Jumping for the Rocks – These Single Spies LP

I was starting to wonder if I’d ever need to write this review. I was given a promo copy of ‘Shipwrecking’ by These Single Spies as far back as last April when the band played Edinburgh, with talk at that time of an autumn release. But the autumn didn’t bring the album instead just silence….

Now That Everything Has Gone Wrong

Ach, this is a little sad. Came in from working late on Thursday to finish the Grant Hart review but also came across an email announcing that These Single Spies are to split. I was introduced to the band last year via a Song By Toad podcast and ‘OK Corral’ was one of  my favourite…

Now Everything Has Gone Wrong

You may recall that at the end of last year, my two favourite singles of the year were by Kid Canaveral and Thee Single Spy. Last night’s Ides of Toad gig at Henry’s Cellar Bar would therefore have been pretty essential had it only featured the Edinburgh debut of the renamed These Single Spies. But…

News from the Twittersphere

OK some fairly random snippets coming courtesy of Twitter and beyond. The You Already Know album launch for ‘Petrol Money’ takes place on Friday 22nd April in the Cathouse, Glasgow. Admission is free but you should really buy the LP when you’re there. Review. If you haven’t seen Malcolm Middleton’s Human Don’t Be Angry project…

Toad Tickets

I haven’t managed along yet to an Ides of Toad gig but the one at the bottom of the above flier is the one that really caught my eye. I loved Thee Single Spy’s single ‘OK Corral’ last year and am waiting impatiently for the buggers to release their debut LP. Since it was Song,…

New Year Podcast 2011 Cloudcast

OK, it’s finally available. Better late than never as they say. Manic Pop Thrills New Year Podcast 2011 Cloudca…, posted with vodpod Tracklisting 0. Intro (De Rosa – Community) 1. Thee Single Spy – OK Corral [Buy it] 2. Come On Gang! – Fortune Favours The Brave [Get it] 3. The Arcade Fire – The…