Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Please, please, please...

Although I don't want the Summer to end (if you can even call this a Summer), I can't wait til September when I get the next installment of my student loan. There are so many things I want to buy, including:


Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Brain Eaters

What a find...

Found this in a charity shop in Glasgow city centre today...

For all those who want to relive this high point of Geordie culture:

'Cause Cheap Is How I Feel

Monday, 10 August 2009


I gave Oskar a new haircut...

Exhibition reviews - Edinburgh Fruitmarket & Talbot Rice.

Eva Hesse Studiowork at the Fruitmarket Gallery...

Jane & Louise Wilson 'The Aryan Papers' at Talbot Rice Gallery...

Thursday, 6 August 2009

The Low Miffs & Malcolm Ross / The Man Who Took On Love (And Won).

Official video:

Everyone should download this, only 79p on iTunes.
The Low Miffs are a Glasgow-based band and this song is the first release from their forthcoming album, a collaboration with the guitarist Malcolm Ross (ex-Josef K). I've heard a few songs from the album and seen them live a handful of times, and they are really something.
Best new band I've heard in ages.
But don't just take my word for it; they are currently Radio 1 dj Vic Galloway's Album of the Month for all of August. If that doesn't convince you, here's what the press release thingy says:

"This August sees the much anticipated first fruits of the collaboration between Malcolm Ross, the elder statesman of Postcard pop (Josef K/Orange Juice/Aztec Camera) and The Low Miffs, Glasgow’s young pretenders to the Post-Punk/Pure Pop throne. Bristling with the kind of effervescent guitar-play you’d expect from a Postcard veteran, the single The Man Who Took on Love flits effortlessly from its Television-esque intro and explodes into the self-same virtuoso territory once occupied by both Sparks and The Associates, with an appreciative vocal nod in the direction of both Bowie and Scott Walker.Ambitious? Yes, but in possessing an almost indecent array of collective musical dexterity, they carry it off with great aplomb! This is only one facet of The Low Miffs and Malcolm Ross, but gives some indication of what to expect from the stylistic diversity flaunted on the forthcoming, one-off, album.The Man Who took on Love (and Won) is available as a digital download only, and is followed by the album Malcolm Ross and The Low Miffs on download/CD on September 7th.Should anyone require CD review/radio promos of the single please reply to or contact Innes Reekie on 020 7286 1312 or 07791 483479."

Should anyone require CD review/radio promos of the single please reply to or contact Innes Reekie on 020 7286 1312 or 07791 483479.