Quick, quick… the UK premiere of the Sigur Ros film INNI takes place at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, courtesy of Glasgow promoters from a stolen sea. Following the screening, live sets from Meursault and Withered Hand.
King Creosote and Kid Canaveral – or KC squared – embark on a bit of a dream team wander around the north of Britain. Named The ‘Scottish & Newcastle’ tour – because, I’m quite sure for geographical reasons rather than any sponsorship deal – it takes in Ullapool’s Ceilidh Place, on Fri 28th October, then Inverness Ironworks on Sat 29th. Following an observation of the Sabbath, it’s across to The Lemon Tree, in Aberdeen on Monday 31st. Then, to The Cluny in Newcastle on Tue 1st Nov – a show which also features US Fence signings The Shivers. Then, back over the border to the Liquid Room in Edinburgh on Wed 2nd, and The Dogouse in Dundee on the 3rd, and finishing up where else but Banchory’s Woodend Barn on Friday 4th.
No show in Glasgow that weekend – a mark of respect for the soon-to-be-not-with-us-anymore Danananakroyd, who play their final ever Glasgow show, at the ABC, on Friday 4th. Expect sweat, tears and non-life-threatening injuries. As an added attraction, the rather fine United Fruit (see video) are special guests.
And Dougie MacLean‘s annual Perthshire Amber festival kicks off on the 28th, running till the 5th November. Dougle will be joined by a variety of trditional folkies as well as acts in the crossover area, such as Findlay Napier, Emily Smith, Heidi Talbot, John McCusker, and Kris Drever. Full details at www.perthshireamber.com