Trio are no longer new kids on the block

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IT seems that city centre venue Mono is something of a mecca for disbanded but still-kicking-about Glasgow bands.

The indie favourite is a relatively intimate gig space, and yet it tends to attract bands with a cult following — regardless of the fact that many of them could attract a larger crowd.

Franz Ferdinand and special guests packed the room to the rafters for Mono’s 10th birthday celebrations last year — and now upbeat indie poppers Bis are taking back to the same stage for an intimate 
gig.

The band have been on the go since 1994, breaking up for a time in 2003 and contributing to various Glasgow groups of their own accord in between times.

Their first notable appearance together was with 1995’s Kandy Pop — which made it to Top of the Pops despite Bis remaining an unsigned act.

Since a comeback in 2007, there have been a few nostalgic stage appearances on festival circuits and the like.

Now, Sci-fi Steven, John Disco and Manda Rin are back together and at the heart of the city’s indie scene, taking to the Mono stage on Sunday with support from Ghosts of Dead Airplanes.

Bis are Glasgow stage stalwarts, and bound to draw a crowd to King’s Court this weekend.

And with the 90s back in fashion, a few of those retro tunes might be just the thing for a Sunday night gig.

Bis play Mono on Sunday. Doors open at 7.30pm, and tickets are £7 from 553 2400. 
More info on bisnation.com.