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…

Classical Is Modern – BODEGA live

Bodega / Gong Gong Gong III – The Art School, Glasgow – Friday 15th February 2019 This Friday night was originally marked down for the Wozniak / Fuzzystar show. But having bought the Bodega album at the back end of last year and liking it more and more with every play it seemed daft not…

Song of the Week #7 (2019) – Brix and the Extricated

Ahead of tonight’s show in Dundee, the final date on their short Scottish tour, here’s the lead track from ‘Breaking State’, the excellent second album from Brix and the Extricated. After what seems to have been storming dates in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Extricated return to Beat Generator Live for a third time. Comprising Brix…

Song of the Week #2 – Sharon Van Etten

I confess that Sharon Van Etten had kind of passed me by until she turned up both in an episode of Twin Peaks: The Return and on Lee Ranaldo’s 2016 album ‘Electric Trim’. With the release of the new album ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’ at the start of the year I made a connection initially through…