Review of 2013 – LPs 1 -10

And so, finally, to my 10 favourite albums of the year. Whilst I’ve commented on the depth of good albums this year, I was struggling to decide on just which LP was my out and out favourite.  In the end though I’m very comfortable with my final choice. But we’ll get there presently … 10          …

Forthcoming in 2012?

Field Music – definite release date Thought it might be worth turning my attention forwards to 2012 having spent much of the last month or so looking back. Let’s start with records I know that are definitely coming out this year. Chemikal Underground will be releasing the next LP from Malcolm Middleton – the self…

Happy New Year! Some live videos …

Happy New Year to everyone out there. As a wee follow-up to yesterday’s post about my live experiences in 2011 here are some songs from some of the gigs featured in the list (and one that didn’t quite make it): Throwing Muses  – Oran Mor, Glasgow – 7th November Wire – Liquid Room, Edinburgh –…

Every Living Being Is A Dancer – Teitur live

Photo © Martin Dam Kristensen One week since last Monday’s amazing Throwing Muses show at Oran Mor in Glasgow and I finally get round to talking about support act Teitur. Before the show, from the name, I’m guessing an Icelandic industrial group. Well, the nationality at least wasn’t too far away as Teitur is one…

I Sold Her – Throwing Muses live

How could Throwing Muses possibly be better than I remembered them? I’ve no idea but somehow at Oran Mor they are. Simply put, last night the Muses were utterly brilliant over the course of an exhilarating run through the back catalogue. Part of that was down to song choice. Whilst the set was certainly placed…

Love and Revolution – Kristin Hersh interview (part 2)

Finally, here’s the second part of my interview with Kristin Hersh conducted in Edinburgh back in August. Last time out I focussed largely on our chat about Throwing Muses. In the second section of the interview below expect to read about 50 Foot Wave, the record industry and her future plans. But most importantly about…