Radar weekly: Record labels on board for Paisley Underground
In this week’s Scottish music round-up: Record labels showcase their acts at Paisley industry event; Ian Rankin reveals thrilling line-up for Aberfeldy Festival; new music from The Unwinding Hours and more; plus this week’s gig guide.
• Kicking things off this week is the news that Edinburgh label Gerry Loves are going underground - Paisley Underground. The independent label is curating a night of the annual programme at Paisley Arts Centre - with Fence and Chemikal Underground also on organisation duties.
The idea behind the shows is to showcase a mix of Scottish music, develop emerging talent and set up panel events chaired by industry professionals.
The Gerry Loves night will get the ball rolling on September 14, with music from Rick Redbeard and Wounded Knee. Support comes from Reid Kerr College music students, Deerhound (listen here).
The Fence night will take place on October 5, and features The Pictish Trail and Randolph’s Leap, while Chemikal have lined up Human Don’t Be Angry and Miaoux Miaoux for October 25.
Tickets are available in advance.
• Novelist Ian Rankin has revealed his picks for this year’s Aberfeldy Festival. The first tranche of names to be announced for the event on November 2 and 3 are: Star Wheel Press, Withered Hand, Meursault, Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells, The Phantom Band, Gummi Bako, The Pictish Trail, Rozi Plain, FOUND and King Creosote. For more info visit the website.
• The Unwinding Hours’ second album, Afterlives, is released today on Chemikal Underground. Huzzah! You can find out more on their website or mosey down to a good record store to pick it up.
• The State Broadcasters have announced they’ll release their new album, Ghosts We Must Carry, on September 17. ‘Kittiwake’ from the album will be released as a free download today to celebrate that fact.
• Scottish musician living in Warsaw, Neil Milton, has released a double EP through Valentine Records. The first EP, Skies, is four compositions including a lullaby, while on Seas, he takes a more ambient, soundscapey turn including his own vocals for the first time. You can get a hold of it through Bandcamp.
• Aberdeen band Indian Red Lopez have released a new video, ‘Break us Both’. The song will, they say, be part of their next album. Here it is on YouTube.
• Frightened Rabbit’s video for ‘State Hospital’ is also up on Pitchforktv’s YouTube channel. It’s not what we’d call a cheery one.
• The New Fabian Society have put their second EP, Exhibition of Hate, up on Bandcamp for your listening pleasure. Check it out.
THIS WEEK’S GIG PICKS
WEDNESDAY: Circa continues its all-night party at the Electric Circus in Edinburgh, with CHURCHES and We Are The Physics.
Tickets are £5 and available here.
THURSDAY: Again at the Electric Circus, North Atlantic Oscillation play their first full headline show in Edinburgh since their album Fog Electric was released this spring. Support comes from Homework. 7pm, £6.
THURSDAY: Last Year’s Girl brings Franz Nicolay back to Glasgow with local support from Louise McVey and Cracks in the Concrete and Skye’s The Dead Man’s Waltz. It’s at The Admiral.
THURSDAY: Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo and Adam Stafford launch their new cassette EP at Mono, Glasgow. Support comes from Emily Scott with a further surprise support TBA.
FRIDAY: Jo Mango plays a free lunchtime show at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, from 12.45pm. Later that day she’ll be at The Glad Café in Glasgow.
FRIDAY: The Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh hosts a night of music for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, with Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchinson, The Last Battle, and After Me, The Flood. Tickets available here.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Remember Remember play first Edinburgh then Glasgow, at the Electric Circus and Stereo. Support comes from the equally exciting Monoganon and, in Glasgow, Konx-Om-Pax.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY: Doune the Rabbit Hole takes place at Duncarron Fort, near Kilsyth. Topping the bill are Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat, The Phantom Band, King Creosote and Kid Canaveral. Anyone going along is warned that there’s pretty much no mobile reception in the area so be prepared to go old school - message boards, signs, actually arranging to meet people. Phew. See the website for full line-up and ticket info.
SATURDAY: Kid Canaveral’s rescheduled show from June 30 is taking place at the Electric Circus in Edinburgh. If you bought tickets for the original date at The Wee Red Bar, your name will be on the door and the ticket will be honoured. Support comes from Bad Books.
SATURDAY: The Festival of Politics has a Young People’s Band Night with The Machine Room, The Stagger Rats, Val Verde and The Dandylions.
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