Turn Green Lights To Blue – Wire live in Dundee

Wire – Beat Generator Live!, Dundee – Sunday 5th November 2017 Wire’s first ever appearance in Dundee on Sunday was the first of two shows in Scotland on the Silver/Lead tour. It was a varied setlist with a higher percentage of older tracks than on recent tours and only 7 songs drawn from the new…

Intensely Absorbed and Captivated – Independent Venue Week feature

I have probably spent more of my life in small music venues that is seriously healthy or sensible (writes Andy Wood). I’ve been to tiny little venues, from a converted public toilet in Whitechapel, to pub basements across the country. I’ve been to plenty of shows in bigger venues as well, from the Barrowlands to…

It Pays to Have a Gang – Kid Canaveral interview

  Kid Canaveral have been a constant on this blog as I’ve followed them through from their third single to their recently released third LP ‘Faulty Inner Dialogue’. It’s been rewarding to follow the band on that journey as they’ve gained in confidence both as a live band and on record and in ‘Faulty Inner…

Looking At The Moon – Malcolm Middleton live

Malcolm Middleton / The Pictish Trail – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – 26th May 2016 With three gigs in 4 days, I guess I better get cracking with last night’s review. Malcolm Middleton was, of course, a staple of the early years of the blog with regular records and gigs. In recent years however he’s…

One Hundred Years – STOOR interview and LP review

STOOR return to the Cool Cat Club on Saturday for their third appearance in little over a year. It’s a special occasion as, after two support slots, this will not only be the band’s first headline show but, more importantly, it’s also the launch for their debut LP ‘Chronicles 1986-2020’. Of all the bands that…