If These Walls Could Talk – Jill Lorean live

Jill Lorean / Ali sha Sah / Raveloe – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow – Saturday 28th May 2022 Having been robbed of seeing Jill Lorean’s EP launch a couple of years ago by the pandemic, there was no chance we were missing the launch for the This Rock LP, not least because it’s sure…

Is The Blue New? – Low live in Edinburgh

Low / Divide & Dissolve – The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – Monday 25th April 2022 When you get to be as ancient as myself, there’s definitely a feeling that you’re less and less likely to find something startling in rock music. Yet Low’s 2022 album ‘HEY WHAT’ is undoubtedly an exception. It’s an extraordinary record…

Dispel The Gloom – Red Guitars live

Red Guitars – The Attic at the Garage, Glasgow – Friday 22nd April 2022 The next gig after Asian Dub Foundation was always going to have to be pretty special. The first Scottish gig in 38 years for the reformed ‘classic’ Red Guitars certainly offered a chance of that. I was lucky enough to see…

Bits and Bobs – Martin John Henry interview

When speaking to Martin and Robert for the Whin interview, I also took the chance to catch up with them both on their other activities. Since Martin’s got a Henry & Fleetwood gig this coming weekend, I’m going to start with him and he talked a bit about what the duo had been up to…

Reclaim The Future – Asian Dub Foundation live

Asian Dub Foundation / Pandit G (DJ set) – CCA, Glasgow – Saturday 9th April 2022 I’ve gone to so many shows now that being genuinely excited about specific bands is a rare thing. I’m not saying I don’t look forward to shows but, after purchasing five Asian Dub Foundation albums since seeing them play…

Trousers! – Pictish Trail live

Pictish Trail / Savage Mansion – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Friday 8th April 2022 And still we’re working our way through the backlog of 2020 gigs arranged pre-COVID. This show was originally scheduled for April 2020 in support of Pictish Trail’s just released ‘Thumb World’ but 2 postponements later Johnny Lynch and cohorts finally…