Beyond Slick – Withered Hand live

Withered Hand / Philip Taylor – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – Thursday 22nd November 2018 This was the first of two special full band Withered Hand shows the first of which saw the band backed by a brass section and the second, the following night, by the Cairn String Quartet. It’s a fair wee while…

Where’s The Stage Going To Be? – Idlewild live

Idlewild / PAWS / Man of Moon – Summerhall Courtyard, Edinburgh – Thursday 21st June 2018 “Jesus is just a Spanish boy’s name”. No warning, no prelude. Idlewild launched straight into Frightened Rabbit’s ‘Heads Roll Off’. I didn’t know whether to applaud or greet so I settled for a bit of both. Given that Scott…

Ask Yer Maw! – Frightened Rabbit live

Frightened Rabbit / PAWS / Be Charlotte – Barrowlands, Glasgow – Sunday 18th December 2016 This was a gig that I wasn’t supposed to be going to. Having gifted MPK2 three tickets for his birthday the original plan was to drop him and a couple of his mates at the show and go for a…

Give Me A Song Mate? – PAWS live

PAWS – The Cool Cat Club, Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Friday 17th April 2015 Returning late from a family occasion I gave serious consideration to not going to this show on Friday not least because I knew that I was going to miss all of the new look Creeping Ivies set. But even just…

Always A Thrill – PAWS interview

2014 was quite a year for PAWS. After their debut Cool Cat Club performance in January, the band released their second album Youth Culture Forever on Fat Cat Records to great acclaim. Subsequently they dedicated themselves to thoroughly touring the arse off the record. With demos recorded for album number three already, the band make…