03 June 2011

Friday Freebies

King Tut's Summer Nights 2011
"Bu-ut oh, those su-ummer nights....", once again Glasgow's legendary King Tuts Wah Wah Hut are going to be running their Summer Nights gigs this July, which basically sees some of the best (and some god awful pish) bands in Scotland playing at Tuts over a period of 2 weeks. You can download a free sampler of some of the bands that are playing using the following link.

The Last September
Edinburgh band The Last September have just released their new single, Precious Time, which they've made free to download on their homepage. A catchy wee number it is too, they describe themselves as sounding reminiscent of early REM with a touch of sixties California, which is pretty spot on I reckon.

English Bore
The some time Fence-associate, English Bore has posted up new track 'coda one' on a pay what you want basis, although he did say that it was cool for folk to download it for free, so if you can grab it for free if you like. Stream then download it here.

Cities and Skylines
This freebie came courtesy of my blogger friend Chris who runs the excellent Favourite Son blog, he very kindly pointed me in the direction of a free download from Cities and Skylines. If you give them your email address they'll very kindly let you grab their song 'We All Were Young Men Once'.

On Wednesday Song By Toad posted a wee article all about a new band that have been particularly exciting me, that band would be Silverbanks, and reluctantly I guess I have to agree that he's right. Fans of lo-fi pop are going to lap this stuff up, all you need to do if you want to see if you agree is to head over to their Bandcamp then you'll find yourself a free download of their self titled EP.

Forget Moscow
I do like to try and credit any freebie finds, however, I can't for the life of me remember how I came across this find. Forget Moscow are a Dundee based band that flirt with ambient and post rock sounds, if that sound like your cup of tea then you can download their song 'Open Folds and Open Hands' for free on Soundcloud.

I still miss my weekly FOUND freebie, it was always my starting place when it came to writing these posts. Then again I guess the freebies did lead up their stunning album Factorycraft, so I can't really complain. If you haven't already picked yourself up a copy it certainly comes with the Peenko seal of approval, although I am not sure whether that's going to actually encourage or put you off! Anyway enough of ramblings on with the free stuff cause that's what you're hear for isn't it?! The good folk at S-Type have done a wee instrumental remix of FOUND's Anti Climb Paint which you can find here.

I only found out recently that Port O'Brien had called it a day, I guess that really shouldn't have been much of a surprise as they had pretty much disappeared off the radar. Thankfully though he band’s lead singer, Van Pierszalowski has a new project on the offeing. They're called WATERS (I do like this new trend of bands 'shouting' their names) and they have a new single, “For The One” up for free download here.

King Post Kitsch
A very addition to this weeks freebies comes courtesy of Peenko favourite and man of the moment King Post Kitsch. Not only is he releasing his awesome debut album in just over a week on Song By Toad Records, but he has also Marc Riley as a massive fan. As a wee prelude to the albums release you can download the song Walking On Eggshells for nowt here.

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