Expanding Horizons – Meursault live

Meursault / Rob St John / Body Parts – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – Saturday 7th July 2012 As album launches go, Meursault’s for the release of ‘Something for the Weakened’ was a cut above the norm. Not only was it in the grand surroundings of the Queen’s Hall but the 7 piece ‘regular’ Meursault line-up…

MPT LPs of the Year – Nos 11-25

Got to call a halt at some point. There’s two or three 2011 LPs kicking around which may well prove good enough to make it into this list when I’ve had a chance to listen to them properly, but I could go on for a while. So, with apologies to Low and United Fruit at…

The Ides of Toad

This will be old news to some of you but since it was publicised just before Christmas it may have slipped by some. Not content with cornering the market in physical records sales, Matthew over at Song By Toad is aiming to conquer the Edinburgh live scene with a monthly series of gigs at the…

Brain Dead

Which is pretty much how I feel having completed my year’s work today. If all goes to plan, then you should notice the results of some effort on the blog over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime I’d like to draw your attention to ‘The Whites of Our Eyes’ a single released in…

Swim Until You Can’t See Land – Homegame Day 1

OK. I admit it – I’m a wimp.  At 10 last night I decide to head for home even though that means missing Kid Canaveral, one of the acts I was most keen to see again. However the upside is that I hope to catch a few minutes of the Burns Unit before leaving. Inevitably…

Patience

I talked about being approached by people promoting bands before and my inability/ reluctance to process what appear to be mass mail-outs. However when I recently got an email from someone who had obviously actually read the blog, I treated it a little more seriously. The email was from Rob St John promoting his new…