Another Point of View – Spare Snare interview

Spare Snare may be 21 years into their career, but to this writer they seem as vital as ever even if one of the tracks on their tenth LP (Our Jazz’ out on the 31st)is called ‘Distinctly Obsolete’.  Ahead of the album’s release Snare mainman Jan Burnett took some time out from recording the second…

I Can’t Imagine Ever Being Without – The Grand Gestures LP

A wee gem arrived through the letterbox the other day in the shape of the Grand Gestures LP. Scotland seems to be rather good at musical collaborations at the moment and ‘The Grand Gestures’, put together by Spare Snare’s Jan Burnett with the aid of half a dozen collaborators (including serial Scottish music contributors Emma…

Remember to Keep All Your Cards Near Your Chest – The Grand Gestures

There’s been some stuff lingering in the inbox for a while now that I quite like so I thought I’d try and catch up with that over the next few days. First up is Spare Snare’s Jan Burnett and his collaboration project The Grand Gestures. Collaborators on the record are Celie Byrne, Calamateur, Calamity Horse,…