Tailored By The Moves She Makes

As noted in my last post, the Ballads of the Book compilation marked the first official releases from former Delgados Emma Pollock and Alun Woodward. The Delgados were a great band. Their development over their first 3 LPs was nothing short of astonishing and if that rate of progress wasn’t matched over their final 2…

All The Way From East Neuk Fife To The R’n’b Life

It may be a bit redundant to finally get round to reviewing ‘The Ballads Of The Book – A Joint Effort’ since doubtless you’ve all gone out and bought it by now. In the unlikley event that you haven’t, then read on …

Is This Music? RIP

Last week’s two gig trip to Glasgow afforded me the rare luxury of a trawl around the record shops without two young children declaring their infinite boredom. Which meant that I was able to get the latest ‘Is This Music?‘, a Scottish music magazine. Regrettably it seems that #25 is to be the last of…

Better Than Gone

As anyone in the UK must have noticed, yesterday was Red Nose Day. My kids were encouraged to wear outsize clothes to school (and to pay for the privilege). Rifling through my old t-shirt drawer, S settled on a t-shirt of a band I hadn’t thought about for quite a while – Gumball. Comprising Don…

Ballad Of The Blogs

It’s about time I fell back on that old blogging stand-by, a tour of other blogs.

Kinetic – Arcade Fire live

The Arcade Fire at the Barrowlands on Monday proved to be a very different experience to Kristin Hersh at Oran Mor the previous night.