Swamp Day Compilation [Death Collective]

Comprising a record with an apparently unintentional emphasis on death, Death Collective’s compilation Swamp Day was recorded by Kieran Hughes at his home studio at the Tollbooth in Stirling. Truly an achievement, the album brings together a range of artists from across the country to revel in collective creativity. Over the course of a weekContinue reading “Swamp Day Compilation [Death Collective]”


Jason Riddell, Lefthand, Grand Pricks, Chrissy Barnacle at The Hug and Pint, 12/2/17

The Hug and Pint hosts an eclectic range of artists on Sunday night, kicking off with the incomparable Chrissy Barnacle. Even later than the last time I saw her live – and this time with a hangover – Barnacle impresses again with her remarkable consistency and profound originality. The last Barnacle gig I was atContinue reading “Jason Riddell, Lefthand, Grand Pricks, Chrissy Barnacle at The Hug and Pint, 12/2/17”

Jason Riddell – ‘Wendy Please’

Singer-songwriter, Jason Riddell from Tain has played alongside a number of impressive names in the past year including fellow Scot’s RM Hubbert, Withered Hand and personal favourites PAWS as well as the likes of The Cribs and James. Riddell’s debut EP, which was apparently recorded in a number of usual places (various flats, restaurants andContinue reading “Jason Riddell – ‘Wendy Please’”

Dec ’91, Polarnecks, Jason Riddell at Bloc, 21/10/14

First up, Jason Riddell starts his set without his bassist making the crowd laugh, as they appear halfway through the first song. Riddell’s voice is soulful and passionate, echoing through the already busy venue, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the crowd relaxed, as they tap their feet along. Riddell’s style is reminiscent of aContinue reading “Dec ’91, Polarnecks, Jason Riddell at Bloc, 21/10/14”