Some Kind of Rapture

Noise and melody. After all these years it’s a combination that’s, for me, still hard to beat and one  reason why Edinburgh School for the Deaf leapt so effortlessly to the top of the list of MPT favourites on the back of performing one original song at the Dylan Uncovered show in February. But debut…

Include Alaska

It’s always nice to be surprised and with their two releases that I’ve heard to date King Post Kitsch have managed to do just that. After I’d posted a couple of positive reviews about the ‘Don’t You Touch My Fucking Honeytone’ EP and ‘The Party’s Over’ LP, KPK mainman Charlie Ward got in touch to…

Woodside Nights

Cancel The Astronauts Cancel The Astronauts / Calm As The Colour / Chris’s Dad’s Covers band – Woodside Inn, Glenrothes – 18th June 2011 Some times bands just want to play as long as they like. Which usually isn’t possible on the crowded gig circuit. So Cancel The Astronauts organised their own T in the…

Frantic Friday

Lorcan and Neil, Meursault Meursault / Inspector Tapehead / Beerjacket – The Caves, Edinburgh and Edinburgh School for the Deaf / Young Spooks – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – Friday 17th June 2011 Primary objective – see as much of Edinburgh School for the Deaf and Meursault in 2 different venues on the same night. Secondary…

Alastair Reynolds Podcast – Part 2

Way too late to be messing around with this – Part 2 of the podcast with SF author Alastair Reynolds can be found here: Featured music: 1. Edinburgh School for the Deaf – Of Scottish Blood and Sympathies* (from ‘New Youth Bible’) [Buy it] 2. Birdhead – Tourist* (from ‘Talons’ E.P.) [Ask them nicely if…

Exciting Stuff

It seems to be a week of fairly exciting news in these parts. Not content with news of a James King gig yesterday, there’s plenty of other things happening in the not too distant future. Firstly Kristin Hersh will be making not two but FOUR appearances in Edinburgh in August. First off is a special…