Don’t Cry

Just how good are some of these American bands which manage to get feted in the British press? And are they really better than some home grown Scottish talent? Deerhunter are on their fourth LP but first came across my radar with their third LP ‘Microcastle’ – which featured very highly in many end of…

If You’ve Seen What I’ve Seen

Fellow Scots blogger Peenko yesterday joined the growing band of blog labels with the first release on his own Peenko Records. The first release on the label is an 8 track E.P., ‘A Month of Lost Memories’  from I Build Collapsible Mountains, AKA Luke Joyce of the Gothenburg Address. The band name might give nothing…

Lost In The Digital World

There were more than a few sceptics when Ash announced that they wouldn’t ever make another conventional LP instead concentrating on downloads only. The download market however hasn’t quite become so dominant that physical releases are redundant and so the band have ended up releasing not one but 2 CDs this year. (although both are…

Tribute Band

I’ve never really seen the point of tribute bands, I’d rather listen to the records than go to see someone pretending to be someone else. But if I was going to be IN a tribute band then it would have to be a Band of Susans tribute band. Watching that noise from the floor was…

Up and Away

With their fourth album delayed until early next year British Sea Power have, in its stead, released the ‘Zeus’ E.P. this week. As with many such between album  releases the E.P. allows the band to stray into new territory although the flip side of that is that not all of the material is essential. Still…

Pop Kids On Tour

Where does my life go? I really don’t know. Whilst I’m trying to get to grips with some new stuff (Mogwai, Edwyn Collins and Deerhunter) here are the Kid Canaveral October tour dates in full. Edinburgh and Manchester look good bets: 22/10 The Orchestra Pit, Buxton 23/10 Edinburgh PopFest, GRV, Edinburgh Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/263c9tt 25/10 The…