04 August 2012
We've Got It Covered #109
It's been a funny old week. In case you missed the memo on Wednesday there I announced that I was going to be taking a wee step back form posting every day and that I'd decided to bring a few new faces in to help out/freshen up the place a wee bit. I was genuinely a wee bit taken aback by the reaction that the post got, I think I might have caused a wee bit of confusion as a lot of folk seem to have read it as I was giving up. I can assure you that is not the case, I have just decided to take a wee break from my Fresh Meat and Friday Freebies posts. The Fresh Meat posts will defo return at some point in the future and my partner in crime, Jim from Aye Tunes has decided to take on the mantle of writing Friday Freebies for his site. With just a couple of days notice he managed to come up with a whole heap of cracking free downloads which you can find here. I have full confidence that Jim will do it justice, so if you are a fan of free stuff check out Aye Tunes every and he'll sort you out. I would also like to point out that it was purely coincidence that myself and The Pop Cop announced that we were going to be going off and doing different things on the same day. If you haven't heard he's passed the reins over to a new girl, if her first post is anything to go by then I think it's safe to say that his site in safe hands.
Now I am going to attempt to shoe horn some music news into this post, as it seems that Edinburgh is very much the place to be this weekend.If you are out and about in the capital today then you'd be wise to get youself down to the Dissection Room at Summerhall for this years Scottish Independent Label Fair. The event has stalls from some of Scotland's finest independent record labels, including Chemikal Underground, Rock Action Records, Song By Toad Records, Gerry Loves Records and a whole load more. Sadly there won't be any Olive Grove Records representation at the event (I am on a stag do today and Halina's moving house). As well as having an array of great music on sale, there will also be live music and DJ sets from the likes of FOUND, Seafieldroad, Withered Hand and Adam Stafford.
Then on Sunday those nice boys from Born To Be Wide are putting on an event at the Electric Circus which will feature ten-minute taster sets by artists playing in the city during the month, including Kid Canaveral (acoustic) Fatherson, Fat Goth, Homework, Paul Gilbody, Siobhan Wilson, Plum and TeenCanteen. Further information on the event can be found on their website.
If you are going to be in Edinburgh next weekend then you might also be interested in a two day convention that is being putting on at the Carlton Hotel which aims to act as training event for bands, musicians, managers and solo artists who are interested in learning more about the art of live performance. I was planning on talking a bit more about this, but sadly I have run out time. Got get myself dressed so I can go Go-Karting. If you want to find out more just follow this link.
Over & Out
Seafieldroad - Walking On A Dream (Empire Of The Sun)
FOUND - Eyes So Bright (Cate Le Bon cover)
Adam Stafford - Tin Foil (The Handsome Family cover)
Withered Hand - Into the Fold (eagleowl cover)