Seven days in gigs as the focus kind of moves from north to south as the week progresses…
Hotly-tipped half-Scots half Swedish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt is at Stirling Tolbooth Monday on Monday while on Tuesday she makes the long journey to Inverness for a show at Ironworks.
On Wednesday, our old chums Interesting Music have a bit of a coup with former Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci mainman Euros Childs. He’s with The Wellgreen and Adam Strearns (without his Glass Animals, it seems) at the Tunnels on Wednesday 31st. (This may or may not be some sort of landmark show as I read somewhere that they are up to their 250th gig promo in the city). Might have got that wrong mind…
(Euros is at the Wee Red Bar in Embra on Friday as well)
Also in the capital, a four-band bill of local acts put together by blog The Tidal Wave of Indifference – The Last Battle, currently working on their second album, fellow Edinburghers Plastic Animals, and Fuzzystar (the creation of relocated Londoner Andy Thomson and sundry pickup musicians including members of eagleowl, possibly). Completing the bill, Glasgow’s Glasgow’s Early Morning Satellites (formerly known as Honey)
Oh, on Thursday, Miniature Dinosaurs launch their ‘Turn It On’ EP, at GLasgow’s Stereo. Support from Brown Bear & The Bandits and The Alter-Natives.
In Aberfeldy, on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd November, Feldy Fest (I’m not actually convinced it’s really called that) take over the town. Curated by Ian Rankin, it’s a Fence-heavy event with King Creosote, The Pictish Trail, Rozi Plain, Found and Gummi Bako on a bill that also boasts Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells, The Phantom Band, Withered Hand, Meursault, and local types Star Wheel Press.
The Grand Gestures play their first (and quite possbly last) London show,on Friday November 2nd at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club.
The hard-to-organise collective, formed by Spare Snare’s Jan Burnett, launched their debut album earlier this year at Glasgow’s King Tut’s. A slightly smaller (but still impressive) crew will play at the London show, including Emma Pollock, Sanjeev Kohli, Jill O’Sullivan, Celie Byrne, and Calamity Horse.
Multi-genre folk crossover supergroup Lau (Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aidan O’Rourke, in case you’d forgotten) are out and about, playing shows at Inverness Ironworks on Thursday, and then in Glasgow at Oran Mor on Saturday
We don’t often get to recommend shows in Perth, but here’s a couple – The Winter Tradition are in the city on Friday, at Twa Tams, and then local lad Dougie Maclean is at the concert Hall on Saturday.
Glasgow suddenly bursts into life on Saturday night – swirly-armed former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnston is at the O2 ABC, while a different shade of blues emanates from Dave Arcari, who’s at the Buchanan Memorial Hall.
In advance of her forthcoming album on Olive Grove, Jo Mango plays at the Glad Cafe in Shawlands (nice new venue, personally vetted for you, dear reader, last weekend) while Honeyblood are at the New Barras Cafe – I have no idea where this is – though I can hazard a rough guess. I also am not sure what the Roots and Ruins Winter Festival is, but this is, we’re advised, part of that… ok, we found you a link!)
And here’s a video for The Grand Gestures