Song of the Week #10 (2019) – Randolph’s Leap

I’ve got quite a choice of new songs with singles from the Dream Syndicate and Idlewild. But I’m going to go instead with the new single from Randolph’s Leap. ‘Mull’ is taken from the forthcoming EP of the same name and this version has been labelled as ‘Fast’ and ‘Alternative’ versions of the song. I’m…

Crazy Up Here – Bob Mould live

It seems hard to remember now, but there was a time when the odds of seeing another full band Bob Mould show seemed remote. Particularly considering that this was the fifth gig in Scotland since the release of ‘Silver Age’ in 2012. Within that context, this was never going to be a show that would…

Final Night – Thula Borah live

Thula Borah / Swearwolves – Nice’n’Sleazy’s, Glasgow – Friday 8th March 2019 To some extent Thula Borah were a band who slightly fell between the cracks for me. I always liked the records but a combination of factors meant that I didn’t see them as often as I’d have liked. So the least I could…

Song of the Week #6 (2019) – Bob Mould

So I’ve finally got round to plugging the last gap in the SotW schedule with ‘Lost Faith’ by Bob Mould, taken from new LP ‘Sunshine Rock’. The album continues Bob’s career renaissance which started several years ago with ‘Silver Age’ although there’s been a couple of weird things about the recent run of LPs. Rule 1…

Not Going Quietly – Brix and The Extricated live

Brix and the Extricated / Wozniak / Drainpipe – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 2nd March 2019 Brix and the Extricated’s third visit to Dundee proved as entertaining as ever with a really strong underbill in support. Andy had mentioned several times before that he really liked Drainpipe but he hadn’t really given me…

Song of the Week #9 (2019) – STOOR

It seems to have been a long time coming but the second STOOR album, recently named as ‘Fleam’, is almost with us. Released, like the debut, on Stereogram Recordings, the album comes out on CD and limited edition white vinyl on 30 March. The launch show for the record is the same day at Beat…