MITCHELL MUSEUM/WHITE HEATH (Electric Circus, Edinburgh, 11 August) At first Young Al and I thought they were just tuning up, finishing off their soundcheck. Then the lead singer, mid-stage, hunched over his single drum and started wailing. To be fair it might have been singing but it was difficult to tell with the synth, lead… Read More A Guest Review
Last night at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh offered the last chance to catch the Burns Unit before its members return to the day jobs. And it turned to be well worth the effort. This wasn’t going to be your standard rock gig. It was the first time that I’d been to the Queen’s Hall… Read More The greatest genre hopping C&W indie, rock, (alt-)folk, reggae, bhangra party – ever!
It seems to have been a long time since I saw the Burns Unit perform at last year’s Homegame. But 16 months on, their debut LP ‘Sideshow’ was finally released this week. Their live set in Anstruther was so good that I was looking forward to the record with a measure of both anticipation and… Read More Trouble Rents A House Near Me
The most productive way of discovering bands in recent years has been at live shows. So it was with Campfires In Winter who played the April Peenko vs Aye Tunes gig. Having enjoyed their performance at that show I was pleased to receive a copy of the CiW debut EP ‘Cardboard Ships’ from Lloyd at… Read More Cardboard Ships
Having read Doug Johnstone’s ‘The Ossians’, I always meant to track down his debut novel ‘Tombstoning’. I finally managed to do that a couple of weeks ago and demolished it on our first day on holiday. ‘Tombstoning’ is a thriller/romance very much pitched in the Brookmyre tradition of bad things happening to normal people. David… Read More Scottish Fiction – Tombstoning