Wyatt back onstage

Soft Machine drummer gears up for new solo album?

Robert WyattProg legend Robert Wyatt has sung onstage for the first time in 25 years, appearing for a version of Thelonious Monk’s ‘Round Midnight’ at a gig by The Dylan Howe Quintet in Lincoln. more… “Wyatt back onstage”

Minogue not in mood for Mylo

A new Mylo track, featureing Kylie Minogue, can now be heard online at the Scots DK’s website, mylo.tv.

Minogue has collaborated with various producers and DJs (including Calvin Harris) but the appearance of the tune ‘In The Mood For Love’ has led to speculation that his track has been rejected, given that the released tracklisting for her tenth album, X, does not feature the song.

John: sessions

The Peel Sessions: A Story of Teenage Dreams and One Man’s Love of New Music, an account of every set of tunes recorded for the John Peel show, more… “John: sessions”

Music for arts’ sake

Alan Bissettis this music? sees the world of literature and music collide at its inaugral gig at Henry’s Cellar in Edinburgh on September 7th. Ross Clark launches his debut EP, and as well as support Davie Lawson, it’s a bit of a coup as Alan Bissett reprises his recent collaboration with Y’all is Fantasy Island. The author of course collaborated with another Falkirk act, Malcolm Middleton, on the Ballads of the Book compilation.

In The City to go ahead

Tony WilsonManchester music industry In The City will go ahead this year, from October 20th – 22nd, despite the recent death of its guiding force, Tony Wilson. The theme for ITC 2007 is “It’s A Brand New Dance, But We Don’t Know Its Name”  – the opening line from David Bowie’s ‘Fashion’ – although “Always look forward, never look back…” – a phrase beloved of Wilson and partner Yvette Livesey – would seem just as appropriate. more… “In The City to go ahead”

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.
James Chance
3 Madrid Experimenta Club Festival
6 Dublin The Sugar Club
7 London Barfly
9 Aberdeen The Tunnels
10 Leeds New Roscoe
11 Manchester Café Saki
13 Poitiers Festival Jazz
14 Paris Nouveau Casino