What’s So Different About Now? – The Grand Gestures remix album

The Grand Gestures – Remixed (Chute Records) I’ve always found remixes problematic. The idea of making something new from the original parts of a song has always seemed more interesting than the reality. In my experience, the number of remixes interesting in their own right is a small minority, never mind the handful that manage…

The Best Christmas Album … Ever! – The Grand Gestures LP

Happy Holidays – The Grand Gestures (Chute Records) There are people who love the very idea of Christmas and who seem to get very excited just as November turns to December . And then there’s the others for whom the forced jollity doesn’t come *quite* so naturally. The former have, of course, been well served…

Keeping The Thread – The Grand Gestures interview

As, hopefully you already know, the third Grand Gestures album ‘Third’ is officially released this Friday 19th December. It’s a worthy addition to the Grand Gestures canon and, having been fortunate enough to get a promo of the record, it’s was reviewed on the blog a few days ago. Ahead of the record’s release, TGG…

What About Now? – The Grand Gestures LP review

December is something of a graveyard slot for album releases. With many end of year lists already compiled (but, folks, what’s the obscene rush?) it’s easy for albums released in December to get lost in the pre-Christmas rush. Although ‘Third’ by the Grand Gestures, isn’t scheduled for release until the Friday before Christmas (19th) it’s…

Premiere – Two new tracks from ‘Third’ by the Grand Gestures

One of Scotland’s unsung treasures over the last couple of years has undoubtedly been the Grand Gestures. Without much in the way of fuss Jan Burnett of Spare Snare has put out two fine albums of lo-fi electronica with the assistance of a talented array of vocalists. The third Grand Gestures album ‘Third’ will be…

Sum of Our Parts – The Grand Gestures live

For One Night Only – The Grand Gestures vs Man Without Machines – CCA, Glasgow – Sunday 9th February 2014 Having missed the Grand Gestures’ debut Glasgow show 18 months or so ago, there was no way I was missing the second, particularly since support came from MPT favourites Man Without Machines. Having to find…