Essential reading for fans of indie rock, synth pop and Glasgow nightlife of the noughties.
“It would appear that I missed out.” – JARVIS COCKER (PULP)
Between 2003 and 2012 Pin Ups carved its own unique niche in the club world, growing from a few friends in a pub basement, to staging chaotic and hilarious parties attended by thousands. But how did they get there?
By promoting performances by Guest DJs and live acts from around the world as well as Scottish stars of the future, Pin Up Nights quickly became one of the most notorious night clubs in the UK, promoting internationally acclaimed live acts like The National, Florence Welch, MGMT to upcoming Scottish bands like Chvrches and The Twilight Sad.
REVIEWS FOR RETIRED TEENAGERS
“A rollicking good read about the ups and downs of club promotion. Highly enjoyable!”
– JD TWITCH (OPTIMO ESPACIO)
“Retired Teenagers is a rip-roaring yarn that takes in the thrills, spills and belly-laughs of a certain era of Glasgow nightlife. From high-points and hedonism to petty rivalries and downright failures, the book charts the white-knuckle ride of DIY culture and indie booking that will make you laugh, cry and cringe. A memoir of ambition, adrenaline and attitude – I’m just amazed he can remember so much of it, to be honest!”
– VIC GALLOWAY (BROADCASTER, JOURNALIST, MUSICIAN & AUTHOR)
“A great snapshot of a special time in the Glasgow music scene that brings to life those weird and wonderful nights where imagination and passion ran wild to create unforgettable memories – unless you’d had too much to drink.”
– JOHN MCMUSTARD (COLONEL MUSTARD AND THE DIJON 5)