Preview of Unknown Pleasures starting at the Ironworks on the 6th of March at the Ironworks.

Hunter and the Bear  at Belladrum 2014
Hunter and the Bear at Belladrum 2014
It was Donald Rumsfeld that once said ‘There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.

There are also Unknown Pleasures which will happen monthly at the Ironworks.’ Well it was something sort of like that. But whether he said it or not Unknown Pleasures kick off at the Ironworks on Friday 6 March when Netsounds launch a new monthly emerging music night at the Ironworks.

It all starts on the 6th of March when Scottish/London based rising stars Hunter & The Bear and Inverness band Lionel launch the opening club night. Added to that will be Inverness’s indie/alternative IndieNess club night who will battle it out with the Netsounds DJs until the wee small hours.

 In the short time that Hunter & The Bear have been together they have played Hard Rock Calling with one of their inspirations, Bruce Springsteen. In 2014 toured extensively including supporting Eric Clapton, T In The Park, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and Loopallu.

The bands date at Unknown Pleasures at the Ironworks is part of a headline tour ahead of the release of their new material, following on from the success of ‘Before I Come Home’, recorded with Joe Kearns (Ellie Goulding, Sons & Lovers, Take That, Eric Clapton), which received airplay support from BBC Radio 2 and BBC Introducing.

Lionel playing an acoustic set at a goNORTH event
Lionel playing an acoustic set at a goNORTH event
One of the most exciting emerging bands from the North of Scotland, Lionel are currently making plans to release their debut EP and their appearance at Unknown Pleasures will be part of a series of live dates to promote the much anticipated new material.

Following electric festival appearances at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and goNORTH the band have gone from strength to strength winning over new fans from near and far. The band are also appearing at this year’s New Year’s Revolution at the legendary King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow.

Caroline Campbell (Ironworks Director) said, “We are very excited to be working with Netsounds and launching a brand new monthly night highlighting some of the hottest music coming out of the country at the moment. Netsounds have an incredible track record championing the next wave of buzz acts appearing on the music scene and we look forward to welcoming them to The Ironworks

 Jamie Macdonald from Netsounds said, “We are delighted to be working with Ironworks on this new an exciting new club night. Unknown Pleasures will have some of the best live acts as well as guest Djs to create a buzzing atmosphere that will hopefully become a regular date on people’s calendars.

Tickets can be purchased online.