The Great Albatross (album launch), Skinny Dipper, Fiskur at The Glad Cafe, 12/5/17

Tonight is in aid of the launch of the debut Great Albatross record Asleep in the Kaatskills on LP Records. The room is already quite full before anyone has taken the stage; there are eleven instruments up there, as many pedals and half as many amps – I’m no mathematician, but that’s a lot of stuffContinue reading “The Great Albatross (album launch), Skinny Dipper, Fiskur at The Glad Cafe, 12/5/17”

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”

Tracks of 2014

19 Atom Tree – ‘Sinner’ [Hotgem] The opening track of the Glasgow electronic trio’s latest EP, Clouds, introduced us to vocalist Julie Knox, who’s powerful and emotive voice slides brilliantly into Atom Tree’s deep synthpop, alerting people the trio on a much bigger scale than before, and rightfully so. 19 Call To Mind – ‘Breathe’Continue reading “Tracks of 2014”

MILK Halloween Party ft. Halfrican, Skinny Dipper at Flat 0/1, 29/10/14

Halloween is an intreguing time of year to see live music and always seems to bring the best out in a live show, so the MILK girls have made a return to bring us one more of what usually is their most riotous gig of the year. I’m near the back of the room asContinue reading “MILK Halloween Party ft. Halfrican, Skinny Dipper at Flat 0/1, 29/10/14”

Skinny Dipper – Masks [Olive Grove]

Newly signed to Glasgow independent label Olive Grove Records, Skinny Dipper comprises of members from a catalogue of bands (Randolph’s Leap, Aerials Up, Quickbeam and Trapped In Kansas). Collaborating on folk-tinged pop that uplifts through a gentle, ambling inter-change between the nine musicians, recent release Masks is a refined collection of Scot-folk songs. The sweetContinue reading “Skinny Dipper – Masks [Olive Grove]”

Label Focus: Olive Grove Records

Having two of Scotland’s top bloggers behind a record label seems to make a lot of sense, but when Lloyd Meredith (Peenko) and Halina Rifai (Podcart) started Olive Grove back in the summer of 2010 they were just dipping their toe in. Fast forward four years and they’re pretty well established and putting out recordsContinue reading “Label Focus: Olive Grove Records”

Skinny Dipper, Call To Mind, Chrissy Barnacle at Stereo, 12/9/14

Almost an all girl band (bar the male drummer), tonight Skinny Dipper play Stereo to launch their debut EP Masks . First support act Chrissy Barnacle takes the stage to sing her strangely compelling self penned songs while strumming beautifully on a classical guitar, her songs tell bizarre tales of skeletons in love and ofContinue reading “Skinny Dipper, Call To Mind, Chrissy Barnacle at Stereo, 12/9/14”