BROADCAST DETAILS: TUESDAY 27 APRIL – 2300 ON THE BBC SCOTLAND CHANNEL
WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL – STREAMING ON BBC iPLAYER
Lead singer of cult band The Amazing Snakeheads, Dale Barclay, died in 2018 at the age of 32 from brain cancer. This film tells the story of an uncompromising, fierce talent taken too soon. Contributions from Dale’s widow Laura, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, Fat White Family’s Lias Sauodi and BBC Broadcaster Vic Galloway.
From Glasgow stonemason to frontman – Dale thrilled and terrified audiences in equal measure, singing songs with his trademark Glaswegian snarl such as the unnerving “Where is my Knife?”.
Signed to Domino Records, The Amazing Snakeheads controversially split up before they could hit the big time and follow label mates the Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand into the wider public consciousness.
Featuring exclusive interviews with Dale in the last five months of his life – this film looks back at his musical legacy and goes behind the terrifying stage persona he was known for to reveal an open-minded, sensitive, worldly creative who was driven by the need to make music.