Doune the Rabbit Hole, Day 1, 18/8/17

We’re back at Doune for another year and thankfully this year isn’t cut short for illness reasons, however what we find when we arrive is a very weather affected site; still there’s line up that on paper looks as strong as any in Scotland this year. Sadly, after a long queue to get into theContinue reading “Doune the Rabbit Hole, Day 1, 18/8/17”

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Optimo 20 at SWG3, 6/8/17

The verisimilitude is palpable. It’s just like the Sub Club, except its been blown up by a factor of 10; nay, 100. Add all the zeros you like. Where you’d expect to see that familiar exposed brickwork to your left or right, there are only jubilant faces and dry ice for as far as theContinue reading “Optimo 20 at SWG3, 6/8/17”

Preview: Doune The Rabbit Hole (Saturday)

With Doune the Rabbit Hole coming up next weekend we thought we’d give you a run down of some of the acts to check out, problem was we felt the line up so strong that we couldn’t limit it down to a certain number, here’s a wee day by day effort to keep you occupied:Continue reading “Preview: Doune The Rabbit Hole (Saturday)”

Preview: Doune The Rabbit Hole (Friday)

With Doune the Rabbit Hole coming up next weekend we thought we’d give you a run down of some of the acts to check out, problem was we felt the line up so strong that we couldn’t limit it down to a certain number, here’s a wee day by day effort to keep you occupied:Continue reading “Preview: Doune The Rabbit Hole (Friday)”

Happy Meals – Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony Vol IV-V [So Low]

FOLLOW THE SOUND OF AQUARIUS TO AUTOMATED SYNTHESIS. Prepare to cleanse, revive and paint day-glo your chakras, because Happy Meals are back with Optimo Music’s inaugural release on new ‘So Low’ imprint, Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony Vol IV-V. Best listened to as a continuous experience from start to finish, the 34 minute, 5-track album requiresContinue reading “Happy Meals – Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony Vol IV-V [So Low]”

Happy Meals – Fruit Juice [Night School]

Last year the highlight of the Scottish Album of the Year Awards was Happy Meals’ Apéro making it to the final ten; now they return with what is their first of two releases this year, Fruit Juice. ‘Fruit Float’ opens the EP with a reminder of the elements that make up Happy Meals, English/French femaleContinue reading “Happy Meals – Fruit Juice [Night School]”

Restless Natives: Happy Meals (EP launch), The Modern Institute, Pentecostal Party at Collective Studios, 14/5/16

Restless Natives has come in fast and with just a day to go I’m sad to say this is my first venture out east for the festivities. That’s not to say I wouldn’t have liked to have seen more, just a case of a hectic time overlapping an exciting one; the one show I hadContinue reading “Restless Natives: Happy Meals (EP launch), The Modern Institute, Pentecostal Party at Collective Studios, 14/5/16”

Electric Fields, 29/8/15

The journey down to Electric Fields begins post 9am and a ‘Happy Bus’ from Buchanan Bus Station; how anyone can muster up the energy to be “happy” at this time in the morning is beyond me and the atmosphere on the bus is as you’d expect from bed missing music lovers with not to manyContinue reading “Electric Fields, 29/8/15”

Doune The Rabbit Hole, 21/8/15

Work commitments cause us to miss the start of this year at Doune, with things kicking off at around 4pm on the Friday and us unable to get up and set up until around three hours later; this means unfortunately we miss the ever entertaining Stanley Odd, who no doubt set proceedings off with aContinue reading “Doune The Rabbit Hole, 21/8/15”

EPs of 2014

18 Daniel Mutch – Remedy & Therapy With Remedy & Therapy, Mutch has managed to present us with five remarkable tracks well worth spilling out of any speaker or set of headphones over the winter period and we’d be fools not to oblige. [review] 18 So Many Animal Calls – Burden [Bloc+] So Many AnimalContinue reading “EPs of 2014”