Sunset Rubdown may be about to hit the UK for a string of dates later this month, but what is more impressive is what’s been hitting them.  Here’s the full story, from the Jagjaguwar website:

A few weeks ago Marc Nicol, aka The Nuc, was enjoying a lovely lakeside evening when – BLAMMO – Mother Nature sucker-punched the bassist by sending a cascade of electrical spitfire from the heavens straight into his back.

According to The Nuc: “My heart started back up after the electrical shock. I woke up feeling like I was suffocating and was delirious. Then I passed out for an hour, woke back up and saw the hair singed on my leg. Only then I knew.”

Good news is that he’s a-ok.


Now that’s got to hurt. The scar is going to make all the metal bands jealous though. In seriousness, TLOBF is glad there has been no damage done and that Marc will be able to make the tour.

You can catch up with The Nuc, and the rest of Sunset Rubdown on the following dates:

10 Glasgow, Stereo
11 Belfast, Spring And Airbrake
12 Dublin, Crawdaddy
13 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
14 Manchester, The Deaf Institute
15 London, Garage
16 Cardiff, The Globe