Sunday, 25 April 2010

The Cat on "Where The Action Is" Kirkcaldy VRN 1287 AM - Sunday 25 April 2010

The sun has well and truly got its hat on, as well as the rest of its holiday clothes, and toddled off somewhere else. Still I'll try and bring some musical sunshine in the shape of "Where the action Is". As usual we'll play two rounds of the Connect 3 game, we'll celebrate the birthday of songwriter Michael Brown and this week's foreign language track comes from Gillian Hills. There's also the half-time instrumental, the Trojan Mod Reggae track (still no suggestions for a groovy name for this feature?) and there's Two of a Kind from Nino Tempo and April Stevens. I'll also be playing another track from the brand new Jackie Leven album, "Gothic Road". For the last time we'll feature tracks from the Sunshine Pop edition of the Chartbusters USA series, "The Laurie Records Story" and "Phil's Spectre II: Another Wall of Soundalikes". Here are this week's dishes - tuck in:

The Beach Boys - Darlin' (Capitol 1967)
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound (RCA 1961) (show theme)
Mary Wells - One Block From Heaven (Motown 1966)
Ella Washington - Too Weak To Fight (Sound Stage 7 1972)
The Del-Rons - Your Big Mistake (Laurie 1964)
Bobby Vee & The Strangers - Look At Me Girl (Liberty 1966)
Gloria Dennis - How Can I Be Sure (That It's Love) (Laurie 1965)
Bobby Coleman - (Baby) You Don't Have To Tell Me (Bounty 1965)
Gemini - Sunshine River (Clarion 1969) (Connect 3)
The Sunshine Company - Back On The Street Again (Imperial 1967) (Connect 3)
The Box Tops - I Only See Sunshine (Mala 1969) (Connect 3)
The Charmers - Shy Guy (Laurie 1963)
Kane and Abel - Break Down and Cry (Destination 1965)
The Left Banke - She May Call You Up Tonight (Smash 1967) (Birthday: 25/4/49 Michael Brown)
The Cheese Cakes - Heading for a Heartbreak (Laurie 1966)
Noreen Corcoran - Dreamin' of You (Vee-Jay 1964)
Gillian Hills - Maintenant Il Telephone (Barclay 1963) (Foreign Language)
Mamas and the Papas - I Saw Her Again (Dunhill 1966)
The Small Faces - Own Up Time (Decca 1966) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Bernadette Carroll - Circus Girl (Laurie 1965)
Spanky & Our Gang - Lazy Day (Mercury 1967)
Owen Gray - Running Around (Blue Beat 1960) (Trojan Mod Reggae)
Willie Hobbs - Where Did I Go Wrong? (Sound Stage 7 1970)
Joe South - Don't Be Ashamed (Capitol 1969)
Beverly Warren - Let Me Get Close To You (Rust 1965)
Jackie Leven - John Paul Getty's Silver Cadillac (Cooking Vinyl 2010) (Under The Influence)
The Forum - The River Is Wide (Mira 1966)
Connie Stevens - A Girl Never Knows (Warner Bros 1964)
Brenda Lee Jones - You're The Love of My Life (Rust 1966)
The Peppermint Rainbow - Don't Wake Me Up In The Morning, Michael (Decca 1969) (Connect 3)
Jackie Lee - End of a Rainbow (LP version) (Pye 1971) (Connect 3)
The Rainbow People - Rainbows (Pye 1968) (Connect 3)
The Chiffons - Keep The Boy Happy (Laurie 1967)
Marcy - Love (Can Make You Happy) (Sundi 1969)
Nino Tempo & April Stevens - The Habit of Lovin' You Baby (White Whale 1966) (Two of a Kind)
Nino Tempo & April Stevens - All Strung Out (White Whale 1966) (Two of a Kind)
Harpers Bizarre - Anything Goes (Warner Bros 1967)
The Righteous Brothers - Nite Owl (Moonglow 1964)
The Association - Time for Livin' (Warner Bros 1968)
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound (RCA 1961) (show theme)

If you're in the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, you can tune in on channel 3 on your hospital bedside or on 1287AM on the Medium Wave.

That's it for this week. Next week will be a self-indulgent Birthday special as it's the day before my big day. I'll be playing tracks by artists who have Paul in their name, or songs/artists about cats (because I'm "The Cat") and a few birthday/party tracks. Until then, it's good day and good health.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

The Cat on "Where The Action Is" Kirkcaldy VRN 1287 AM - Sunday 18 April 2010

It's back to VRN after a week of sunshine in beautiful Strathyre. We'll play two rounds of the Connect 3 game, we'll celebrate the birthday of Manfred Mann multi-instrumentalist Mike Vickers and this week's foreign language track comes from Sandie Shaw. There's also the half-time instrumental, the Trojan Mod Reggae track (any suggestions for a groovy name for this feature?) and there's Two of a Kind from Reparata, with and without the Delrons. We'll also play a track from the brand new Jackie Leven album, "Gothic Road". This month's shows will feature tracks from the Sunshine Pop edition of the Chartbusters USA series, "The Laurie Records Story" and "Phil's Spectre II: Another Wall of Soundalikes". This week's delights:

The Lovin' Spoonful - She Is Still A Mystery (Kama Sutra 1967)
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound (RCA 1961) (show theme)
The Fifth Dimension - Workin' On A Groovy Thing (Soul City 1969)
Marie Antoinette - He's My Dream Boy (Providence 1964)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - If You Can Want (Tamla 1968)
The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine (Buddah 1967)
The Bonnets - Ya Gotta Take A Chance (Unical 1963)
Dawn - Sandy (Laurie 1968)
Robert Knight - Love On A Mountain Top (Monument 1973) (Connect 3)
The Victorians - Climb Every Mountain (Liberty 1963) (Connect 3)
Valerie Mountain - Some People (Pye 1962) (Connect 3)
The Summits - He's An Angel (Harmon/Rust 1963)
The Young Rascals - A Girl Like You (Atlantic 1967)
Manfred Mann - Hubble Bubble (Toil and Trouble) (HMV 1964) (Birthday: 18/4/40 Mike Vickers)
Timmy & The Persianettes - Timmy Boy (Olympia 1963)
Cortina Ford - Don't Lean On Me (Laurie 1966)
Sandie Shaw - Rien N'Est Fini (Guardo Te Che Te Ne Vai) (Pye 1966) (Foreign Language)
The Satisfactions - Bring It All Down (Imperial 1966)
Dave Pike - Sweeet Tater Pie (Atlantic 1965) (Half-Time Instrumental)
The Tokens - She Lets Her Hair Down (Buddah 1969)
The Fantastic Vantastics - Gee What A Boy (Tuff 1965)
Clancy All Stars - C N Express (Trojan 1967) (Trojan Mod Reggae)
Dana Gillespie - Thank You Boy (Pye 1965)
The Charmers - Sweet Talk (Laurie 1963)
The Friends of Distinction - Grazing In The Grass (RCA 1969)
Jackie Leven - Gothic Road (Cooking Vinyl 2010) (Under The Influence)
The Chiffons - Love Me Like You're Gonna Lose Me (Laurie 1969)
The Velvelettes - Let Love Live (A Little Bit Longer) (Unreleased 1965)
The Knickbockers - Wishful Thinking (Challenge 1966)
Helen Shapiro - A Teenager Sings The Blues (EMI 1962) (Connect 3)
The Jeans - Whenever A Teenager Cries (Laurie 1981) (Connect 3)
Joe Simon - Teenager's Prayer (Sound Stage 7 1965) (Connect 3)
Ruby & The Romantics - Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore (Kapp 1965)
The Neon Philharmonic - Morning Girl (Warner Bros 1969)
Reparat and the Delrons - I'm Nobody's Baby Now (RCA Victor 1966) (Two of a Kind)
Reparata - Your Life Is Gone (Laurie 1972) (Two of a Kind)
The Association - Time for Livin' (Warner Bros 1968)
The Rolling Stones - Plundered My Soul (Polydor 1972)
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound (RCA 1961) (show theme)

If you're in the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, you can tune in on channel 3 on your hospital bedside or on 1287AM on the Medium Wave.

That's it for this week. It's back to the day job and changeable weather but I'll be back with you next week for more aural delights. Until then, it's good night and good health.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

The Cat on "Where The Action Is" Kirkcaldy VRN 1287 AM - Sunday 11 April 2010

After the trauma of the HBA awards and the chocolate-flavoured goings-on of the Easter weekend, it's back to normality and the usual mix of mod, soul, Motown, alternative pop and a veritable cornucopia of classic cuts from the late 50s through to the early 70s. This month's shows will feature tracks from the Sunshine Pop edition of the Chartbusters USA series, The Laurie Records Story and "Phil's Spectre II: Another Wall of Soundalikes". Eyes down for a full house:

The Turtles - Happy Together (White Whale 1967)
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound (RCA 1961) (show theme)
The Summits - Hanky Panky (Harmon/Rust 1963)
The Beach Boys - I Do (Unreleased 1963)
The Critters - Younger Girl (Kapp 1966)
Les Girls - I Still Love You (Laurie 1966)
The Velvelettes - A Bird in the Hand (Is Worth Two In the Bush) (VIP 1965)
The Cowsills - The Rain, The Park and Other Things (MGM 1967)
Eight Feet - Bobby's Come A Long Long Way (Columbia 1966) (Connect 3)
Keith - 98.6 (Mercury 1966) (Connect 3)
Four Tops - Wonderful Baby (Motown 1967) (Connect 3)
Cher - I Go To Sleep (Imperial 1965)
Linda and the Lindettes - He's Mine (Unreleased 1964)
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie (Jerden 1963) (Birthday: 11/4/35 Richard Berry)
The Goodies - Dum Dum Ditty (Blue Cat 1965)
Don and the Goodtimes - I Could Be So Good To You (Epic 1967)
Jacques Brel - Le Moribond (Philips 1961) (Foreign Language)
Lorrie Darnell - Nothing Went Right (Laurie 1963)
Tony Newman - Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Donovan - Wear Your Love Like Heaven (Epic 1967)
Dobie Gray - No Room To Cry (Charger 1966)
Tommy McCook - Riverton City (Trojan 1966) (Trojan Mod Reggae)
Mama Cass - It's Getting Better (Dunhill 1969)
The Rockin' Berries - The Water Is Over My Head (Piccadilly 1965)
Dawn - I'm Afraid They're All Talking About Me (Laurie 1967)
Jackie Leven - In a Shivering Blaze (Cooking Vinyl 2010) (Under The Influence)
Suzy Wallis - Be My Man (RCA-Victor 1965)
Tommy James and The Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion (Roulette 1969)
Episode Six - Put Yourself In My Place (Pye 1965)
Kathy Lynn & The Playboys - I Got A Guy (Swan 1964) (Connect 3)
Bernadette Carroll - He's Just A Playboy (Laurie 1965) (Connect 3)
Sundown Playboys - Saturday Night Special (Apple 1972) (Connect 3)
The Dreamlovers - You Gave Me Somebody To Love (Warner Bros 1966)
Robert John - If You Don't Want My Love (Columbia 1968)
The Chiffons - If I Knew Then (What I Know Now) (Laurie 1966) (Two of a Kind)
The Chiffons - Stop, Look and Listen (Laurie 1966) (Two of a Kind)
Clydie King - The Thrill Is Gone (Imperial 1965)
Chris Farlowe - Out of Time (Immediate 1966)
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound (RCA 1961) (show theme)

That's it for this week. I'm now off for a week's R&R with my ladies but I'll back for next week's show. Until then, it's good night and good health.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Paul Haig Day II

The second annual Paul Haig Day is almost upon us (Here's last year's choice). As I'll be back to work tomorrow and won't be able to post until late in the day I'm going to post my selection now, a few hours early.

For those who don't know, Paul Haig Day came about from an idea by JC at the excellent Vinyl Villain blog.

This came about as a direct result of the law-unto-itself that is the DMCA. According to Wikpedia, "The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet. Passed on October 12, 1998 by a unanimous vote in the United States Senate and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998, the DMCA amended Title 17 of the United States Code to extend the reach of copyright, while limiting the liability of the providers of on-line services for copyright infringement by their users."

What this means, in English, is that this law is being used to not only remove the "offending" mp3s they consider to be posted illegally but the blogs hosting them aswell. The problem with this is that the DMCA is being used indiscriminantly to target people, including those who either own the songs they're linking to or have permission from those who own the tracks. This also means that America owns the Interweb, but you knew that, right?

Paul Haig has once again kindly given permission for one or more of his tracks to be posted on blogs and this year I've chosen the 12" mix of "The Only Truth", co-produced by Paul Haig, Bernard Sumner (New Order) and Donald Johnson (A Certain Ratio).

mp3: Paul Haig - The Only Truth 12"

Paul has also provided an exclusive remix of the opening track of his current album, "Relive" for your delectation.

mp3: Paul Haig - Trip Out The Rider Mix 2

By all means, download these tracks, that's what it's there for, but if it whets your appetite for more music from Scotland's best kept secret then go to his website and/or Amazon store, which are linked below. Paul Haig's Wikipedia page is pretty comprehensive and you can find out about "The Only Truth" HERE.

"Trip Out the Rider" will also be released as a 7" single later in the year and will feature a very special collaborator.


Paul Haig's official website
Paul Haig's MySpace
Paul Haig's Amazon Store

Other Blogs who took part last year and may do again this year are:

Condemned To Rock'n'Roll
Acid Ted
Exile On Moan Street
Across The Kitchen Table
17 Seconds
Love Shack, Baby
Castles In Space
Blogger's Delite
How Does That One Go Again?
Aye Tunes
Sexy Loser
Armagideon Time
A Sweet Unrest
The Songs That People Sing
Sunset Over Slawit
Manic Pop Thrills
Song, By Toad
London Cafe : The Best Of UK Indie
Helpless Dancer

A "Heaven Sent" idea.

Trips and Falls - He Was Such A Quiet Boy (Song, By Toad Records)

He Was Such a Quiet Boy
by Trips and Falls
Hello, apologies for the spam once more, but I thought you might be interested in a copy of our latest release: He Was Such a Quiet Boy by Montreal band Trips and Falls. They sent me this last year and I absolutely loved it, but like so many bands, they weren't exactly pushing their own publicity all that hard, so after six months of no-one else really discovering this band I decided fuck it, I would ask if I could release it on Song, by Toad Records.

Fortunately they said yes, and here it is. Chris from the Brothers Grimm did the artwork for the new release, and we hand-pressed three-hundred copies in the house, before sending them back to Montreal for the band's launch party. It's strange, creepy guitar music but it's really compelling. As Chris Buckle wrote in the Skinny: "Their woozy experiments sound like a band that decided to play their instruments backwards and blindfolded – and discovered it worked."

mp3 downloads

Trips and Falls - How Do You Do
Trips and Falls - In Real Life He Wears Corduroy Pants

Buy links, MySpace and other resources...

Trips and Falls on MySpace
He Was Such a Quiet Boy Artwork
Buy from Song, by Toad Records
Buy from Amazon mp3
Buy from eMusic

Saturday, 3 April 2010

The Cat on "Where The Action Is" Kirkcaldy VRN 1287AM - Sunday 4 April 2010

Due to a family engagement on Easter Sunday, I've already recorded this show for broadcast on that day. I don't particularly like recording them in advance as I prefer the warts-and-all live approach but when needs must, the devil drives. Monday 5 April would have been Joe Meek's 81st birthday and to commemorate the legendary maverick producer, here's a show dedicated to Joe Meek (although the regaulr features have been kept in):

Gelnda Collins - I Lost My Heart at the Fairground (HMV 1963)
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound (RCA 1961) (show theme)
Lance Fortune - Be Mine (Pye 1960)
Gene Vincent - Temptation Baby (Unreleased 1963)
Denise Scott & The Soundsmen - Your Love Keeps Me Going (Unreleased 65/66)
Mike Berry and the Admirals - It's Just A Matter of Time (HMV 1962)
Pete & The Boulevards - You're My Girl (Unreleased - Year Unknown)
Billy Dean - Ridin' The Rails (Unreleased 61/62)
Bobby Rio and the Revelles - Value for Love (Pye 1965) (Connect 3)
Pamela Blue - My Friend Bobby (Decca 1963) (Connect 3)
Bobby Cristo - The Other Side of the Track (Decca 1964) (Connect 3)
Michael Cox - Stand Up (HMV 1962)
Billie Davis - Don't Knock On My Door (Unreleased 1962)
Major Lance - Monkey Time (Okeh 1962) (Birthday: 4/4/41 Major Lance)
Heinz - Just Like Eddie (Decca 1963)
The Sharades - Boy Trouble (Decca 1964)
John Leyton - John C'Est L'Amour (Unreleased 1961) (Foreign Language)
The Cryan' Shames - Please Stay (Decca 1966)
The Tornados - Globetrotter (Decca 1963) (Half-Time Instrumental)
Gunilla Thorn - Merry Go Round (HMV 1960)
Charles Kingsley Creation - Summer Without Sun (Columbia 1965)
The Beach Boys - You Need A Mess of Help To Stand Alone (Brother/Reprise 1972) (A to Z of The Beach Boys - Y)
The Beach Boys - You Still Believe In Me (Capitol 1966) (A to Z of The Beach Boys - Y)
John Holt - Ali Baba (Trojan 1969)
Flip - Mama Don't Lie (Unreleased 1965)
Man or Astroman - Taxidermist Surf (Estrus 1993) (Under The Influence)
The Riot Squad - I Take It That We're Through (Pye 1966)
The Cameos - Powercut (Columbia 1963)
The Puppets - Shake With Me (Pye 1964)
Houston Wells and the Marksmen - Only The Heartaches (Parlophone 1963) (Connect 3)
Toby Ventura - If My Heart Were A Storybook (Decca 1963) (Connect 3)
Diane and the Javelins - Heart and Soul (Columbia 1966) (Connect 3)
Kenny Hollywood - Magic Star (Decca 1962)
Jenny Moss - Big Boys (Columbia 1963)
The Honeycombs - I Can't Stop (Interphon 1964) (Two of a Kind)
The Honeycombs - Something I've Got To Tell You (Pye 1965) (Two of a Kind)
Geoff Goddard - Girl Bride (HMV 1961) - Especially for John Cavanagh
Neil Christian and the Crusaders - The Road To Love (Columbia 1962)
John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me (Top Rank 1961)
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound (RCA 1961) (show theme)
Joe Meek - Meeksville Answering Machine

As there are no songs beginning with X and Z, this week was the last in the A to Z of the Beach Boys series and John Holt's "Ali Baba" previews our new weekly Trojan Mod Reggae track, which takes its place. Until next week, when normal (live) service resumes, it's good day and good health.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Who Would Be In Your A to Z of Scottish Music?

Vic Galloway on Radio Scotland broadcast his second volume of the A to Z of Scottish Music and I thought, who would be in my list(s), so here goes:

A - Aztec Camera/Attic Lights
B - BMX Bandits/The Beatstalkers
C - Camera Obscura/Cocteau Twins
D - Dropkick/The Delgados
E - Eugenius/18 Wheeler
F - The Fire Engines/Roddy Frame
G - James Grant/Green Peppers
H - Roddy Hart/Paul Haig
I - Isa and the Filthy Tongues/Incredible String Band
J - Josef K/Jesus and Mary Chain
K - The Kaisers/Eugene Kelly
L - Jackie Leven/Lulu
M - Marmalade/Colin Macintyre
N - The 1990s/Nacional
O - The Orchids/Orange Juice
P - The Poets/The Proclaimers
Q - Paul Quinn/The Questions
R - The Rezillos/Gerry Rafferty
S - Superstar/The Supernaturals
T - Teenage Fanclub/Trashcan Sinatras
U - Uresei Yatsura/Midge Ure
V - The Vaselines/The View
W - Win/The Wake
X - The Xcerts/X-Lion Tamer
Y - Yummy Fur/James Yorkston
Z - Zephyrs/Zoey Van Goey

Who would make your shortlist?

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Gerry Loves Records - First Release


Gerry Loves Records is a brand new label based in Edinburgh, releasing vinyl and download singles by their favourite up and coming artists. Their first release is a split single from Conquering Animal Sound and Debutant, released on 5th April 2010.

At Gerry Loves Records we love the intimate feel you get of an artist and their music through vinyl pressings. To us there is nothing quite like buying vinyl - unwrapping it when you get home, carefully taking it out of the sleeve, delicately laying it on your turntable and placing the needle on the record before waiting for that first hiss.

To celebrate our love of all things vinyl and encourage listeners to embrace it, the vinyl version of the single includes not only a free downloads of both tracks but also a second exclusive track from each artist. These extra bonus tracks are only available to download with the vinyl purchase.

Find out more and pre-order the single at

To launch the label and the single, a mini tour is planned for the beginning of April:

Thu 1st April 2010, 10pm - Dirty Hearts Club @ Snafu, Aberdeen
Debutant + Conquering Animal Sound with support from Admiral Fallow
Tickets on the door

Fri 2nd April 2010, 7pm - The Roxy Room, Edinburgh
Conquering Animal Sound + Debutant with support from Wounded Knee

Sat 3rd April 2010 - Classic Grand 2, Glasgow
Conquering Animal Sound + Debutant with support from The Seventeenth Century and F*X G*T D**TA

About the artists:

Debutant -

Debutant is one man, a guitar and a voice. Although he writes and sings songs, he’s certainly not a singer-songwriter in the traditional sense. Think dreamy pop songs augmented by textured atmospheric soundscapes. Or something like that.

Having plied his trade in bands, Phillip began writing songs and compositions that didn’t suit the style of the bands he was in. So he purchased a loop pedal and figured he’d do it all himself. He played his first set in April 2008 and has since played with artists such as Glissando, Meursault, Immanu El, Ballboy, Over the Wall, Copy Haho, David Grubbs, Viking Moses, The Pictish Trail, Vessels, Found, The Xcerts and Hugh Cornwell.

Debutant loops and layers guitars, creating shimmering atmospheres over which he adds delicate, breathless and dreamy vocals. The songs are deceptively simple yet affecting. Having relocated to Edinburgh in 2009, 2010 will see Debutant release a full-length album.

"Debutant's music ignores genres altogether, sounding something like what would happen if Mark Kozelek and Kevin Shields had an afternoon, a spare room and a multitude of ideas. Definitely worth checking out live" - isthismusic?

"This is beautiful; four basic home-made lo-fi bedroom recordings – delicate, basic, fractured, dreamy, creamy and very simple. Uncluttered and turning the lo-fi option and the basic equipment on to a warm positive vibrant less is so much more piece of beauty. Four dreamy textured lo-fi pieces/songs" - Organ Magazine: Demo of the Week

"Nostalgic sounds of comfort echo in the best track on this EP of demos, 'Solitude': stunning. The smooth composition drains all worries away, landscapes and the sky become your comforting friends. Yes the guy possesses the voice to do that, comfort you." - Crumbs in the Butter

Conquering Animal Sound -

Conquering Animal Sound is made up of Anneke Kampman and James Scott. A musical project in it’s infancy but one that is filled with much promise and potential. Already making great waves within the musical community of Edinburgh their live show is something of awe-inspiring greatness, creating loops, beats and samples out of anything and everything with Anneke’s sumptuous vocal’s carrying the sounds to what seems like a new world. A debut album is in the works - set to be released via Gizeh Records/Mini50 later in the year. Big things are predicted for the band in 2010.

"Meticulously built up vocal, laptop and electric guitar loops that evolve into spookily charming minimalist incantations." - The List

"Kampman’s gorgeous intone floats telepathically into the tapestry of guitar and loops created by Scott. Recalling the minimalistic dalliances of Scandinavian progressives Múm, CAS are quite unlike anything you’ll hear in Scotland today" - The Scotsman

Hinterland 2010 Timetable


Hinterland kicks off the festival season for 2010 in Glasgow this Saturday offering six headline acts and more than 20 other live performances for only £15. Full times on stage for all bands are now announced below. Each main venue is hosted by one of our partners so don't miss.....

Radio Magnetic's main stage at The Arches featuring Joe Goddard, British Sea Power and Mystery Jets. Lucky Me and Ballers host the dance arch with Cooly G headlining, Moshi Moshi's takeover Macsorleys and Gigwise host The Admiral.

Full Timetable

The Arches Main Room (hosted by Radio Magnetic)

2 - 3 Grecoroman Soundsystem

1 - 2 Joe Goddard Hot Chip DJ Set

11.30 - 1 Friendly Fires DJ Set

11 - 11.30 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

10 - 11 Mystery Jets

8.30 - 9.30 British Sea Power

The Arches Dance Arch (hosted by LuckyMe & Ballers Social Club)

1.30 - 3am Cooly G

12 - 1.30 Marcus Nasty

11 - 12 Eclair FiFi

9.45 - 10.45 Jeffrey Lewis

9 - 9.30 French Wives

8.15 - 8.45 Ambulances

Macsorleys (hosted by Moshi Moshi)

10.30 - 11 Silver Columns DJ

9.45 - 10.30 Hot Club de Paris

9.15 - 9.45 Silver Columns DJ

8.30 - 9.15 Is Tropical

8.15 - 8.30 Silver Columns DJ

7.45 - 8.15 Spectrals

7 - 7.45 Silver Columns DJ

6.30 - 7pm Mazes


9 - 9.45 Johnny Foreigner

7.45 - 8.30 Midnight Lion

6.30 - 7.15 The Kays Lavelle

Pivo Pivo

9.45 - 10.30 The Boy Who Trapped The Sun

8.45 - 9.30 Panda Su

7.45 - 8.15 Alan Mckim

7 - 7.30 Emmas Imagination

The Admiral (hosted by Gigwise)

9 - 10 Pulled Apart By Horses

8 - 8.45 Bleech

7 - 7.30 Kitty The Lion


8 - 8.30 The Darien Venture

7 - 7.30 Little Yellow Ukuleles

6 - 6.30 Make Sparks

Tigerfest 2010 - Line-up unveiled

Tigerfest 2010 lineup includes Malcolm Middleton, King Creosote, The Unwinding Hours, Martin Stephenson and TV21.

Tigerfest has announced its lineup for May 2010. It’s another top-notch collection of acts combining some of Scotland’s top talent, with established names and future stars alongside some appearances from favourites from far and wide.

The mini-festival, which runs for three weeks, takes in shows in Dunfermline, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, running in conjunction with its affiliates Baby Tiger, the Carnegie Hall, Interesting Music Promotions, and online/media partner is this music?

There’s also a clutch of co-promotions with partners such as Electric Circus and the Cabaret Voltaire, plus the Fence and 17seconds labels.


Malcolm Middleton - one-off show as the former Arab Strap man interrupts his hiatus of recording and writing. Joined by Spare Snare, Dundonian lo-fi legends.
King Creosote - currently embarking on a one-man tour of England, this exclusive Scottish leg also includes Fence labelmate Rozi Plain and Edinburgh’s upcoming star Withered Hand.
Also, part of ‘Celebrating Fife 2010' - a triple bill of Ambulances, Vertis and Crayons, three of Scotland’s most promising acts, and all from the Kingdom.

Special one-off gig sees The Unwinding Hours - former Aereogramme members and perhaps already makers of Scottish album of the year - perform, with support from Katerwaul.

This year the focus is on the capital with a total of seven shows and 20 acts performing during the first two weeks of May. Top of the bill is hard to say - with indie legend Martin Stephenson, reformed 80s act TV21, and the best in new talent including There Will Be Fireworks, Jesus H. Foxx, X-Lion Tamer, The Gothenburg Address and Chris Bradley.

Briefing and background:
Tigerfest has run since 2004 as a regular independent festival of new music. Originated in Edinburgh by promoter Baby Tiger, it expanded to feature showpiece gigs in Dunfermline and take in towns and cities across Scotland. It has seen bands such as Idlewild, King Creosote, Emma Pollock, Malcolm Middleton, Half Man Half Biscuit, Nouvelle Vague and Camera Obscura perform as well as promoting early gigs by KT Tunstall and We Were Promised Jetpacks, and giving acts such as Frightened Rabbit and Dananananaykroyd headline shows.

Full listings:


Wed 5
Blueflint / Andi Neate / Andy Tucker & The Scattered Family, @ Electric Circus (White Noise night). 7pm, £3

Thu 6
Phoebe Kreutz / Casey / Emily Scott / The Stantons, @ Wee Red Bar. 7pm, £6

Sun 9
17 Seconds night: X-Lion Tamer / The Wildhouse / The Gothenburg Address, @ Roxy Art House. 7pm, £6

Tue 11
TV21 / Boycotts / Midas Fall, @ Cabaret Voltaire. 7pm, £7

Wed 12
is this music? presents: Jesus H. Foxx / There Will Be Fireworks, @ Electric Circus (White Noise night). 7pm, £3

Thu 13
17 Seconds night: Chris Bradley / Dirty Cuts / Last Battle, @ Roxy Art House. 7pm, £6

Fri 14
Martin Stephenson / Alex Cornish, @ Wee Red Bar. 7pm, £11


Thu 20 May
Ambulances / Vertis / Crayons. 7.30pm, £5

Fri 21 May
Fence Records night: King Creosote / Withered Hand / Rozi Plain. 7.30pm, £10

Sat 22 May
Malcolm Middleton / Spare Snare. 7.30pm, £10

Thu 21 May
The Unwinding Hours / Katerwaul, @ Tunnels (Interesting Music Promotions). 8pm, £8 / £6

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