Saving Scottish Football? – Book review

On the day in which Scottish football took a sharp turn towards the rocks, it seems appropriate to write about a non-fiction book unrelated to music. Any book called ‘Saving Scottish Football’ (by Head of Supporters Direct Paul Goodwin) should be essential reading on today of all days. Sadly, for a whole host of reasons,…

I Like Style – The Paranoid Style E.P.

Over the next wee while I’m going to try and pick off a few recent EPs starting off with the official debut E.P. from the Paranoid Style. If there’s another new band that’s exciting me as much as Edinburgh’s Book Group at the moment then it’s the Paranoid Style. However the fact that they’re American…

He’s Doing It Again – The Vinyl Villain promotes

When the Vinyl Villain first announced that he was promoting a show, I told him it was a bad idea. Understandably, since he was already committed to the Butcher Boy show,  he ignored my advice and did it anyway. And, of course, went through the first-time-promoter rite of passage by declaring that he would NEVER…

A Night Like This – Hookers for Jesus E.P. launch

Hookers for Jesus / Et Tu Brute??? / Behold, The Old Bear / Playground Tactics – The Cool Cat Club, Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 6th April 2013 Launching an E.P. seemed to suit Hookers for Jesus as Saturday night’s performance was easily the best I’ve seen from them. At times they can seem…

Lock The Door! – Kid Canaveral acoustic set

Brief report on a Gnomegame ‘fringe’ event yesterday in Anstruther. With MPK2 not being able to get to the recent Kid Canaveral show in Dundee, a short acoustic set in a charity shop in Anstruther provided some form of consolation. David played three songs in front of a small audience (‘What We Don’t Talk About’,…

Cast Out into the World – Hookers for Jesus interview

Who are Hookers for Jesus? Graeme – I don’t know yet, we’re still cooking … Andy – Who are Hookers for Jesus? On a basic level we are Andy Wood and Graeme Rose plus anyone else who wishes to join in and can add something to the sound or performance. Can you give a brief…