Song of the Week #10 (2019) – Randolph’s Leap

I’ve got quite a choice of new songs with singles from the Dream Syndicate and Idlewild. But I’m going to go instead with the new single from Randolph’s Leap. ‘Mull’ is taken from the forthcoming EP of the same name and this version has been labelled as ‘Fast’ and ‘Alternative’ versions of the song. I’m…

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…

Will You Keep Us? – Lazy Day live

Lazy Day / Catch – Conroy’s Basement, Dundee – Thursday 28th September 2017 Having missed Lazy Day’s previous Scottish appearance at Pictish Trail’s Future Echoes event last year, I was delighted when they announced that they were coming north for 3 dates – including one in Dundee, particularly when Joshua Gray was announced as support….

Song of the Week (2) – Lazy Day

Lost Map signings Lazy Day have just released their debut L.P, ‘Ribbons’. Lazy Day first came to my attention as a result of the excellent joint 7” single with Tuff Love for Record Store Day in 2015. Subsequently the band have released two singles – ‘Disappear’ and ‘With My Mind’ (also on the new E.P.)…

2016 According To … The Pictish Trail

The Pictish Trail Photo by Beth Chalmers It’s been a busy year for Johnny Lynch a.k.a the Pictish Trail. Musically, the release of his third album ‘Future Echoes’ probably takes top billing but throughout the year he’s continued to expand the Lost Map universe with plenty of records and the traditional live extravaganzas. And he…

What’s In The Singles Box? (October 2016)

Rather improbably there’s a few singles either just out or about to be released that are worthy of your attention. So let’s start with the two that are out there already. First up are Those Unfortunates, not quite the latest signings to Edinburgh’s Stereogram label, and their second single for the label ‘The Servant’. ‘The…