Billed as Orchestral Sci-Fi Rock, I wasn’t sure what to think of The Red Paintings when they were recommended to me recently. What I’ve come to know now I’ve seen them in the flesh is that they are more than gimmicky costumes and anti-establishment, left-wing lyricism. They are a band to be reckoned with, even if they are finally suffering from a long, hard tour schedule. Lighthearted and sincere in their performance made up for the tour blues on a humid Wednesday night in Glasgow.
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