29 May 2011

News, Schmooze and Summer Time Blues

The title of this post might be a little misleading, yes there will be news, however, I am not too sure about the schmooze and blues. It just seemed like a good idea as it kind of rhymed, plus my head is slightly frazzled after far too much alcohol abuse, so it's the bst you're going to get from me today I am afraid...

First off, I have a wee reminder that this Thursday we are putting on our third live Peenko Session at the Hidden Lane Tea Room with Randolph's Leap, I Build Collapsible Mountains and all the way from the US of A, we have Daniel G Harmann, who is over here on a tour of the UK. Regular visitors will have heard me banging on about Randolph's Leap and I Build Collapsible Mountains for a while now, having put out records with both artists it made sense to me to ask them to come along and record a session. If anyone is interested in coming along for the evening, then let me know asap as we still a handful of spaces left, you could still pre-book a space here.

It's been a while since weve heard anything from the Lava Experiments, or at least it's been a while since I mentioned them on the blog. They've been busy working away on their new EP, 'Love Lust and Loss' which comes out tomorrow (30th May), to celebrate it's release they're having a launch night at the Captains Rest this coming Saturday, the 4th of June. As wee teaser the band have let me give away one of the new songs from the EP which you can stream/download below.

The Lava Experiments - Time to Forget

Over The Wall finally come to the end of their 'Around the Isle's in 80 days tour' next weekend with shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow. On Friday 3rd June, they're playing at Nice N Sleazy's in Glasgow with support from John Knox Sex Club, then on Saturday (4th) they're through in Edinburgh at the Cabaret Voltaire, with Cancel The Astronauts and Washington Irving doing the honours . Tickets for both gigs are just £5 and doors are at 7pm. The boys round up the tour with a gig at in their own flat, which will be available to stream thanks courtesy of the awesome folk at Glasgow Podcart.

Over The Wall-History Of British Welfarism 1945-1984 (Vic Galloway Session)

The renowned music charity Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland and Creative Scotland have teamed up to launch a once in a lifetime opportunity for new and emerging Scottish bands to win The Big Apple Award, which will see the winner playing at the prestigious Scottish Music Awards held annually in Glasgow this November, and in New York City with the American-Scottish Foundation during Scotland Week 2012. Bands that enter will be short listed by a panel of music industry experts over the summer before the top five are selected to play their own gig at the Garage in Glasgow. The winner will then be revealed at this years, The Scottish Music Awards – The Tartan Clefs which take place this November. The winning band will then be given the opportunity to show off their skills In New York as part of Scotland Week 2012
The competition is being promoted in association with News of the World’s A-Listed magazine and is open to Scottish bands only. Artists should send demos along with any pictures into the A-Listed magazine office as follows:
The Big Apple Award Entry A-LISTED - Scottish News of the World, 6th Floor, Guild Hall, 57 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3EN

Next weekend sees the return of the annual Edinburgh Meadows festival, which boasts an array of local talent including Foxgang, Jesus H. Foxx, Stagger Rats and the The Pineapple Chunks. Further details on times and who else is playing can be found here.

I'll finish this wee post off with a video from Glasgow folk four-piece, The Porch Song Anthology. Who released their new EP The Late Mournings a few weeks back, but I only just got round to watching it, my bad, they're good though...

1 comment:

  1. The Porch Song Anthology are bloody brilliant.