The World Is Not Perfect – Rick Redbeard live

Rick Redbeard – Hospitalfield, Arbroath – Saturday 12th September 2020 (2020 Gig #8) I confess that I felt that my gigging year was over when the pandemic hit . There was a brief hope when *that* series of drive-in gigs were announced a few weeks ago (including Ash at Ingliston for which we secured good…

Review of 2013 – LPs 21-50

Time to bring the navel gazing to an end and start the longest countdown of LPs I’ve ever attempted with numbers 21-50 of my top, ahem, 50. 21           Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt 22           Poltergeist – Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder) 23           The Kissaway Trail – Breach 24           Julian Cope-…

Still Here (1)

  Yes, still here, if not terribly prolific in the last week. I’ve been quite enjoying two LPs over the last few days – Rick Redbeard’s ‘Your Selfish Heart’ and Pictish Trail’s ‘Secret Soundz Vol 2’. To some extent neither is quite my bag but the best tracks on both records are pretty special –…

Looking Forward to 2013

If 2012 was a great year for good LPs but a little short on great ones, then 2013 is already shaping up to exceed last year on both counts. Here’s a lists of things I’m looking forward to this year and it’s  already quite lengthy: LPs with Confirmed Dates Rick Redbeard – No Selfish Heart…

2012 – Singles / E.P.s

1. Paid to see a Trainwreck – The Paranoid Style Probably more of a sampler for the (hopefully) forthcoming LP rather  than an EP in its own right, but the contents of ‘Paid To See A Trainwreck’, modern Americana combined with irresistible melodies, mean that the album is probably THE most anticipated release of 2013…

Won’t Let You Walk Your Way Out of Here – Gerry Loves Split Single

Gerry Loves Records have been on the radar for a wee while now. But although I’ve met both Paddy and Andy, who run the label, it’s only now that I’ve actually managed to hear one of their releases. The Edinburgh based label specialise in hand crafted limited edition split singles on vinyl and/or cassette and…