This Is How It Starts – Book Group E.P. launch

Book Group / Jesus H Foxx / Pronto Mama / Virgin of the Birds – Henderson Halls, Leith – Saturday 17th May 2014 It was something of a miracle that last night’s Book Group E.P. launch made it to the starting blocks at all never mind that it ended as something of a triumph. Not…

“One big ‘what-if?” – Cancel The Astronauts interview

A couple of years back, with a regular set packed full of cool pop songs (and more) and a great album in the can, Cancel The Astronauts looked like they might be on the verge of a wider audience. Certainly songs like ‘Intervention’ and ‘While I Was Sleeping’ demonstrated an impressive crossover appeal in my…

Black Flowers Instead of Birds – Campfires In Winter video

Ooh, here’s the new video from Campfires in Winter featuring none other than Daniela Nardini. Seems like a bit of a coup. I reckon the single is the best I’ve heard from them so far, soaring anthemic rock very much in the Frightened Rabbit mould. CiW definitely seem to be on an upward curve right…

Manic Pop Stills – The Mirror Trap LP launch with Cherri Fosphate

Belatedly, here are some photos from the Mirror Trap’s LP launch at Duke’s Corner in Dundee last month. Since the show the band have been confirmed as main support for Placebo’s tour … of Russia! Cherri Fosphate The Mirror Trap The Mirror Trap There are more photos from the show of both bands and a…

Peak Performance – Wozniak E.P. track preview

Here’s a little Bank Holiday treat for you – a first chance to hear a track from the new Wozniak E.P. Formed in 2012, the Edinburgh band will release the  ‘Pikes Peak’ E.P. (part funded through Kickstarter) on 9th June, only their second release after the ‘MFMB/’New Hampshire’ single last year. MPT was lucky enough…