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Oh me! Oh my! Stuff Valentine’s! This is a date that needs saving in your diaries, calenders and mobile phones!

Krakatoa’s Eruptions Finale is coming on FRIDAY 14TH!!

We have musicians such as :

AngryMan Carpark

Ghost Tape

Forest Fires



Valentines eat your heart out with our Strawberry Sacrifices! Chill with us as our Four Freaky Tiki Titans, ignite and erupt Friday 14th to claw and snatch that £2K CA$H PRIZE!

Krakatoa Exxxclusive Interview with Angryman CarPark

Starting the new decade the 2020’s in style is Krakatoas own Battle of the Bands Weekend where musicians near and far come by and strut their stuff and blast some tunes. Stay tuned to get hooked into the Who’s-Who playing at our Venue.

Our first Band EVER to play for 2020 is the charismatic and endearing Angryman Carpark who we had the honour of meeting after their performance discussing a variety of topics: who they are, their music with various banter regarding mattresses and Craig the Haunted Crack Baby.  

Krakatoa: First of all, tell me about your band and how did you start collaborating?

AMCP (Adam): Well we were all in bands previously. Me an Euan were studying in college together at one point- ah yes!- funny story me and Euan like, met years ago before the band at a mate’s house where he only had one mattress and we had to share this mattress together and we kinda lost contact after that and he was at college and I was at college so we reconnected after that. We just practised and we didn’t have any drummers in our class because they all dropped out so Joe joined as we played in the College Band.

AMCP (E): And I dragged Stephen and Joe into the mix 

(AMCP J): Me, Stephen and Euan were in a Band before that so it was like 3/4s of the same.

Krakatoa: So it it was like full circle that somebody knew somebody personally at one point and then just smooshed together?

AMCP S: More of less, yeah 

AMCP A: I think bit was definitely more of a smooth transition into working together.

Krakatoa: What particular music style or icon inspires your work? I kinda noticed there’s a varied aesthetic going on since everyone has their own style.

AMCP (J): We’re definitely the Alternative kind of part. I kinda get a lot from Fatherson

AMCP(ALL): Yeah,

AMCP: We  listen to a lot of that and get a lot of that similarities Adam’s a bit different though, yeah?

AMCP (A): I think from when I first started playing in bands it was a little more punk, a little bit Emo/Grungey musicians kinda shifted to Alternative then I found myself listening to composers such as Hans Zimmer and liked how they structured their songs which is interesting.

 Krakatoa: Have you been enjoying Krakatoa? Or is this your first time here  as customers and musicians?

AMCP(E): Well we played here for part of our college.. Us three have played twice so this would be our fourth time, second official gig.

Krakatoa: Nice! That’s pretty good! 

AMCP (E) :As customers, we’ve been here a few times for drinks as well,

AMCP(A):, One time, ordered the volcano one- it was so strong!

Krakatoa: The Krakatoa 1883 right?

AMCP(S) Yeah! we went to see Beta Waves, we had to put lemonade in because it was so strong!

AMCP (A) I was dying!

AMCP(J): Wasn’t it on fire too??

Krakatoa: Ah, yes. We put our special rum to light it in the volcano bit.

AMCP(A): I like the whole aesthetic of the venue. It’s different. I mean, you get a lot of good pubs in Aberdeen but they’re all similar pub looking. When you’re playing in a pub, it’s like playing in a pub but

AMCP (E): Here, it’s a proper venue with the fancy lights and the neon.

AMCP (A): I like the neon it’s cool. I like the Doll too. *points to Krakatoa’s own Haunted Baby. 

*Before the interview, AngryMan Carpark observed the mysterious Haunted Doll called the Crack Baby (now christened by the band as Craig, thus weaving a piece of themselves into Krakatoa history) that was perched on our staff corridor shelves. Stories and Sightings  of said  Haunted Crack Baby will be discussed another time as there are many Krakatoa hauntings regarding this object- some that will make you scream in terror… others in sheer laughter.* 

Krakatoa: It was an honour to have to guys playing at our venue tonight and hope to see you again when you’re rich and famous to come by and play for us again. For sure, you’ve definitely brought the house down as strong contenders, coming up first. Like “WHOA! The is us!!”


AMCP(E): The good thing about this kind of event is, if we play at a normal gig, it’ll be all the same genre but with these Battle of the Bands stuff there’s different genres. It’s cool because we don’t get to see this many genres in one place. There’s even a Mod Band on! 

{Second Band does sound checks in background} 

Insert Krakatoa and Crack Baby

AMCP(E): Its cool because you don’t get

AMCP(S): This big mix of genres

AMCP(A): The other band they’re.. he’s doing like a vocal compressor for a trombone..

AMCP(E): We’re going completely off track,

Krakatoa: That’s okay! It’s good, that’s the thing about creative people is that we love to waffle when we have good vibes. It’s great you have this confidence and charisma to still promote yourself after facing a load of people. To even speak to one person is different to a crowd. Never be ashamed to be waffley! We like waffles! We love Waffles. Thank you very much for coming by and I hope you enjoy yourselves, have an amazing night, it was nice to meet you.  

To hear more from the delightful AngryMan CarPark, here are their links and details below where you can have a listen to a tune, like and subscribe to their various channels!

The Monthly Squid The Krakatoa Official Newsletter


Aloha and welcome as we kick the doors of 2020 down with our Bovver Boots, Brothel Creepers and Tentacles. Ladies and gentlemen: vamps, tramps, punk rockers, you rock n rollers – raise a bloody, jolly good pint and enjoy the first edition of the Monthly Squid! Krakatoa’s own official blog!

January Blues, we are over you! Because in our neon-lit bar we have amazing, just amazing in the fullest of abundance this month.

The month really began blaring its volcanic sound as Krakatoa hosted the Battle of the Bands ERUPTION where we got to hear and meet pals old and new play, such as CowCatchers, Angry man Carpark, Papa Bear, Ugly Clinic and Ghost Tape, as they musically maul it out during the Semi Finals and holy shhh it was so GOOD! Great to listen to various samples of their music for you to enjoy as you read up their Exclusive Interviews backstage!

Every Wednesdays we have our Refuge of the Damned and our iconic Krakaoke back online so practice those chords and come by for a jam and a tune. Congratulations to the lovely Brittney for winning the first Krakaoke of 2020! Prizes include our own Bar Vouchers.

Neon Lounge is back in the groove on Friday and Saturday nights as we sip our Strawberry Sacrifices and ooze those glowing mermaid vibes on the dancefloor with a flipped bird to that 9-5 grind.

To hear more about the Tiki Tea, the goss and the happenings of Krakatoa, check us out on Facebook, Instagram and dive down for our firey 1883s and savour those South Sea Lagoon cocktails as we embark on our latest event, Independent Venue Week 2020!!!

Krakatoa ERUPTION!! Krakatoa ERUPTION Exxxclusive Interview with Ugly Clinic

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Happy Belated Rabbie Burns Night Ya Fantastic Lads n’ Lassies! Although it’s affa Kalt n windy as we settle with our families celebrating Scotland’s Fantastic OG Rocker Rabbie Burns, here is a fantastic example of Punk Rock! During our ERUPTION Battle Of The Bands, the Krakatoa Gang got to meet the fabulously hardcore soulful songstress Chloe, Davie and Richard, AKA Ugly Clinic!

Krakatoa: Hi, thank you very much for coming by. So, tell me about yourselves and how did you guys get together musically?

UC (R): Well Davie and I are like veterans, so Davie came up with the idea that we should try to do an original band since we’ve been playing in cover bands for a while. So he came in contact with me and played one of his songs and I said “Davie, I think you’re onto something here”, so I jumped in and we found the other guys.

UC: I came on board, I was a drummer and played in previous bands and they asked me to come out and gave me the freedom to play what I want and joined in and Chloe-

UC (C): Yeah, I only joined the band late 2019, so it’s my sixth gig with them. So Richard asked me if I wanted to join, did an audition and loved the songs that we’ve played and thought “Yep, that’s for me.”

Krakatoa: That’s amazing! So you’re brand new into the Aberdeen scene as a band?

UC: Yeah, pretty much.

Krakatoa: I would’ve never actually thought that. I thought you’ve been together well professional and everything! Absolutely bang on!

UC (C): Why thank you.

Krakatoa: I was just saying to somebody your style reminds me of Demented Are Go a wee bit… which leads onto our next question: what is your usual style and what music genres and icons inspire you and why?

UC (R): Well for me, it’d be AC/DC, and the classic rock kinda stuff… the main thing since Davie is the song writer is things like the Sex Pistols,

UC (D): The Clash, basically.

UC (C): Punk Rock.

Krakatoa: So very Sid Vicious, full out Fuck-you-Boris kind of vibes?

UCC (C): That’s EXACTLY the kind of vibes you got!

UC: We just then kinda landed with some things with a good catchy chorus.

UC (C): Yeah, something the crowd can sing along to.

Krakatoa: Yeah, I really liked “Bittersweet”. That is my personal favourite one!

UC (C): Oh YEE! I wrote that!!

Krakatoa: For me, as soon as I heard it play- I was like “MOOD!!!”

UC (C): BRILLIANT! That’s what we do. We make songs people relate to and songs everybody can sing along to.

Krakatoa: That is brilliant. Are you guys from Aberdeen?

UC: Nope. Peterhead, well, Jedd lives in Aberdeen.

UC (J): Well, I float about.

Burst of laughs

UC: We still practice in a shed. We meet up every Tuesday, every week -try things out and practice.

Krakatoa: The sheer professionalism and harmony you guys have is like “WOW!”. You guys are new but have this amazing thing going! Something is coming together!

UC (R): We were just saying this the other day! You need that bond because you can practice. But having that bond on stage, you need that connection… If you focus too much on the aesthetic “We’re gonna be pure… We’re gonna be like…. Thrash”, you’re gonna get off that with the audience going “Where’s the tunes, where’s the hook?”. I think you need that sensibility bout you as well and it helps that everybody is interested in different things and THEN mesh those bits together. So hopefully, you end up with your own thing.

Krakatoa: That is solid wisdom right there.

UC (D): It’s from an old man!

Krakatoa: Since you’re from shires, is this your first time coming to Krakatoa?


Krakatoa: And what do you like best?

UC (C): The chilled out vibe. I like how the bands are laid back, the people are laid back and everyone has this metal laid back-ness about them. You feel comfortable coming in, no matter what you look like. It’s a music bar so everybody is here for the music and just enjoys it.

Krakatoa: Thank you very much for your time. I am so privileged and humbled that we popped your interview cherry. I hope you have a brilliant time. You guys rocked everyone’s socks off tonight!

Since then, Ugly Clinic unleashed their Debut Album Untitled During the Lockdown! Tracks so good it gets you into those rockstar vibes from karaoke in quarantine to slaying the work day.