An Evening In Front of the Telly

I stumbled by accident upon BBC4’s Creation Night on Friday and have now watched most of the substantive programmes, well the Creation doc and BBC performances along with the Rough Trade film. The evening served as a reminder of lots of music, some of it great, some of it not so great (and Oasis). Both…

From A Basement In Narnia – The Creeping Ivies interview

Next Friday Viv Albertine comes to Dundee for a date on her first Scottish solo tour. Also on the bill are The Creeping Ivies. Andy WOod speaks to Becca and Duncan from the band. The Creeping Ivies are just two but make one heck of a racket. Having only formed last year they played their…

Feral – Ghosts of Progress interview

I’m going to take a back seat for the next couple of days as I hand over the floor to Andy Wood. Andy is promoting a show in Dundee next Friday (4th November) at Beat Generator Live! Appearing will be ex Slit Viv Albertine, TheCreeping Ivies,  Ghosts of Progress and  his own band, Hookers for…

Love and Revolution – Kristin Hersh interview (part 2)

Finally, here’s the second part of my interview with Kristin Hersh conducted in Edinburgh back in August. Last time out I focussed largely on our chat about Throwing Muses. In the second section of the interview below expect to read about 50 Foot Wave, the record industry and her future plans. But most importantly about…

Keeping It Peel

This has hind of snuck up on me despite the sterling efforts of the likes of the Vinyl Villain in recent days. With nothing planned a few ramblings on the subject of the UK’s most influential DJ. I first started listening to Peel in the early 80s. My recollection is that in the post punk…

These Memories – Ash live in Glasgow

Ash / Futures – O2 ABC, Glasgow – 22nd October For the third time this month a Saturday night means a trip to Glasgow although it’s to the O2 ABC rather than Stereo as a destination and with MPK1 in the passenger seat. And once again it was worth the trip. Ash, a long time…