This year’s SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s Festival of Light, also features an exciting programme of live music featuring innovative and groundbreaking international bands and DJ’s performing across city centre venues. Passes are available for single days or the whole weekend — skiddle.com/whats-on/Aberdeen/Various-Venues-In-Aberdeen/Spectra-Music-2018/13099944/
— Quite appropriately ‘Science of the Lamps’ was dreamt up by Norwegian Liverpool musician Kaya in an off the beaten track restaurant in the fairytale darkness of the city of Prague in December 2010, although it took another year to realise the project. A band perfect for festivals and encompassing all that is music, storytelling, art, creative flair, melancholy and silliness — framed in catchy songs, lyrical gems and outstanding musicianship from the quirky band. Their inspiration comes from vaudeville, visual art, early Hollywood movie scores, Nordicana, wine, flamenco, trip-hop, music boxes, Paris and whiskey bars.
— Thursday: Cymbals // ADHD // Mt Wolf
Friday: Tonik Ensemble // Orka // Wrangler: Bruch // Mental Overdrive
Saturday: Nányë // Mammút // Hidden Orchestra: Seafoam Green // Emma Pollock: Cler Lever // James Orvis
Sunday: Sykur // Wyles & Simpson // Plaid: Emilio Pinchi // Science of the Lamps: Steve Cobby // Lindstrøm