Song of the Week #16 – Broken Chanter

Finally, there’s a chance to hear Broken Chanter properly. Broken Chanter are, of course, the solo alter ego of David MacGregor from Kid Canaveral. With previous exposure limited to live performances and the odd selected radio show, at long last everyone has a chance to hear the glorious debut single ‘Wholesale’. It’s a song that…

Mainstream Values – Idlewild live

Idlewild / Eugene Kelly and Michael Pedersen – Barrowlands, Glasgow – Saturday, 4th May 2019 A new record was the precursor to Idlewild’s first Barrowlands show for a number of years. And if the show perhaps wasn’t quite sold out, it was certainly busy enough to justify the upgrade on recent tours. Eugene Kelly and…

Song of the Week #15 – St. Christopher Medal

This is good news. Not only is there an excellent new single due from St. Christopher Medal at the end of the month, but a new album, ‘Hoof’ is being quoted by label Stereogram Recordings. ‘Fallen Angel’ is described as: Classic Scottish songwriting (TFC, Lloyd Cole, Trashcan Sinatras) and sweeping alt-Americana (GP, Wilco, Okkervil River)…

Ten Years of Prevention – De Rosa interview

‘Prevention’ by De Rosa celebrated its tenth anniversary a few weeks ago. It’s a special record for me as I started following De Rosa just as they were starting to play new songs that would end up on their second album. Consequently, I got to know the songs on the album quite well ahead of…

2019 Live So Far – A Playlist

For lack of something more substantial, here’s a playlist of songs from bands I’ve seen live in 2019. Not every one is no Spotify obviously … It will be added to …