Song of the Week #6 (2019) – Bob Mould

So I’ve finally got round to plugging the last gap in the SotW schedule with ‘Lost Faith’ by Bob Mould, taken from new LP ‘Sunshine Rock’. The album continues Bob’s career renaissance which started several years ago with ‘Silver Age’ although there’s been a couple of weird things about the recent run of LPs. Rule 1…

Not Going Quietly – Brix and The Extricated live

Brix and the Extricated / Wozniak / Drainpipe – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Saturday 2nd March 2019 Brix and the Extricated’s third visit to Dundee proved as entertaining as ever with a really strong underbill in support. Andy had mentioned several times before that he really liked Drainpipe but he hadn’t really given me…

Song of the Week #9 (2019) – STOOR

It seems to have been a long time coming but the second STOOR album, recently named as ‘Fleam’, is almost with us. Released, like the debut, on Stereogram Recordings, the album comes out on CD and limited edition white vinyl on 30 March. The launch show for the record is the same day at Beat…

Song of the Week #8 (2019) – Thula Borah

I’m heading to Glasgow tomorrow (Friday 8th), with a slightly heavy heart, to take in the last ever show by Thula Borah. The show is at Nice N Sleazy and the band will be playing two different sets. I wish I’d seen them play more often but they leave behind the consolation of a fine,…

Following Their Own Path – Big Joanie live

Big Joanie / Secret Power / Happy Spendy – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow – Friday, 22nd February 2019 ‘Sistahs’ by Big Joanie is one of those end of year albums which seems to have improved with every play since we saw them at the Baubles in Edinburgh before Christmas. So this date at the…

Someone Call Social Services – Malcolm Middleton in-store

Malcolm Middleton – Assai Records, Broughty Ferry – Saturday 16th February 2019 It’s always a pleasure to see musicians perform up close and this Malcolm Middleton in-store at Assai in Broughty Ferry in support of the excellent ‘Bananas’ LP was no exception. Having only discovered the show on returning from Bodega in Glasgow in the…