We’ll All Get Diabetes – The Van Ts live

For various reasons it’s not been easy dragging myself out the front door for anything other than work so far this year but I did manage to do so to catch the Van Ts for the second time last Sunday. Their previous Dundee outing was a high impact occasion – the band’s wall of sound…

A Perfect Band – The Van Ts feature

The Van T’s are a Glasgow based quartet, three ladies, Hannah and Chloe Van Thompson on guitar and vocals, Joanne Forbes on bass and one gentleman, Shaun Hood on drums (writes Andy Wood). Originally formed as a duo by Chloe and Hannah things took off for them with them once they recruited Shaun and Joanne…

Song of the Week (6) – The Van Ts

It’s been a good few weeks for the Van Ts from Glasgow. Not only did they snag a prestigious support with the Jesus and Mary Chain at the O2 ABC a few weeks back but they were also voted the best live act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards last week. Which couldn’t have been…

2016 – E.P.s

Meursault photo by Andy Catlin If 2016 brought me an uncharacteristic number of singles then the opposite was true of E.P.s. With previous E.P. stalwarts such as Book Group and the Paranoid Style concentrating instead on albums, it was something of a fallow year for E.P.s. But I’ve still put together a short list of…

2016 – Top 20 Singles

For some reason I seem to have got a lot more singles, in one form or another, than normal this year. I’ll concede that the definition of ‘single’ is more flexible than in the days of 7″s and albums but think the following list makes a pretty diverse (and great) playlist for 2016. Often I’m…

Wall of Sound – The Van Ts live

The Van Ts / Tongue Trap / Joshua Gray – The Cool Cat Club – Beat Generator Live, Dundee – Sunday 8th May 2016 After Friday, Saturday was a night off but it was back out to support the latest installment of the Cool Cat Club on Sunday. And it turned out to be a…