Music With A Scottish Accent – Upside Doon

A new one day music event takes place next weekend (Saturday 20 August) in deepest Ayrshire. Upside Doon is curated by the team at the National Trust for Scotland’s award-winning Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway. Featuring ‘music with a Scots accent’, the bill brings together an eclectic collection of artists from Scotland’s folk, hip…

There Was A Picture, It Looked Just Like Me – Withered Hand live

Withered Hand / Jo Foster – Cupar Arts Festival, Elmwood College, Cupar – 11th October 2013 Last night’s Withered Hand show completed a very enjoyable trio of shows after the Kid Canaveral/FOUND and Strangers Almanac gigs earlier in the week. After the intimate  setting of Castlehill Centre in midweek it was back to the main…

The MPT Singles/EPs of 2011

It’s been a good year for the short form releases this year. There have been some years when I seem to have hardly bought any singles or E.P.s but not 2011. Here’s the best baker’s dozen of releases (and I’ve not included the likes of Panda Su nor the Young Spooks …) E.P. of the…

The BAMS 2011

Organised by Mr Peenko himself, the Scottish BAMS (Bloggers and Music Sites) has reached its third annual “LP of the Year” with the Top 10 LPs announced the other day. Let’s cut to the chase with the Top 10: 1. Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – Everything’s Getting Older 2. Adam Stafford – Build A…

Gone Tomorrow Here Today – KC and the Canaverals single

I finally remembered to order the split King Creosote/Kid Canaveral single last week and it duly arrived through the letter box (with something of a bump) yesterday morning. Released as part of Fence’s Secret 7s series ‘Homerun and a Vow’ combines the strengths of both acts into a very desirable slab of black plastic. The…

Towel On – King Creosote/Kid Canaveral live

King Creosote / KC Squared / Kid Canaveral – The Doghouse, Dundee – 3rd November 2011 I think I’ve confessed before that I’ve not known a lot about King Creosote. Despite seeing King Kenny perform several short solo sets at different times in the past, I’d never seen him perform with a full band before….