I do try my best to be subtle when it comes to mentioning things about our label, Olive Grove, there's a fine line between news and spam, so I will try and keep this short. Randolph’s Leap have a new double A side single, ‘Counting Sheep’ / ‘Deep Blue Sea’, coming out next Monday (16th). To celebrate the singles release we're having a wee launch night at Mono on Tuesday 17th May with support from The Moth & The Mirror and Burnt Island. Entry for the evening are only £3, which includes a download of the single, you can buy tickets in advance from Ticket Scotland.
Randolph’s Leap - As I Lie In The Mud
Burnt Island - A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never
The Moth And The Mirror - Wondering Song (live at the Mill)
It's not all that often that I mention gigs in Paisley, mainly because they don't happen all that often and when they do they're usually not worth mentioning. Next Thursday, 19th, is an exception to the rule as UWS Union Paisley are having their annual End of Year Music Festival, an this year they've raised the bar somewhat with a cracking wee line up featuring, Admiral Fallow, Aerials Up, Alan McKim, Kitty The Lion, Michael Cassidy and Johnny Barr. Tickets for the gig are only £3 and it all kicks off 6pm. Further details can be found here.
Aerials Up-Broken Wing
Michael Cassidy - Everybody's Scared
You might have already read about Scotland's new 'super group', Hairy Area over on The Pop Cop blog a week or so back, if you didn't then go and check it out as it's far more informative than any of the shit I am likely to write. Comprising of 3 members of We Were Promised Jetpacks plus members of Endor, Sebastian Dangerfield and Lady North, they might not quite be a super group in most folks eyes, but that's still a talented wee line up.
Having finished their recording their second album, the Jetpack boys found themselves with time to kill, so they ended up forming Hairy Area, or at least that's what I think I was told. I was a bit tipsy when I got this information, tipsy enough that I kept thinking they were called Hairy Mary or Hairy Muff. Anyway, if I haven't already lost you with my ramblings and you fancy checking the band out in the flesh, then you're in luck as Instinctive Raccoon are putting on their debut show at Stereo this coming Saturday (14th May). The night kicks off at 11pm through until the wee hours of the morning. Tickets are just £5 and be bought in advance here.
Hairy Area - Scaffy Bag-off!
If you live through in Edinburgh and you like indie music, then you really should be getting yourself along to Limbo Live, who are consistently putting on some really excellent bills. This month is no exception, as they lined up a cracking wee line up featuring The Lovely Eggs, plus Peenko favourites Kid Canaveral and Cancel The Astronauts, plus Zed Penguin who are new to me. Tickets for the gig are just £7 (until 24th May), and £8 on the door. Further details on the evening can be found on their fancy new website.
Lastly, congratulations to the following bands who have been selected to showcase at this goNORTH festival: Aerials Up, Always The Sixth, Be Like Pablo, Bwani Junction, Capitals, Charlie’s Ranch, Cities And Skylines, Crayons, French Wives, Finding Albert, Homework, I Build Collapsible Mountains, The Imagineers, Indian Red Lopez, Kid Canaveral, Kobi Onyame, LightGuides, Maple Leaves, Mitchell Museum, Pareto, Parma Violets, Panda Su, PAWS, Tango In The Attic, The Black Hand Gang, The Boomshank Redemption, The Boosts, The Frues, The LED The Little Mill Of Happiness, The Leonard Jones Potential, The River 68’s, The Scottish Enlightenment, The Second Hand Marching Band, The Whisky River Band, Trapped In Kansas and Vukovi.
June can't come soon enough for me now!