Recovery Mode #3 – November / December gigs

Despite illness I still managed to see the following acts in November and December: The Cathode Ray / STOOR / Roy Moller / Shock and Awe / Wozniak / Book Group / Seas, Starry / Withered Hand (3 times!) / De Rosa (twice) / Jill Lorean / Goodbye Mr Mackenzie (twice)  / The Filthy Tongues…

Pretty Cool for a Bunch of Trainspotters – Indietracks review

Indietracks – Midland Railway, Butterley – Friday 26th–Sunday 28th July 2019 Remarkably this was the first time I’ve attended an entire festival. So what attracted us to a rather sodden Derbyshire railway in 2019? A strong core of acts that we both like was a good starting point but the fact that the location was…

Beyond Slick – Withered Hand live

Withered Hand / Philip Taylor – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – Thursday 22nd November 2018 This was the first of two special full band Withered Hand shows the first of which saw the band backed by a brass section and the second, the following night, by the Cairn String Quartet. It’s a fair wee while…

You Stole My Last Black Marker Pen – Malcolm Middleton live

Malcolm Middleton – The Caves, Edinburgh, Tuesday 27th November 2018 (with Broken Chanter – solo), and St Luke’s, Glasgow, Wednesday 28th November (with Withered Hand – solo)  Having regretted taking in only one of Malcolm Middleton’s full band shows on the ‘Summer of 13’ tour, I was always going to take in both Central Belt…

Minus 41 – Withered Hand live

Withered Hand / Union Chapel – Clark’s, Dundee – Thursday 23rd February 2017 I’ve always struggled a little bit with writing about Withered Hand for some reason. I suspect that this review of his Dundee debut last Thursday at Clark’s probably isn’t going to be much of a step forward. Still … Dan Willson is…