Running Out of Time – Thula Borah E.P. review

Another one from the inbox. Thula Borah are a four piece from Glasgow who released 5 track E.P. ‘Live Secretly’ back in February. The E.P. was recorded at Gargleblast Studios with Andy Miller. ‘Live Secretly’ is a massive sounding record, which draws on Mogwai at their most epic but is also a little rockier than…

These Are All For Fritz

TV21 (with Neil at centre forward!) Fritz van Helsing Memorial Gig – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh – 15th April 2012 (featuring Sam Barber and the Outcasts, TV21, z28s, Opium Kitchen and Fraktured Fingers) Last night’s show at Bannerman’s isn’t really one for reviewing properly. What matters most is that it was a fitting tribute to one of…

Remember to Keep All Your Cards Near Your Chest – The Grand Gestures

There’s been some stuff lingering in the inbox for a while now that I quite like so I thought I’d try and catch up with that over the next few days. First up is Spare Snare’s Jan Burnett and his collaboration project The Grand Gestures. Collaborators on the record are Celie Byrne, Calamateur, Calamity Horse,…

Felicity and Dave – Wedding Present LP review

It was that fallow period between Christmas and New Year. She knew he’d be there. He was astonished to see her. “I didn’t think you’d remember me” she confessed. “there must have been so many others since, more passionate.” They’d had a casual relationship over 20 years ago, you see, but it didn’t really mean…

Along The Way – Bob Mould reissue

I kind of missed that, as well as the Sugar reissues, there’s a 3 disc June reissue of Bob Mould’s two solo LPs immediately after Sugar split. The self titled ‘Bob Mould’ (usually known as ‘Hubcap’) is fairly well regarded in Bob fandom, much more so than his fourth solo LP ‘The Last Dog and…

On Returning – Iain Banks novel review

2012 has already brought us a new novel from Ken MacLeod and now, just a few weeks later follows ‘Stonemouth’ the latest (26th) novel from Iain Banks. No ‘M’ this time and it continues Banks’s series of contemporary Scottish novels. Stewart Gilmour is returning to Stonemouth after a gap of 5 years after being run…