Song of the Week #21 (2019) – Human Don’t Be Angry

I’ve been listening to a lot of instrumental music recently, especially Chris Forsyth, but also the likes of Mogwai and Wozniak. And pertinently for today, also Human Don’t Be Angry, Malcolm Middleton’s guitar led alter ego. Malcolm has just released a free EP ‘(A Prelude)‘ which is a trailer for the new HDBA album ‘Guitar…

New Ways – Broken Chanter feature

Under the guise of Broken Chanter, David MacGregor of Kid Canaveral releases his first solo album tomorrow (Thursday 6th September) on a joint release from Olive Grove/Last Night from Glasgow. With the Canaverals on hiatus (albeit they seem to break curfew every now and again!), David is focussing all his energies on Broken Chanter for…

Water Park – The Cure live in Glasgow

The Cure / Mogwai / The Twilight Sad / The Joy Formidable – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow – Friday 16th August 2019 I’ve had something of an on/off relationship with the Cure. For every album I’ve got of theirs, there’s probably two I don’t own and I’m pretty certain that I’ve not bought anything after ‘Kiss…

Song of the Week #20 (2019) – Brix and the Extricated

This week’s Song of the Week comes from the ridiculously prolific Brix and the  Extricated. Having released albums in each of the last 2 years the Manchester based quintet have a third ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ lined up for 25 October (pre-order here). Lead single ‘Wolves’ takes things at a less frantic pace than previous…

Fuck Monday! – BODEGA live

BODEGA / Working Men’s Club – Summerhall, Edinburgh – Monday 12th August 2019 Having almost enjoyed February’s BODEGA show more after the event than at it (due to the cramped conditions at the Art School) I did fear that a show at the much smaller Summerhall might be just as bad, if not worse. Fortunately,…

Song of the Week #19 (2019) – Broken Chanter

Broken Chanter, the solo alter ego of Kid Canaveral’s David Macgregor, has just released a second single from the forthcoming self-titled album. ‘Should We be Dancing’ is a folk tinged waltz, which like its predecessor ‘Wholesale’ recalls the melodic side of Kid Canaveral whilst striking out to claim new territory. It’s a delight of an…