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”

lefthand – Commuter Town

Commuter Town, the debut album from lefthand, was released towards the end of last year and it’s brilliant. Songs that drift away and come back, enigmatic lyrics, scratching feedback and patched together tape recordings play throughout the album. There are seven songs, running a little over 30 minutes, with space afforded in the music andContinue reading “lefthand – Commuter Town”