Glasgow’s unusual suspects Dragged Up are an off-kilter psych-garage proto-grunge band with a spoken word element, founded in late 2018 by Eva Gnatiuk (Violent Butlins) with Simon Shaw (Trembling Bells) and writer Lisa Jones. Chas Lalli (Vom) and Stephen Mors (The Owsley Sunshine) joined in 2019 and 2022 respectively.

Hot on the heels of their acclaimed EP Hex Domestic, Dragged Up release their new single ‘Missing Person’ on Rare Vitamin Records on 2 February. The single is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, High On Ripple, which will be released in April on Cruel Nature and Rare Vitamin Records.

In typical fashion, they have spawned a home-made video for the new release. With one camera and a broken tripod, we follow a self-appointed sleuth and her misplaced devotion to answering the question no-one asked: “Whatever Happened To Dragged Up?”

Amateur forensics compete with memory fog in a junk-strewn looping VHS hellscape, and the cat is really no help. 

Credits:

  • Starring Lucy Bell and Dragged Up
  • Concept, storyboard and home footage: Lisa Jones
  • Editing, post-production and band footage: Eva Gnatiuk
  • Additional filming/steady-handed ducks: Simon Shaw 

‘Missing Person’ is released on February 2 2024, and can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp HERE
EP Hex Domestic sold out its cassette run but is available digitally via Bandcamp HERE

Very limited CD and cassette editions of the single will also be available at a string of upcoming live gigs, including:

  • Feb 3rd – Preston, The Ferret (daytime performance – part of IVW all-dayer inc. Cowtown, Ginnel, TV Face)
  • Feb 3rd – Carlisle, The Source Collective (evening)
  • March 8th – Edinburgh, Summerhall (with Amateur Cult)
  • March 29th – Glasgow, Glad Cafe (supporting Objections)
  • April 11th – Glasgow, Stereo (supporting House of All)
  • April 19th – Aberdeen TBA
  • April 20th – Perth, Twa Tams (with Quitter + more TBA)
  • May 2nd – Preston, The Ferret (with Black Shape and Pill Fangs)
  • May 3rd – Manchester, Big Hands TBA
  • May 4th – Bradford, The Underground
  • May 5th – Sunderland, Museum Vaults TBA

 

 

 

 

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