T in the Park, 9/7/16

Day two and the bus issues don’t reoccur, we are however met with a rather more rain soaked affair after torrential rains last night hit the festival site hard, still the news that Tom Odell and Bay City Rollers have switched sets, meaning I get to see some our local heroes for a fun timeContinue reading “T in the Park, 9/7/16”

XpoNorth Showcases, Inverness, 9/6/16

The showcases for day two start once again in the Ironworks and this time the free drinks are coupled with music; firstly The Pictish Trail and as Johnny Lynch enters the stage air boxing you know you’re in for a treat. This is first time I’ve managed to witness Johnny Lynch playing in a nonContinue reading “XpoNorth Showcases, Inverness, 9/6/16”

The Van T’s – ‘Blood Orange’ [Bloc+]

The Van T’s new single ‘Blood Orange’ is an aromatic grunge blend with contemporary base notes. The song expands its reach with each spray of the soothingly blasé chorus. Often likened to surf rock there are elements that make you picture a skateboarder on a Californian boardwalk, however this track has more overcast grit toContinue reading “The Van T’s – ‘Blood Orange’ [Bloc+]”

Wide Days Showcases ft. Be Charlotte, Best Girl Athlete, Elle Exxe, Tongues, The Van T’s, Scumpulse

Having not made the conferences during the day due to work commitment I arrived at Wide Days for, well, the best bit. Let’s face it people talking about the music industry can be very interesting and entertaining, and there were some topics on this year’s agenda which I would have very much like to haveContinue reading “Wide Days Showcases ft. Be Charlotte, Best Girl Athlete, Elle Exxe, Tongues, The Van T’s, Scumpulse”

EPs of 2015 (10-1)

20-11  –  10-1  –  Tracks & albums 10 Turtle – Push Jon Cooper aka Turtle’s EP Push is titled as ambiguously as the music that inhabits it. It’s clean, but somehow gritty, it’s beautifully mixed and it happens to be just a great show on how to write ambient electronic music. ‘The River’ sounds like it shouldContinue reading “EPs of 2015 (10-1)”

Tracks of 2015 (10-1)

30-21  –  20-11  –  10-1  –  EPs & albums 10 Martha Ffion – No Applause [Lost Map] Offering a sweeter take on 60s rock Martha Ffion has managed to grab a lot of attention this year since we first caught her support Jessica Pratt in April. Blending lo-fi fuzz guitar, sleek vocals and poetic lyricism ‘No Applause’Continue reading “Tracks of 2015 (10-1)”

The Van T’s – Laguna Babe [Bloc+]

Like most I’m disappointed to see summer drawing to a close, however The Van T’s energetic surf enthused garage rock EP helps take me back to sunnier days. Title track ‘Laguna Babe’ begins with a relaxed sound, however it’s not long before the listener is ambushed by twin sisters and dual-frontwoman Hannah and Chloe VanContinue reading “The Van T’s – Laguna Babe [Bloc+]”

Honeyblood, Martha Ffion, The Van T’s at The Art School, 18/9/15

For anyone unaware, Honeyblood is a pop-duo who are riding high on a fuzzy wave; they have an excellently melodic debut album behind them (just now gearing up for number two) and last week took to Murrayfield to warm the stadium up for Foo Fighters. Martha Ffion and The Van T’s have been invited toContinue reading “Honeyblood, Martha Ffion, The Van T’s at The Art School, 18/9/15”

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”

T in the Park 2015 (Sunday)

Sunday morning; we’re a couple of bodies light from last night, as a couple of my pals feel the excesses of yesterday a bit much to raise themselves from their bed, regardless those of us with a job to do make the trip up following the daily Greggs cure and the trip up is relativelyContinue reading “T in the Park 2015 (Sunday)”