Scottish indie music is celebrated in a short-run, pop-up exhibition taking place in Edinburgh from June 16-18 – ironically, in the Fruitmarket Gallery on Market Street, whose expansion will see the closure of the Electric Circus next door.

Among the exhibits at ‘The Only Fun In Town’ are the original Louis Wain book which Postcard Records got their ‘drumming kitten’ logo from, and one of only six copies of a 12” by Boards of Canada and from Chemikal Underground.

Also on display are the original paintings for Arab Strap’s album Philophobia, plus photos for the Mogwai album Come On Die Young, while Edwyn Collins has donated a guitar he bought from Paul Haig out of Josef K – whose album title provides the exhibition’s name.

Avalanche Records have organised the exhibition which will showcase rarities, memorabilia and music from Scotland’s musical past.

The event is the brainchild of Avalanche Records owner Kevin Buckle, who is campaigning to see the founding of a permanent History of Scottish Music Centre.

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