Last week, an unsuspecting section of the music listening public
It seems more than a little surreal to be sitting in a Philadelphia coffee shop as I write this one year on.
As the lights dim, and the torch flashes from stage to sound desk, I can honestly say I have not been this excited about a gig in Edinburgh for a long while.
Recently chosen by Matt Groening to play at his All Tomorrows Parties event, Japanese pop punk legends Shonen Knife have finally released their 2009 album ‘Super Group’ in the UK
Having arrived on the Scottish music scene in 2007 with the excellent single ‘Eyes’ The Scottish Enlightenment have since undertaken somewhat of a hiatus
To some, High Violet may be considered the “difficult second album” by US troubadours The National as the 2007 album Boxer was most people’s introduction to this sublime band (this writer included).
As a closet fan of Simple Minds I was expecting a departure of sorts from Jim Kerr on this side project.
Almost a year ago today, like many music fans around the world I was eagerly anticipating the annual SXSW festival and what new delights it would serve up for the ears.