Recovery Mode #2 – October Gigs Catch-Up

She Makes War Meursault / Jonnie Common – La Belle Angelle, Edinburgh (Friday 4th) Pip Blom / Personal Trainer– The Caves, Edinburgh – (Wednesday 9th) St Christopher Medal – Birnam Art Centre (Saturday 12th) Bis / LIINES / Spare Snare – Mono, Glasgow (Sunday 13th) She Makes War / Skating Polly – The Lexington, London…

Such Elegant Chaos – British Sea Power / Meursault live

British Sea Power / Meursault – Liquid Room, Edinburgh – Sunday 9th April For a while it almost seemed like MPT and British Sea Power was something of a brief fling. I’d been aware of the band for some time after hearing that they had worked with Bunnyman Will Sergeant but it wasn’t until third LP…

New for 2017 (2) – St Christopher Medal, British Sea Power and Meursault

I’m very much looking forward to next Friday’s Stereogram show (3rd February) at the Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh. It’s a triple headliner featuring The Eastern Swell, STOOR and St Christopher Medal. I’ve seen neither the Swell nor the Medal live, two of the acts that Stereogram have put out superb albums by in the last…

2016 – E.P.s

Meursault photo by Andy Catlin If 2016 brought me an uncharacteristic number of singles then the opposite was true of E.P.s. With previous E.P. stalwarts such as Book Group and the Paranoid Style concentrating instead on albums, it was something of a fallow year for E.P.s. But I’ve still put together a short list of…

Terror and Spirituality – Supermoon preview

Previewing Saturday’s Supermoon debut performance in Dundee is a little tricky for a couple of reasons. Firstly there’s not that much recorded material out there at the moment, just the ‘Oh! Supermoon Vol.1 ’ E.P. And secondly, frankly, because Supermoon (a.k.a. Neil Pennycook) seems be just as restless musically as he was in his last…