The Late Show

I’ve been keen to catch the Twilight Sad live for some time particularly since their all too brief support slot with Idlewild in October. Last night’s gig at the Doghouse finally gave me that opportunity although the band don’t actually make it onstage until a time by which I had hoped to be back home….

The Snake, The Wolf and the Bees

Kristin Hersh – St Andrew’s In The Square, Glasgow – Tuesday 25th March Harrowing, thoughtful, funny, sad and insightful. These are some of the words that you could use to describe the world premiere of Kristin Hersh’s ‘Paradoxical Undressing’ in Glasgow last night. Based on Kristin’s teenage diaries ‘Paradoxical Undressing’ runs in parallel with the…

You Say You’ve Seen And Heard It All Before

Sorry, posts have been so infrequent in recent weeks but with family commitments, home improvements and all sorts of other things going on the blog has had to take a backseat and is likely to continue to do so for the next wee while at least. I will however endeavour to keep things ticking over….

Your Secret’s Out Now

My preference for physical product meant that I had to wait a few weeks to receive my CD of The Big Sleep’s new LP ‘Sleep Forever’. But it’s been worth the wait (and strong evidence for the benefits of the MP3 as promo tool). But to the record first. Compared to their debut ‘Son of…

Road Rage

This morning, on the way to work, I saw perhaps the most stupid piece of driving it’s been my misfortune to witness. Stuck in a long line of traffic headed by two tractors 6 or 7 vehicles from the front I was astonished to see a van go flying past me from who knows where….

The Happiest Person

After just over a year there’s another Malcolm Middleton LP out this week. ‘Sleight of Heart’ is something of an oddity with just 9 songs and 3 of these being covers. Musically Malky has scaled back his ambition from the last couple of LPs too so this features almost exclusively acoustic instrumentation. All of which…