Friday, 13 August 2010

Lions No Longer Chasing Tigers

Just a week after announcing a couple of gigs Lions.Chase.Tigers have announced that these gigs will, sadly, be their last.
They write:
It is with great sadness and some relief that we must announce our upcoming shows in Glasgow and Aberdeen as our last.
After much discussion we feel this is as good a time as ever to draw a line under Lions.Chase.Tigers.
We’d like to thank everyone for their continuous support and guidance throughout our 3 years as a band; it has always been greatly appreciated.
Our great friends have already said it better than we ever could, so we’ll leave you with this:
‘This is our last dance, this is goodnight and goodbye’.
ave, Fraser, Iain, Seoridh
Tickets for tomorrow's Glasgow gig are available here. Next week the final Lions.Chase.Tigers gig will take place in The Tunnels in Aberdeen, on Saturday.

We were always very fond of Lions.Chase.Tigers here at Aye Tunes, they were one of the first bands I caught regularly when I started getting back out to gigs more regularly last year and always gave their all on stage whenever I saw them. I'm sad to see them go, and wish them the best of luck in whatever the members do next.

Lions.Chase.Tigers Website

Monday, 9 August 2010

Too Many Fireworks Podcast & Relaunch

You may know already, but Neil & Heidi of We Sink Ships have gone their separate ways on to new projects of their own, at least for now.

The first of Neil's new projects, the 2mfcast launched last week. The Too Many Fireworks podcast promises to be a semi-regular stab at creating a decent music show playing the best in modern classical, ambient, electronic and post-rock music. It will features occasional guest podcasts, interviews, DJ sets and other chat as well as the odd surprise thrown in.

The first episode is online now a features a brief history of the record label from which the podcast takes its name, with music from Troika, Titus Gein, Findo Gask, Euan McMeeken, Macrocosmica and more.

You can find the first episode here, or subscribe on iTunes.

The label is getting close to relaunching too, with the full back catalogue being made available along with some new releases. I'll tell you more about that when everything is ready though.
In the meantime head over to the Too Many Fireworks Website and sign up to receive a free 8 track sampler.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

This Week's Gigs: 9th - 15th August

Sunday afternoon, must be time for me to trawl my email, Facebook and Twitter for gigs happening this week then. If I've missed anything it is your own fault for not telling me.

Before we get in to the regular gig guide here's a special mention for The Social Services and Open Swimmer. They are off on tour this week and a bit of next, so rather than plug them in to all the relevant days here's all the dates for this week.
12 August - The Studio at The Corran Halls, Oban
13 August - Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore
14 August - The Tunnels, Aberdeen
15 August - Drouthy Neebors, Dundee with Esperi
Edinburgh and Glasgow follow next week, so I'll mention those ones next Sunday.

On to the rest, and as it is a busy week there's less chatter from me about what's on. I'm sure you'll survive without it.

Bear Bones. Captain's Rest. £4. [UPDATE: This gig is cancelled]
No idea who else is playing on the night, but the wee bit of Bear Bones I've heard is good.
Fiona Soe Pang: No Man's Land. FOREST FRINGE: Movey House film/performance party, 3 Bristo Pllace, 11.30pm. Free
Part live performance, part film screening, all awesome? The Magic 8-Ball suggests so.

The Low Miffs, PAWS. Captain's Rest. £4
Little Yellow Ukuleles, Your Neighbour The Liar, Kerrie Lynch, Juan Pablo. Maggie's Chamber, Edinburgh. Free.
Edinburgers take note, this ought to be good.

Kong, Bronto Skylift. Captain's Rest. £8 (Buy from Bronto)
Ten Tracks Presents: The John Knox Sex Club, Wounded Knee, Dead Saints' Bones. Stereo. £1
£1 eh? That's hard to argue with, especially given the quality of the line up.
The Lava Experiments, Andrew Bowers. Maggie Mays.
Fear The Fives. Bloc. Free.
First gig in a wee while from Fear The Fives, who I still need to get along to see at some point.

We're Only Afraid of NYC, Mondegreen. King Tut's. £5 (Buy for £4 and get an exclusive song)
AvPII co-stars warm up for their appearance at the Reading/Leeds festival with a gig at Tut's. I hardly ever mention Mondegreen round here when I really should, they are fab. You should go to this one.

Shambles Miller, Type 23, Communicator, Two in Two. Box. Free.
The Red Show & others. The Admiral.
Not a clue who the others are, details are elusive.
The Phaetons, Kochka, Diamond Sea. Nice N Sleazy.

Panda Su, Julia and the Doogans, Blue Sky Archives. Captain's Rest. £5
Oh, lovely. The west end is annoyingly difficult to get to Paisley from on a Sunday though...
Dave Hughes. Tonic, Dundee. Free.
Zetas Empire, The Ghosties. Box. Free.
Trapped Mice, Holden, Neo Violet, Calum Carlyle. The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh. Free.