A quick mention as we stumble our way into the new year: The Occasional Flickers launch new album Home Is A Four-Letter Word which was released on their own Longer On Linger On in December, at The Third Door, Edinburgh. Support comes from The Second Hand Marching Band, plus one surprise act. More here.

And in Inverness, solo synth artist MUMMAA will be playing MadHatters on Saturday 7th, supporting Glasgow indie band Pronto Mama. Hear some pretty interesting sounds here: www.soundcloud.com/MUMMAA