Evening indie pop pickers…
actually, speaking of pop, your first port of call this week may be for Years and Years – who are at Inverness Ironworks on Monday, and Glasgow O2 Academy on Tuesday.

Less pop, but more Pop Will Eat Itself (cheers) grebo icon turned composer, Clint Mansell, who’s at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Tuesday, doubtless performing excerpts from his film scores such as Moon or Black Swan.

Consumer Electronics – featuring Philip Best, once of Whitehouse – are and Old Hairdressers on Monday, followed by a show at Sneaky Pete’s on Tuesday.

Primal Scream play Aberdeen Beach Ballroom on Tuesday, while in Dundee, all the way from Vienna, it’s James Choice and the Bad Decisions at Bar Cerberus. They’re also at Edinburgh Henry’s on Wednesday and Glasgow’s Flying Duck on Thursday.

Back to Wednesday, and This is the Kit aka singer-songwriter Kate Stables play(s) at the Deeside Inn in Ballater a first for this gog guide, and for TitK too I’m pretty sure). She then visits Edinburgh Electric Circus on Tuesday before shows at Aberdeen Thursday Tunnels, and Inverness Mad Hatters on Friday.

Our rather disjointed journey takes in Nice’n’Sleazy on Thursday, where Catholic Action visit, before hitting Aberdeen Underdog the next night.

In Aberdeen on Friday, our chums at Interesting Music Promotions have Kathryn Joseph, Happy Meals and HQFU with TYCI DJs at The Tunnels. It’s an early start with Kathryn on first.

Epic dreampoppers The Lonely Together are at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on Friday.

On Saturday, Maybe We’re Dead Already visit Montys in Dunfermline and will probably deafen all who attend, while Chvrches play the Hydro with support from The Twilight Sad. Elsewhere in Glasgow, Jonnie Common is at the Glad Cafe.
In Edinburgh, and with an album on the way later on this year, Quiet As A Mouse play their first gig of 2016 at the Electric Circus, and in Inverness, Big Country play Ironworks.

Finally, on Sunday, Montreal indie rockers Besnard Lakes are in Glasgow, at the Hug and Pint