The Mind Sweepers

Unleash a sonic revolution with The Mind Sweepers! A live performance of raw original energy that will sweep your mind into a frenzy! Support from the post-punk Edinburgh band Big Lanes!

Saturday, 10th February 2024 – Doors open at 7:00pm
The Vault Arts Centre

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The Mind Sweepers are coming to The Vault Arts Centre for an unforgettable night of live music. Get ready to experience a performance that will leave you feeling inspired and energised. This is your chance to experience original material from the band, delivered with the energy and enthusiasm only a live show can bring. 

The Mind Sweepers are an original band from S/W Scotland. They were formed in 2014 and have played festivals, pubs, and charity nights ranging from the Eden Festival to Gatehouse Music Festival, the Salutation in Manchester and to Stereo in Glasgow. The band consist of Paul Winter (vocals/rhythm guitar/lyrics), John McInally (lead guitar), Mark Jardine (bass), and Bryn Thorburn (drums/percussion). All of their set is original material, and they don't do covers. End-of. Their songs are hard to pigeon-hole, with regard to genre, and it could be said that The Mind Sweepers defy such artistic classification.

Support from Big Lanes. Big Lanes is a Post-Punk, Psych Rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland. Brought together by the pandemic in 2021 when there was nothing else to do, they began writing and recording new music with influences from Yo La Tengo, Galaxie 500 and the Jesus and Mary Chain.

They played their first gig at the Wee Red Bar in the Edinburgh College of Art in November 2022 with their second gig supporting Mr Ben and the Bens at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh. The last year has seen them playing gigs promoted by the Onion Cellar, supporting the Television Personalities for a Dan Treacy benefit show, support slots at Sneaky Pete’s, and a high-profile slot at the Haddington, Haddstock Festival.

Their latest single “Back to Earth” was released on November 24 on 5” lathe-cut vinyl and digital platforms, and has received airplay from Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio and the Scot’s Whay Hae Radio Show. The 5” format is limited to two minutes per side, so the tracks on the single had to be specially recorded to fit the vinyl.Big Lanes is: Robin Fowler - Bass. Malcolm Irving - Vocal, Guitar. Gordon Kilgour - Drums, Tambourine. Keith McRae - Guitar, Keyboard. They came from the North-East and the South-West to settle in the capital city, where blossoms the colour of mortality settled softly on their souls. Glistening softly in the morning sun, turn to the sky and open your heart to Big Lanes.

The Vault Arts Centre is renowned for its commitment to showcasing high-quality entertainment and this event promises to be no exception! With an atmosphere that's sure to get you moving, it's guaranteed to be a night out like no other. So why not make plans now and come along? You won't regret it!

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Starts: Saturday, February 10th 2024
Doors open: 7:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: February 10th 2024


The Vault Arts Centre
Newton Stewart
United Kingdom

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The Vault Arts Centre is located in the former bank building at 40 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart, between Boots Chemists (to the right) and Avocet (to the left).

A regular bus service (X75/500) runs through Newton Stewart, with stops on Victoria Street just a short walking distance from the venue.

Parking is available on Victoria Street, however we would recommend parking at Riverside Car Park, on Riverside Road, in order to reduce congestion.  Riverside Car Park is within a short walking distance of the venue.

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