This week, Jonathan Geddes chats to former Ronelle Ray Meader on his collaboration with author Iain Banks.

And in advance oftheir forthcoming album Demon Meow Meow, Nicola Meighan has a natter with Pinkie Maclure and John Wills aka Pumajaw.

And the Herald also had a diary from Johnny ‘Pictish Trail’ Lynch about their signing of Fence Records’ first transatlantic act, NYC band The Shivers. The piece isn’t on the Herald website, but you can read an unexpurgated version at the Fence website instead.

In related news, Highland News has a chat with King Creosote about his tour with Kid Canaveral (and of course, the Mercurys).

Finally, Plastic Animals are featured on the Scotsman’s Radar blog, as interrogared by Lisa=Marie Ferla