Dramatic Seat Taking Music – Broken Chanter live

Broken Chanter (solo)/ Linzi Clark – Futtle, St Monans – Saturday 2nd April We eased ourselves back into live shows with an intimate show at Futtle just outside St Monans last weekend. Futtle is an interesting place – a micro-brewery/record shop attached to the redevelopment of a farm steading at Bowhouse which hosts regular local…

2021 Albums

Putting last year’s indecision behind, here’s a list of my favourite albums of 2021, with the usual disclaimer that the list is valid today and could be different tomorrow. What won’t change is the number 1 album – ‘Hey What’ is a remarkable piece of work from a band going for as long as Low…

A Ridiculously Late Broken Chanter album review

Broken Chanter – Catastrophe Hits (Olive Grove/Last Night From Glasgow) How do you follow up a successful, but reflective, debut? Well, if you’re David MacGregor then you bring out the big pop guns. And make no mistake the second Broken Chanter album ‘Catastrophe Hits’ has some very big guns indeed. First off, for the first…

Don’t Applaud Normality (Have More Ambition) – Broken Chanter live

Broken Chanter / Wojtek The Bear – CCA, Glasgow, Friday 19th November 2021 Last weekend’s launch for the new Broken Chanter album ‘Catastrophe Hits’ marked the first headline Chanter show for a couple of years and was only the second public outing for the current six-piece line-up. Unsurprisingly, after the events of the last couple…

The Last 2019 List … Ever! – Andy’s Favourite LPs

So, another year, another list of albums that I fell in love with (writes Andy Wood). Who gives a damn? The world is full of end of the year lists already, let alone one that has appeared weeks, even months after the start of the new year. Does anyone even read this stuff? I don’t…