Monday, 26 January 2009

Good News Everyone!

Just a quick note to to say we're very pleased to announce that Broken Records have signed to the independent record label 4AD.
The album recording is continuing to go very well and we're looking forward to its release in the summer!


Broken Records - Slow Parade
Broken Records MySpace

In other news The Phantom Band's debut album, Checkmate Savage, is out today. It's fantastic, go get it if you haven't already.
Also, Alun & Stuart from Chemikal Underground have done a wee podcast thing which I'm listening to just now, which is quite a lot of fun. You can grab that on the Chemikal site here.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Happy Birthday Rab!

Today marks the 250th birthday of Robert Burns. To celebrate Scotland is trying to lure all you foreigners with proud Scotch roots over to spend on your money on horrendous tartan shite, and to encourage this we renamed the Scottish FA Cup and commisioned a horrible advert where people sing Caledonia, including Lulu and Sean Connery.

Don't get me ****ing started on that bloody advert.

For me a better advert for the Bard is this, Parcel Of Rogues, performed by the magnificent Delgados for John Peel.

If you don't own any Delgados albums shame on you, go buy some.

While we're at at, another couple of Rabbie's songs...
Camera Obscura - A Red, Red Rose
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes - Auld Lang Syne

I'm aware that in some people's eyes it's treasonous to say it, but my prefered Burns isn't Rabbie, it's Jake, so here, just for fun, is some SLF too:
Nobody's Hero - Live at Glasgow Barrowlands