Monthly Archives: April 2011

Live Review: Lone Pigeon

Pilrig St Paul’s Church, Edinburgh, April 14 (Four stars) Source: The Herald (Scotland), April 18 Fife’s Gordon Anderson has long transfixed us with his trailblazing alt-pop. He was a founder member of nineties DIY heroes The Beta Band, and thereafter … Continue reading

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LET THIS BE A WARNING

I just noticed that We Will Rock You is advertising a forthcoming theatre run in Edinburgh. For the sake of posterity, below is my review of said production from The Herald earlier this year. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Arts … Continue reading

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Live Review: Bun Fight at the OK Karail #1

Crail Community Hall, Sat, 9 April **** (Source: The List) Sometimes, with Fence Collective shows – with the strange, intangible magic they weave – it helps to unravel them in reverse. For example, it made perfect sense for the night … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #37

The Spook School – History (2011) Well this is ace. The Spook School are a relatively new Edinburgh four-piece, not that you’d know it on the evidence of History: its cerebral indie power-pop already sounds vintage in all the right senses … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #36

Randolph’s Leap – Going Home (2010) It’s all about context. When I first heard this song on ‘Battleships and Kettle Chips’ (Olive Grove), the debut EP from Glasgow six-piece Randolph’s Leap, I associated it with the hills beside me, the woods behind me, … Continue reading

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Diamond Mine – The Quietus Out-takes

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins Interview I recently interviewed King Creosote and Jon Hopkins about their lovely album, ‘Diamond Mine’, for The Quietus: you can read the feature here. Both parties were very generous with their time, however, and I got loads … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #35

Win – Super Popoid Groove (1987) Here’s  Scottish pop polymath Davy Henderson at his mainstream-baiting best. Betwixt his myriad Edinburgh art-pop conceptions (The Fire Engines in the early-eighties, The Nectarine No. 9 in the nineties and now The Sexual Objects), Henderson … Continue reading

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