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18th June 2018

Monday 18th June sees Richard Jobson feature on Vic Galloway’s Radio Scotland show in a brand new feature, ‘Pick n Mix’ – which sees The SKids frontman compile a mini mixtape – that’s from 9pm.

On Friday 21st, on Marc Riley’s 6music show from 7pm, The Ex are in session – the Dutch band featuring Andy Moor one=time guitarist from Edinburgh punk act Dog Faced Hermans.

And in case you missed it last week, there was a special edition of The Quay Sessions, an archive show with Frightened Rabbit & The Rogue Orchestra, as a tribute to singer Scott Hutchinson.

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11th June 2018

Das Plastixx release a single, ‘You Wait For War’. (more…)

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11th June 2018

Sometimes, despite them being on a Monday night, Monday night gigs are just meant to be. So once I’m finished typing here, it’s off to Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms, where Giant Sand are reliving their 1985 album ‘Valley of Rain’.

And in Aberdeen, Future Islands are at the Beach Ballroom. No, come back! They have unexpectedly engaged Bristol’s finest (and sweariest), Idles, for the duration of their Scottish tour. So get there early if you’re going.

On Tuesday, The Beat – the Dave Wakeling flavour – play P.J. Molloy’s in Dunfermline, while similarly (i.e. without the Wu-Tang Clan) Ghostface Killah is in Glasgow, at The Art School.

Public Image Ltd. are in Glasgow on Wednesday, at the O2 ABC, playing tunes and flogging dairy products, Well, we assume there’ll be tunes (last time we saw Mr Lydon he was trying to sell usa £200 book, so who can say for sure?)

And Idles, with that Future Islands lot in tow, are at Inverness Ironworks on WEdnesday

The unlikely pairing then takes in the even unlikelier setting of Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Thursday, while in perfectly nice but comparatively less salubrious surroundings, The Wave Pictures are at Sneaky Pete’s.

Friday night sees Theatre of Hate play The Assembly in Aberdeen and 🙁 (remember them?) – Colonopenbracket to give them their Sunday name – are at The Tunnels.

On Friday in Inverness, The Little Kicks are at Mad Hatters while the Future Islands / Idles roadshow pulls up in Greenock – a town which mandatorily has the words ‘of all places’ appended to any gig guide entry. That’s at the Town Hall (see above).

Sadly not taking a similar approach to far-flung places, David Byrne isn’t playing Dumbarton (if he did I’m sure he’d at least hold them to a draw) – but instead is in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.
As that show is long sold out (bitter, us?) you can insted catch The Wave Pictures at the CCA.
Or Fast Camels at the Clutha Vaults (er, or McChuill’s),
Or Catholic Action at the Mackintosh Church.

ON Saturday 16th, Acid Cannibals – at least 50% Cosmic Dead, in case you weren’t paying attention last time we mentioned it – play Leith Depot, which is almost in Edinburgh.

In Kirkcaldy, at the Adam Smith Theatre, the talented and tolerant Siobhan Wilson takes a break from her stint with Moffat and Hubbert for a solo show.

And also on Saturday, a one day fgestivalm Haddfest , which is, yes, in Haddington, and yes (YES!) features Dropkick, as well as The Wynntown Marshals.

Finally, the outdoor music season continues as The Little Kicks will be in Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen… it’s possible they’re just having a kickabout, but more likely there’s some sort of festival afoot. Have a swatch while you’re walking the dog.

And similarly – well, not that similarly – The Skids are at a hopefully weather-free Kelvingrove Bandstand in Glasgow.

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11th June 2018

BBC Rado Scotland”s all about punk this week, specifically the Rip It Up exhibition.

You can listen again to the Janice Forsyth show which includes chat from The Rezillos

And on Sunday 17th March, Rip It Up – part 1 of the Vic Galloway-presented series featuring contributions from The Proclaimers, Jim Kerr, Tommy Cunningham, KT Tunstall, Pat Kane, Justin Currie, Deacon Blue, Clare Grogan and Alan Gorrie of the Average White Band and Alan Longmuir from the Bay City Rollers.

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10th June 2018

Quiet As A Mouse release their debut album, ‘Is It Funny When It Hurts?’.

The eleven-track long-player was produced by Kris Pohl – who has previously worked with Idlewild – at Post Electric Studios.

The quartet, formed by singer-songwriter Alex Moran in 2012, have previously put out a handful of singles and EPs.

The new release – partly funded by Creative Scotland – follows up 2015’s second EP ‘Memorybox’.

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Our debut album will be released on 27 April and to celebrate we’ll be touring, with launch shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

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9th June 2018

Randolph’s Leap release a new album, ‘Worryingly Okay. (more…)

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7th June 2018

Spring Break release their debut album ‘Tropicaledonia’. (more…)

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7th June 2018

Free Love release a single, ‘Synchronicity’. (more…)

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7th June 2018

Storm the Palace release a single, ‘The Magician’. (more…)

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