Song of the Week (10) – Jane Weaver

I got introduced to Jane Weaver thanks to her current album ‘Modern Kosmology’ winning the inaugural Murcury Music Prize a few weeks back – an alternative award arranged by the Everything Indie Over 40 community. I confess that the first couple of listens washed over me slightly but it was the track below which got…

Impatient Bastards – Wire live in Edinburgh

Wire – The Mash House, Edinburgh – Monday 6th November 2017 After the comparative disappointment of Sunday if there was one thing that I was hoping for in Wire’s set on Monday, it was have been subtlety. And that’s what I got as I moved from the show I’ve seen Wire play with the worst…

Filthy Tongues and Birdhead show on Friday

Friday night (10th November) sees the much anticipated return of the Filthy Tongues to Dundee at Beat Generator Live. The band’s Dundee debut last year came in the wake of the release of ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and the band have gone from strength to strength since then with gigs the length of the U.K. and the…

Couldn’t Ask for More – Birdhead interview

Friday’s Filthy Tongues show gives us the chance to settle a bit of a long term debt. A few years back Andy and I invited Edinburgh’s Birdhead to play a show at fairly short notice. They accepted then, almost immediately, the rest of the bands pulled out and the bill fell apart. (Nothing to do…

Turn Green Lights To Blue – Wire live in Dundee

Wire – Beat Generator Live!, Dundee – Sunday 5th November 2017 Wire’s first ever appearance in Dundee on Sunday was the first of two shows in Scotland on the Silver/Lead tour. It was a varied setlist with a higher percentage of older tracks than on recent tours and only 7 songs drawn from the new…

Song of the Week (9) – Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

So, whilst in Leeds, my trips to Jumbo Records resulted in the purchase of a variety of new CDs. One of those is the joint effort by Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – ‘Lotta See Lice’. So far I’ve only listened to it the once, so no snap judgement, but one thing that did catch…