Saturday, 4 February 2012

Saturday Stuff

In the four weeks that I've been running 'Friday Frolics', only once has it actually gone out on a Friday.  Maybe there's something to be looked at there...

However before I consult my scheduling diary here's this week's Saturday Stuff (Friday Frolics).

Scottish Fiction Round-Up

Beats And Eats - Kettle Of Kites
Scottish Fiction Birthday Radio Show - Photos
Scottish Fiction Podcast - 30th January 2012
31 Songs - Song 5: Modest Mouse - Float On
We're Only Here For The Banter - Olympic Swimmers
We're Only Here For The Banter - Blank Canvas
Scottish Fiction January 2012 EP


Glasgow band Pareto have announced their split.  As a parting gift they have made their final single, 'These Men Can't Dance' available to download for free here.

One of the best small festivals on the circuit Doune The Rabbit Hole have all of these things: A) a new website, B) a new location and C) an awesome line up including The Phantom Band, Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat, Olympic Swimmers, The John Knox Sex Club, Three Blind Wolves and much much more.  Check out the full line up and buy tickets now via their website (link above)

Another split, this time alt rockers The Dykeenies have called it a day.  Although this particular style of music isn't my favourite, they had some solid tunes, and it's sad news indeed.

Tickets for Fence Records new festival Eye O' The Dug held over April 14-15 are on sale here

Admiral Fallow's new album will called 'Tree Burst In Snow' and is due for release on the 21st May. Oooh!

More bad news for Scottish music fans.  This time Janice Forsyth's show on BBC Scotland is for the chop.  Lend your support against this here.

Nominations for the Scottish Alternative Music Awards are now all announced.  Head over to their website to check out the nominees for all seven categories.  Voting opens soon.


Playing a free gig instore at LOVE Music Glasgow on Wednesday 8th February at 5pm will be Rachel Sermanni to promote her new EP 'Black Currents'.  Get yourself along and lose yourself in her stunning voice.

Celtic Connections finishes tomorrow, Sunday 5th February.  Here's my pick of what's on:
St Andrew's In The Square - Rachel Sermanni & Friends - Doors 7:30pm, tickets £13
Apollo 23 - Celtic Connections Festival Club - Doors 10pm, tickets £8
The Arches - Vieux Farka Toure supported by Bwani Junction - Doors 7:30pm, tickets £14
O2 ABC - Hazy Recollections featuring Dead Man's Waltz, Hidden Lane Choir, Captain And The Kings & The Seventeenth Century - Doors 2:30pm, tickets £10
Apple Store Buchanan Street - Chasing Owls - Doors 5pm, free

Sunday 5th February - Nice 'N' Sleazy's - Blouse, It Girl and Kill The Waves - Doors 7:30pm, tickets £7.50

Wednesday 8th February - O2 Academy - NME Awards Tour 2012 - Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, Azealia Banks, Tribes - Doors 7:30pm, tickets £19.10

Thursday 9th February - Grand Ole Opry - The Twilight Sad - Doors 7:30pm, tickets £12 (if anyone wants to treat me to this feel free!)


The Twilight Sad's new album 'No One Can Ever Know' is out on Monday!  I got my pre-order through today and it's a belter. Buy it in all good record stores or online here as well as iTunes and Amazon.

Forest Fires have got a new video out for their song 'Recovery'.  Have a swatch.

Rachel Sermanni releases her debut EP 'Black Currents' on Monday.  You can pre-order the CD here and download the EP NOW here.

The Mouse That Ate The Cat have put two new songs up on Soundcloud for you all to listen to.

Other Blogs

Peenko - Friday Freebies

Peenko - RM Hubbert - Thirteen Lost & Found: Track by Track (I may get round to writing my own review, but this is an excellent insight into an outstanding album)

Favourite Son - Videos Of The Week

Edinburgh Man #81

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