Song of the Week #19 (2018) – Nap Eyes

It’ll take me a few days to catch up with stuff to the point that I’ll get my review of last week’s Nap Eyes show done but much of their fine third LP ‘I’m Bad Now’ has been lodged in my brain over the weekend since that show. ‘I’m Bad Now’ seems to find a…

Extreme Medieval Horror – Adam Stafford live

Adam Stafford / Hailey Beavis – The Anatomy Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh – Thursday 3rd May 2018 It seems a long time ago now but Adam Stafford launched his new double LP ‘Fire Behind the Curtain’ at Summerhall little more than a week ago. Originally scheduled for the main Dissection Room, the room was moved to…

Singing for Strangers – Scott Hutchison (1981-2018)

The tragic death of Scott Hutchison is a devastating shock which will be felt in every corner of the Scottish music industry. I never met Scott but know plenty of people who did know him and tonight I’m thinking of them and his family on this awful day. The internet is now full of emotional…

Underground Music Gardens – Billordo interview

My first introduction to the Argentinian musician and performer, Diego Billordo, was through a rather splendid 7” single by long time favourites, Spare Snare (writes Andy Wood). They recorded two rather splendid songs, full of beautiful hooks and sweet melodies. My particular favourite was the energetic and infectious ‘No Quise Angustiarte. At this point I…

Song of the Week #18 (2018) – Echo Machine

Once upon a time I saw a band called Descartes support Idlewild in Dundee. The sound was dreadful but there was definitely something worth hearing going on underneath. When they grew up, Descartes morphed into the Mirror Trap, who released three albums and a couple of E.P.s. They also landed several prestigious support slots with…

Crypto-Currencies a Speciality – The Filthy Tongues live

The Filthy Tongues / Static Union – The Windsor, Kirkcaldy – Friday 27th April 2018 Last weekend’s Filthy Tongues show came, for me, with a mixture of anticipation and tiredness. The anticipation came from not just the chance to hear songs from the new LP ‘Back to Hell’ live for the first time but also…