Sweltering in Mono – Pictish Trail live

Lost Map 5th Birthday Show – Pictish Trail / Firestations – Mono, Glasgow – Friday 20th July 2018 The first of the Lost Map birthday shows at a sweltering Mono featured an attractive double fill of label Head Honcho, the Pictish Trail and band, and comparatively new signings Firestations. I’ll confess I’ve always had a…

Song of the Week #11 (2018) – Firestations

I came across the impressive Firestations for the first time at Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles a couple of years ago and enjoyed their set a lot. They talked about some of the songs that night being new songs from their second LP but recorded evidence of that only arrived at the tail end of last…

Song of the Week #9 (2018) – Low

Spent a couple of days this week working at home because of the snow and spent a good chunk of that listening to Low. This is the song that’s popped to the top of the internal jukebox: According to Alan on Twitter, 2018 will see not just a new Low LP but also UK dates…

2017 – Singles and E.P.s

Here’s a rundown of the best of this year’s short form releases. Top 10 Singles 1.       The Breeders – Wait in the Car 2.       St Christopher Medal – Wayne Moon Pilot 3.       The Surfing Magazine – New Day 4.       Bdy_Prts – Rooftops 5.       Oddnesse – Swim to the Shore 6.       Slowdive – Star Roving 7.      …

I’ll Xmas-ing Raffle You! – Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles VII

Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles VII – Pilrig St Paul’s, Edinburgh – Saturday 10th December 2016 From old favourites to new discoveries Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles VII was a blast from start to finish. Arriving slightly later than normal, the first act we properly caught was Breakfast Muff. The young, instrument swapping trio mixed Beat Happening…