Last Tuesday, whilst on another flying run home from work, I came off my bike and gave myself a darn good skinning in a few places, as well as knocking my knee a shot. Infection has since set in and I’m not feeling too hot. I put off recording the show until Monday, hoping I’d feel much better but I was a bit too optimistic…
I’m also not he only one suffering from some bad luck at the moment – my good friends Christa and War-N from the band Hungry Lucy had a construction truck crash through their bedroom wall. Was it “Bad Luck For Podcasters Week” last week ?!
This week, then, I’m not going to be talking much during the show and by way of making up for it I’m bringing you six great Scottish tracks (three of which are by artists new to the show). I’m sure you’ll all make them feel very welcome ! My apologies to the artists for not saying much about them during the show, but you’re all present and correct in the shownotes with a full compliment of links !
The Kays Lavelle – Tears
From their new EP, “I Can’t Believe You’re Here“, comes this stunning opener from this Edinburgh-based band. Hauntingly beautiful tracks and guitar-driven rock make this a must-buy at only a fiver. Just listen to the drums as this track gets underway…!!
The Kays Lavelle’s MySpace
Email The Kays Lavelle
Dropkick – Dog and Cat
The multi-instrumental (with the emphasis on ‘mental’, given some of their lyrics !!) Taylor brothers and their band are back with a new album, ‘Obvious’, launching on the 22nd July with a gig in Edinburgh’s Caledonian Backpackers. Support Mr Cockroach, Pretty Boy, Mr Pervert and Cousin Mike and buy the album when it reaches their internet shop soon.
Roy Henderson – The King Of Rock and Roll
Local man Roy doesn’t have a website, but there’s everything you’d need to know about him on MySpace. He has a regular slot at the Central Bar in Leith, which is part of the old Leith Central Station (as in “Trainspotting at Leith Central Station”, to give Irvine Welsh’s book its full title). He says it’s a much nicer place these days…!! A great little song, reminiscent of Mark Knopfler doing alt-country and a voice that I swear could almost be that of a certain Neil Diamond.
Email Roy via his MySpace page
Mike Allen featuring Lizi Trafford – If I Loved You
The man behind DoubtfulStarMusic, the new label promoting bands like Dropkick and The Dead Beat Club, this is a beautiful, heartfelt track from Mike and collaborator Lizi. Simple, tender and haunting. You can buy it (and many other tracks) from the Downloads page on Mike’s site.
The Boy Lacks Patience – Like Sugar
Another sublime track from the stunningly talented Chris’s fabulous ‘Ill Advised’ album which I urge you to grab hold of immediately.
The Boy Lacks Patience MySpace
David William – Outside The Window
Edinburgh singer-songwriter with a fantastic ear for melody and an amazing voice. This is another great track from his ‘One Way Ticket’ album. Buy it now!
This week’s Scottish Expression was cancelled due to illness. It’ll be back next week.
The soundbed is ‘Essence Of Dreams’ by Catherine Duc
Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken
Big props given out to:
Hungry Lucy – listen to their damaged wall story on their podcast, Tea With Hungry Lucy.
AMP’ed podcast – subscribe with this feed
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