2012 Live

The Bad Books – MPT Live Band of the Year It’s been another great year for live shows. So doing it differently from last year, here’s the top 10 performances (rather than shows) I’ve witnessed in chronological order: 25/2/12                Human Don’t Be Angry, The Arches, Glasgow (review) 15/5/12                The Big Sleep, Nice’n’Sleazy’s, Glasgow (review) 1/6/12                  …

I’ve Fallen for a Monster – Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat live

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat / R.M. Hubbert – Twa Tams, Perth – Friday 23rd November 2012 I’ve actually seen Bill and Aidan perform several times before but never as a headline act in their own right. So, last night’s show was something to look forward to. I’d only been to the Twa Tams once…

Panic Buy Carrots – #UNRAVEL live

#UNRAVEL live “It was a bad idea to do this in Scotland” – a theme that Aidan Moffat returned to a couple of times last night during #UNRAVEL live. I think he was joking but then it was a bit of a rammy at times. But an entertaining rammy. Live #UNRAVEL was both more and…

Fuck It, Let’s Get Drunk! – SAY Awards

You’ve got to love an award that gives these guys 20 grand! The immortal words with which Aidan Moffat concluded his acceptance speech for the Scottish Album of the Year Award. And why not? Both he and Bill Wells were entitled to be more than a little euphoric at scooping the top prize. They were…

Vote FOUND! – SAY Award Public Vote

After last year’s Scottish New Music Awards, an involuntary shudder passed through me a few weeks back at the announcement of the Scottish Album of the Year award. Fortunately SAY looks to be a credible attempt to create a Scottish version of the Mercury awards, fronted as it is to a large extent by Stewart…

Human Don’t Be Angry and the Angry Band – HDBA live

Human Don’t Be Angry / Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat – Margins Book and Music Festival – The Arches, Glasgow – 25th February 2012 At long, long last I finally managed to get out of the house for a gig last night and frankly if I hadn’t managed it for the Malcolm Middleton/Aidan Moffat double…