early days in terms of numbers, but when those few people turn up with their friends it makes the show so special from our point of view and we’re very grateful to get the support.

“It has been really hectic, with three completed and successful national tours in less than a year, and a European tour planned in September this year.

“We have worked out that we have travelled 14,000 miles performing in 12 months.”

The group released Let Go or Be Dragged in April thanks to fans pledging £5,000 to fund the record.

The Coldsteam show starts at 7pm on Saturday and for more information on tickets, visit