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Cha Cha Heels

By • Aug 8th, 2012 • Category: short players, short players (Scottish)

Dundee’s Cha Cha Heels are a band out of time in many ways with their well crafted songs

Martin John Henry / The Seventeenth Century / Adam Stafford

By • Oct 20th, 2011 • Category: gig reviews, gig reviews (Scottish)

Another Saturday, another trip through to Glasgow, with the intrepid Mike Manic Pop Thrills in the pilots seat.

Zoey Van Goey / Kid Canaveral

By • Oct 20th, 2011 • Category: gig reviews, gig reviews (Scottish)

I’ve seen Zoey van Goey a fair few times in recent years since catching them supporting Teenage Fanclub in Dundee a few years ago and they never fail to put a smile on my face.


By • Sep 11th, 2011 • Category: gig reviews, gig reviews (Scottish)

I don’t know, these days you can’t go out in Dundee without tripping over some bunch of hopeful wee souls (bless ‘em) with an e.p. to launch but this one seems different for a number of reasons.


By • Sep 7th, 2011 • Category: short players, short players (Scottish)

I used to get really excited when good local bands released records, actual physical artifacts that you could physically purchase and hold onto.

Four Tet / Pantha du Prince / Rocketnumbernine

By • May 16th, 2010 • Category: gig reviews

This was one of those gigs you know you just have to attend although you just don’t know why.

George Thomas And The Owls

By • May 15th, 2010 • Category: long players

This is a seriously strange record, defiantly lo-fi – reverberating with hisses and crackles – yet, at times has a rich, delightful sound – utilising piano, keyboards, banjo and ukulele.

Sophie’s Pigeons

By • Apr 19th, 2010 • Category: short players

Sophie’s Pigeons have a pretty intense sound. ‘It’s Gonna Bite’ is a strident, driven nugget, its rambunctious sound topped off with strong vocals and a bruising rhythmic stomp.

Trips And Falls

By • Apr 19th, 2010 • Category: long players, Scottish albums

Press releases tend to vanish once placed into my tender care. It’s not that I don’t bother to read them, or even, at times appreciate them, it’s just that they tend to disappear without leaving a trace or bidding as much as a fond farewell.

Imelda May and the Deadly Gentlemen

By • Feb 23rd, 2010 • Category: gig reviews

Tonight almost ended in, or at least began with, a disaster when I got my O2 venues mixed up. Stepping out of the warmth of Nice ‘n’ Sleazy’s I was about to hail a cab to head to the O2 Academy at Eglinton Toll when I realised the actual venue was only a few hundred […]