Glasgow 13th Note
Thurs 16th October
itm? welcomes back 3 previous live favourites – the much-touted Jetpacks for their umpteenth (ok, 4th? 5th?) itm? show alongside JHF, fresh from their ordeal of a Danananaykroyd support, while Little Kicks, we believe, will be in full-band mode unlike their last acoustic appearance at the Note. more… “We Were Promised Jetpacks / Jesus H. Foxx / Little Kicks”
We are right cockahoop to be welcoming back the fabulous Spookey from Hammamatsu, Japan. They walk like the Shangri-las and talk like the Ramones. This band should be made available on the NHS. more… “Spookey / We Rock Like Girls Don’t/ Miss The Occupier / The Hotlines”
Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
itm? returns to Edinburgh with another cracking lineup… more… “Amusement Parks on Fire / Gasgiant / North Atlantic Oscillation”
With the exception of a few musical soundtracks, notably ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and its follow-ups, David Holmes has been quiet in recent years but this musical drought has been ended by the release of ‘The Holy Pictures.’ more… “David Holmes”
…And so here it comes. Possibly the most anticipated debut of the year, and one of the most anticipated debuts from Scotland ever. Unknown and unsigned a year ago, the fever of anticipation surrounding Glasvegas is such that you can already sense some people sharpening the knives, ready to cut them down to size. more… “Glasvegas”
win a pair of tickets!
A busy festival season continues with a top lineup at Wizard Festival which takes place on Fri 22nd / Sat 23rd, at the 50 acre New Deer Showground near Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. more… “Wizard festival preview/competition”
win exclusive 10" remixes EP
featuring Mogwai, Jim Noir, Camera Obscura and Found
The whole world seems to be talking about Attic Lights (see previous review) with even tabloid recognition – helped in no small part by a chance meeting with David Gest followed by his, er, ‘guesting’ on a version of their new single. more… “Attic Lights competition”
Dundrennan, 25th / 26th July
With a festival every week (this is no exaggeration it’s hard to name favourites (especially when they’re running competitions with itm?) but we can say without much fear of dissent from the ranks of writers that the Wickerman festival is always at the top of our ‘to do’ list. more… “Wickerman festival preview”
We’re sorry to have to announce that the TV21 / Swimmer One / Starwalkers gig at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall on Thurs 26th June has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.
Refunds at the point of purchase, and itm? hopes to reschedule all 3 bands on the bill for future shows.
itm?'s John Paul Mason reports from the band's tour
Following the riotous scenes at the Ruby Lounge in Manchester that saw people literally throwing themselves at the stage in Smiths-like fan worshipping, it was back up the road to Inverness for the first dates in Scotland since the band’s signing to Columbia Records. more… “Glasvegas tour blog”