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Chance in a million

No-wave legends James Chance and Les Contortions (his French backing band) return to the UK following their recent Triptych date, with a short October European tour. This includes one sole Scottish show, at Aberdeen’s Tunnels on the 9th. October 3 Madrid Experimenta Club Festival 6 Dublin The Sugar Club 7 London Barfly 9 Aberdeen The […]

Tony Wilson, RIP…

Factory Records founder dies, aged 57 Tony Wilson, the multi-talented man behind Factory Records, the In The City music conference, and the Hacienda nightclub, has died, of kidney cancer, at the age of 57

Moffat looks back at Slint

Former Arab Strap man Aidan Moffat is to make his UK debut with new act The Best-Ofs – supporting Slint at Glasgow’s ABC on August 20th.

Andersens’ Scottish connection

Japanese psychedelic folk-poppers Andersens have gained their first UK release thanks to a Scottish record label. Switchico has been set up by former Saint Jude’s Infirmary keyboard player Andy Dempster largely to put out the album Gzi Gzi Gzeo, the second release by the band which consists of a code of 3 members but incorporates […]

Indian Summer news

Indian Summer, the 2-day festival which takes place in “Glasgow’s Prettiest Park” – Victoria Park, that is – takes place on August 13th and 14th. Headliners are Wilco (Saturday) and Flaming Lips (Sunday), with a large supporting cast. Saturday’s lineup includes The Rapture, Explosions In The Sky, Midlake and Emma Pollock, while on Sunday it’s […]

Edwyn returns

Edwyn Collins is to release an album entitled ‘Home Again’ on September 17, which will be proceeded by the single ‘You’ll Never Know’ a week earlier – it’s his first since his recovery from brain surgery in 2004 and since the 2002 release Dr Syntax. You can hear the track on Edwyn’s myspace site.

Driveby shouting

Driveby Argument are to release a free download to accompany their current single ‘Sex Lines Are Expensive Comedy’. The track ‘Cyclists Run Red Lights’ – an “Acousticish” version – can be obtained in return for your email address – which the band will doubtless use wisely, keeping you informed of progress on their debut album […]

from Sutherland to Edinburgh

Former Long Fin Killie leader Luke Sutherland, now award-nominated novelist, will have his first stage play premiered at the Edinburgh festival. Venus As A Boy, his third book, has been adapted for the stage by the National Theatre of Scotland. The production has already toured the north of Scotland (Sutherland’s childhood home), taking in Hoy, […]

friends of Foe

David Mackenzie’s latest film, Hallam Foe, will be in cinemas nationwide from Friday the 31st of August. It stars Jamie Bell and Sophia Myles,with a suppoprting cast including Scottish favourites Maurice Roëves and Ewen Bremner. The similarly star-studded soundtrack album will appear 2 weeks before, on 13th August – and features Domino-related artists King Creosote, […]