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 #4 (2019) – Martha Ffion

‘Sunday Best’ by Martha Ffion was one of the surprises of 2018, a terrific album which is right up there with Malcolm Middleton’s ‘Bananas’ in terms of song-writing and melody. I ranked it as my fourth favourite album of last year. Obviously not one to rest on her laurels, Martha has already released an excellent…

Song of the Week #1 (2019) – Bodega

This feature never quite got up and running at the start of the year but I’m going to fast forward through it to the stage where I can genuinely post one song each week. So the first Song of the Week (of the week) comes from NYC’s Bodega. I usually end up buying quite a…

Positive Space – Broken Chanter / Jill Lorean live

Broken Chanter / Jill Lorean – The Glad Café, Glasgow – Saturday 26th January 2019 Our Celtic Connections weekend kicked off at the Glad Café last Saturday with the first headline show by Broken Chanter. As at the Baubles, this show featured a four piece line-up with David and Jill joined by Gav Prentice and…

Last Gig of the Year – The Filthy Tongues live

The Filthy Tongues / Countess of Fife / The Trama Dolls – Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Saturday 29th December 2018 I confess that I wasn’t in the greatest frame of mind for my last show of the year so here’s a brief report on the Filthy Tongues show at the Liquid Room. I confess that…

2018 According To … The Lovely Eggs

To kick off another shortened series of reviews of the year,  Andy spoke to Holly from the Lovely Eggs. Thanks to both. Your Own Music Your own musical highlight of the  year? Bringing out This is Eggland in February. Favourite performance of the year? Toss up between Green Man Festival and our sell out show…