Friday, 13 January 2012

Friday Frolics - 13th January 2012

Welcome and good evening.  This is the inagural 'Friday Frolics' post (which is a crap name but I'm having serious mental block so it'll do).  Basically it's a round up of the week's news and some things that will be happening next week.  Fancy getting your 'big thang' on it? Just email me!

Scottish Fiction Round-Up

First things first, here's what you've missed on Scottish Fiction this week:

We're Only Here For The Banter - A Band Called Quinn
Album Review - Happy Particles - Under Sleeping Waves
Why Blogger? - Scottish Fiction
Scottish Fiction Shelter Christmas EP
Scottish Fiction Podcast - 9th January 2012


Glasgow hardcore band Take A Worm For A Walk Week announced their split earlier this week. Never ones to do things by half you can be sure their farewell and final gig.
April 5th 19:00 - Stereo - £5/£6 - Buy Tickets

Glasgow band Open Swimmer are a kind bunch.  If you go to their King Tuts gig (see 'Gigs' below) they'll give you a copy of their EP.  Free.  That's nice!

Scottish Fiction favourite RM Hubbert announced a mini tour kicking off 27th January in Glasgow's Stereo.

Hungry?  The good folk at The Pop Cop, along with plenty of Scottish musicians can help!  Check out the Scottish Musician's Cookbook

Michael Cassidy is playing at King Tut's on Wednesday (see 'Gigs' below).  He's using the occasion to launch his debut EP, which is brilliant.  Why not combine the two and buy a ticket and EP for £6 here.

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2012 website is now up and running.  Taking place on 1st March, keep up to date with news on the website and mobile app.

Aye Tunes posted their Obligatory Ones To Watch In 2012 a few days ago.  It's got some good tips.  Have a swatch.  Also never one to miss a trick, have a look at mine too.

Happy Particles are live on BBC Introducing In Scotland with Ally McCrae on Sunday night.  Listen from 12 midnight.

Uncle Vic has tipped a mere 35 bands for 'success' in 2012.  Have a gander here.

Glasgow epic popsters Galleries were tipped as the band of the week by BBC Introducing.  Might have to eat our words about Scottish bands not getting any exposure.  Then again...

It's always great when a deserving band get signed.  One such band is So Many Animal Calls who signed to Overlook Records.

Graham Coxon is touring.  A whole heap of bands have applied to support him.  Lots of good Scottish ones, including The Spook School, are amongst them.  Have a gander and vote for your favourites here.

As well as nearly selling out the ABC (tickets going fast) Admiral Fallow have also signed to Nettwork Music Group.


King Tut's Wah Wah Hut New Year's Revolution has kicked off.  Here's my pick of the bunch for next week:
Sunday 15th Jan 8:30 - Esperi, Callum Baird, Bronagh Monahan, Gary Ovens, Cafe Disco (Bar) - £6
Monday 16th Jan 8:30 - United Fruit, Lady North, Hunt/Gather, Natalie Pryce, Jonathan Snee (Bar) - King Tuts - £6
Tuesday 17th Jan 8:30 - Open Swimmer, Revermie, Randolph's Leap, Ajimal, I Build Collapsible Mountaints (Bar) - King Tuts - £6
Wednesday 18th Jan 8:30 - Beerjacket, Michael Cassidy, Coat Hooks, Julia & The Doogans, Burning Cafe (Bar) - King Tuts - £6
You can get tickets for all the above gigs by clicking on the link above.  Or if your smart you can try the individual artists involved for some great deals.  Hit them up on Facebook for more.

Haud the press!  Frightened Rabbit announced three gigs taking place next week! Cabaret Voltaire on Thursday 19th, The Tunnels on Friday 20th and Stereo on Saturday 21st.  Edinburgh and Aberdeen gigs are on the door only (get down early!) and a link for Glasgow tickets will be available on Monday.  Keep yer eyes peeled!

Meursault have been announced as the support band for Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah!  They come to Glasgow on 28th January playing SWG3.  Check out the full list of gigs here.

Supporting Trailor Trash Tracy's are Run/Lucky/Free at The Captains Rest.
Sunday 15th Jan 20:00 - The Captain's Rest - FREE


Now Wakes The Sea released a brand spanking new album last Friday.  It's called Fluoxetine Morning.  Listen and more importantly buy it here

Vukovi have a spiffing new EP out now.  Called ...But I Won't Wear You Again it's on iTunes here

Glasgow band The King Hats have pulled a debut EP out of their *ahem* hat.  It's called First Light and you can listen to and buy it here

A rare moment for non Scottish music, but when it's The Shins I'm sure y'all forgive me.  Stream new track Simple Song here.  It's simply splendid.

If on the off chance that someone in the continent is reading, then brace yourselves for We Were Promised Jetpacks who announced a European tour this week.

Catch a preview listen to Discopolis' new single Zenithobia which will be officially released on 5th March.

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