Apologies to the bands who I'd been planning to play this week, but after the Dropkick / Dead Beat Club gig at the Caledonian Backpackers Hostel last Friday I was put in the mood to play the bands I'd heard plus one which was new to me (I'd fallen into conversation with one of the band members and looked them up when I got home).
So, for a flavour of the gig I bring to you:Dropkick - Top Of The World
From the amazingly catchy and incredibly witty 'Music To Watch Sheep By' album, which you really should buy
. Tell the boys how much you enjoy them and pester Alastair to get the lyrics put online here
. Or go and be their friend on their MySpace
page.The Dead Beat Club - Everything Turns To You
The band are going into the studio this week to record a 'live' performance of some of their material to capture that essence of the magic you feel at a gig. No multitracking, just setting up as a band and recording the whole band playing together. Keep your eye on their site and their MySpace
page for details. Drop them a wee note here
with some words of support and buy their wares.The Sundowns - Wendy
I can't believe I hadn't heard this band before, but luckily I was speaking by chance to band member Ross who'd come along to see Dropkick and the Dead Beat Club. You can find out more at their site or on their MySpace
page, and drop them a line via the message function on MySpace (as I don't have an email address for them and can't find one on their site).The soundbed was supplied once more by the wonderful torchomatic.
Honourable mentions during the show to the following:
Sooz Rowan's "Cruisin' With Susan podcast
" - TFL's 18-wheel lady US trucker friendMolly From OmahaSlowjetPort O' Leith barEdinburgh Evening News
This week's Scottish Expression
is the haws
, as in "this scone is really nice - it's the haws, so it is"
Thank you for continuing to support the independent artists in 2006 by listening, feeding back and buying their music.