Widescreen – De Rosa/Spare Snare live

De Rosa / Spare Snare / Broken Chanter – The Great Eastern, Glasgow – Friday 12th October 2018 Bill of the year? Almost certainly. Add in the prospect of visiting Glasgow’s newest venue for the first time and this show was unmissable. The Great Eastern is … different. A day care centre by day, the…

A Belated Sup – Emma Pollock/Martin Carr/Rachel Sermanni live

Emma Pollock / Martin Carr / Rachel Sermanni/ James Yorkston – Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer, Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy – 7th September 2018 In what’s becoming a frustrating tradition, here’s another month old (plus) live review …. We’d always meant to get along to one of the ‘Tae Sups’ but had never taken a…

The Pies Are On Their Way – Aberfeldy Festival (Day 1)

Emma Pollock / Clem Snide / Iain Morrison / Fuzzy Star / De Rosa – Aberfeldy Town Hall, Friday 4th November 2016 A couple of years ago we’d gone up to Aberfeldy for the evening and regretted not being able to experience a little more of the Festival and the town. Our plans got a…

What’s So Different About Now? – The Grand Gestures remix album

The Grand Gestures – Remixed (Chute Records) I’ve always found remixes problematic. The idea of making something new from the original parts of a song has always seemed more interesting than the reality. In my experience, the number of remixes interesting in their own right is a small minority, never mind the handful that manage…

But It’s On The Setlist – Emma Pollock live

Emma Pollock / Hamish James Hawk – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – Thursday 3rd March, 2016 It’s something of a curiosity but, despite having seen Emma Pollock perform at least half a dozen times since the Delgados split, Thursday night at the Voodoo Rooms was the first time I’d actually seen her play a full…

For The First Time In Years – Emma Pollock video

I should really be writing up a review of last night’s Bob Mould show but this evening I don’t feel capable of doing any more than churn out a couple of hundred words. So instead I’ll bring to your attention the new video from Emma Pollock for the brilliant single ‘Parks & Recreation’. The new…