Category Archives: My Gig Reviews

Susanne Sundfør – The Barbican, London – 21 May 2018

I had seen Susanne twice before quite recently, both lovely solo shows, but I was determined to get the full band and audio/visual experience she had only shown in Norway. The premise was for her to play her latest album … Continue reading

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St Martiins – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – 18 March 2018

St Martiins from Dundee are singer Katie Lynch and guitarist Mark Johnston. They make modern sounding alt-pop with nice shoegazey tinges. Joined by 2nd guitar, bass and drums they make a bigger impression than a 2 piece. All work well … Continue reading

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Drenge / Kagoule – Art School, Glasgow – 3 May 2018

I’m a big fan of support band Kagoule, having seen them twice before, so a trip to Glasgow including a look at Drenge was well in order. Kagoule were really good as usual, but suffered a bit from support band … Continue reading

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Half Formed Things – The Mash House, Edinburgh – 28 April 2018

Half Formed Things are a precious discovery of a new band for me, but I think Karen loves them even more! They have been building quietly since we saw them last year, which seems to be a careful and thoughtful … Continue reading

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The Postcards – Liberton Rugby Club, Edinburgh – 21 April 2018

This is not really a review, because I was actually in the band playing the bass guitar!  My first proper gig since Oct 1989! I’ve been so lucky to hook up with a great bunch, not only smart, fun people, … Continue reading

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The Darling Buds – The Lexington, London – 14 April 2018

Getting on for … ahem, 30 years since our band AVO-8 supported The Darling Buds around the UK on their 89 tour. Jan pointed out that back then, we never really got to watch them properly, so we put that … Continue reading

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Goat Girl – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – 10 April 2018

I’d enjoyed seeing Goat Girl twice before supporting Girl Band and Moonlandingz, but I think this is their first headlining tour in support of their first album that has a lot of justified attention and hype. I really like their … Continue reading

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Cabbage / She Drew The Gun – Mash House, Edinburgh – 5 April 2018

I really liked support band She Drew The Gun last time I saw them, an easy decision to go to Mash House to catch them again and see what all the fuss was about Cabbage. And She Drew The Gun … Continue reading

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Trembling Bells – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – 3 April 2018

Sneaky Pete’s was packed out and loaded us all in a tardis back in time to the early 70s with Trembling Bells, what a great trip! ‘Acid Folk’ has been used as a name for their particular blend of psychedelia … Continue reading

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Frankly The Smiths – Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate – 24 March 2018

Frankly The Smiths are frankly, brilliant! A 90+min, 23 song set list was gleefully lapped up by us and an enthusiastic Bathgate Saturday night crowd. Go and see them … soon! 7.5/11 – Attended by George, Karen, Jan

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