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Kurt Cobain favourites The Vaselines to reform for Tigerfest

The Vaselines, cited by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain as one of his biggest influences, are set to get back together again as part of Tigerfest. They play Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall on May 16th on the same bill as Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and the Pearlfishers’ David Scott.

Tigerfest arrives!

star-studded lineup announced (40 acts, 30 days, 9 venues)

It’s nearly May which means that Tigerfest 08 is almost upon us – the annual month of music which prides itself on its exciting and eclectic music policy, and although centring on Fife, brings together a network of promoters and venues across Scotland to promote a quality lineup.

Pearlfishers join Fanclub

Norman Blake joins forces with David Scott (as part of Tigerfest)

Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake is set to take his occasional solo career one step further – unveiling a brand new set at this year’s Tigerfest, at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall.

Joy Division competition

To celebate the release of a new Joy Division compilation – which ties in nicely with another film, this one a documentary – we have a competition for itm? readers.

itm? poll results

results (2007)

The votes have been totted up and here are the top 5s in the 2007 itm? poll, as voted by YOU !

Monade step out of the ‘lab

Monade, the band led by Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier – best-known as the band’s singer and lyricist – release their third LP, Monstre Cosmic, on the 18th February 2008 on too pure.

free Clinic

Mysterious masked men Clinic have released a free download, which is available from website Single ‘Free Not Free’ is the first to be taken from forthcoming album Do It.

De Rosa – the gift that keeps on giving

Glasgow act (and itm? and Mojo favourites) De Rosa have embarked upon a project to bring music to the lives of a needy public, all year round.

Breeders happy event – April tour and album

The Breeders will play their first UK dates in 6 years as they come to the UK to promote new album – Mountain Battles – which is out on 4AD on Monday 7th April.

back to basics for Middleton

Following his Xmas # (thirty)one, Malcolm Middleton has announced his next release, due out at the end of February. Mini-album Sleight Of Heart is an acoustic/covers album, comprising 6 new self-penned songs and 3 written by others