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Show 92 – Gas At A Peep

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

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Another busy week and very little podcasting time, so the lip is reasonably-well zipped and the chit-chat is supplied at a reduced level once again. Fear not, though – the music is still smokin’ hot and ready to get you singing along.

Holiday Machine

“Riot Act”
from “Holiday Machine”
by Bottom Of The Hudson
Absolutely Kosher

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Let's Build a Fire

“Steal the Blueprints”
from “Let’s Build a Fire”
by +/- {Plus/Minus}
Absolutely Kosher

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This Is

“Smoke And Mirrors” / “Wonderful Tragedy”
from “This Is”
by Grand Atlantic
Grand Atlantic

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The soundbed was ‘Cebrella by Denis Kitchen.
Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

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Show 91 – ‘Box of Delights’

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

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I’m very excited – this week I’m playing the new single from my good friends and TFL favourites Santa Dog, from their soon-to-be-released debut album, ‘Kittyhawk’. Not only that, but there’s an astoundingly HUGE track from Globus which features a massive choir and orchestra as well as a member of Feeder. All of this is topped off with a cracking double-bill from Movie55, who’re only the second South African artists featured on the show. It simply illustrates the breathtaking quality of unsigned and independent music and musicianship that’s out there – who needs the manufactured dross that makes up the majority of the mainstream these days ?

Santa Dog – Big Bang
Available to buy now as a download (see the various links on their website for details) and as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl single, this is the first release from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Kittyhawk’. Distinctively ‘Dog’, it’s a sparkling stunner !
Santa Dog’s MySpace
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Globus – Orchard of Mines
An epic production, with a big, big sound from members of Vanton (played on TFL #10), Feeder and the assembled cast of orchestral players and a huge choir. It has ‘hit’ stamped all over it, and you’re hearing it first on podcasts. Expect it to hit the charts when it hits mainstream radio.
Globus’s MySpace
Email Globus

Movie55 – Anyone In There / Paint A Picture
A blindingly good pair of songs from only the second South African artists on TFL after Karma. The minute I found them I knew I had a closing duo – catchy, top-drawer rock which leaves you begging for more. And there WILL be more at a future date – so stay tuned !
Movie55’s MySpace
Email Movie55 via the Messages link on their MySpace page.

The soundbed was ‘Iceland’ by Alex Tiuniaev on the PMN.

Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

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Show 90 – Catching up on Grandad

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

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90 shows in (though in reality there have been a few more, as early ‘specials’ went un-numbered), and still feeling young and fresh as a daisy. In two more shows I’ll be matching Grandad for age – and he’s still as young at heart as ever, despite arthritic knees and very little eyesight ! Like him, the show still skelps along like a whippet (translation: ‘goes quickly’) and keeps up with the times. So enjoy another vintage show and do keep the feedback coming.

Heartbreak Club – She Talked To Me
Rattling along with a lovely Rush-cum-punk-cum-80s vibe, these Canadians hit all the right buttons as a show-opener. Grab their CD and other merchandise here !
Heartbreak Club’s MySpace
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Rieser – Like A Whisper
Shamefully neglected before, it’s time to put Rieser in their place on TFL as one of Edinburgh’s finest up-and-coming bands. Get the ‘Well Dressed Thief’ CD from the link on their homepage or on their MySpace page.
Rieser’s MySpace
Email Rieser

Swedish For Beginners – Special Offer For A Limited Time Only / This City Is Not For Me
With a unique sound and a style that only the Swedes seem to produce with aplomb, enjoy the sparkling freshness of this week’s twin-trackers. Their CD-single ‘Magical Machines’ is for sale here.
Breaking News !the band has attracted the attention of one of Sweden’s major producers, Ollie Olsson (who’s worked with artists such as Eagle Eye Cherry, Sugarplum Fairy, I’m From Barcelona, Christian Walz etc – check his CV at mixinc.se), who will produce their first EP. They’ve had rehearsal sessions with him this past weekend, and start recording on Saturday. Both of the songs played on TFL will be re-recorded with the full band (the present versions feature Johan alone). The EP will be released after the summer, and will be followed by a tour (maybe including Britain, if they see that there’s a sufficient fanbase). Get buying, folks !
Swedish For Beginners’ MySpace
Email Swedish For Beginners.

The soundbed was ‘Space Stuff’ by Pierre Journel on the PMN.

Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

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Show 89 – On Being Led Astray

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

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Blame Parky. I was invited out on Tuesday at the last minute to join Kent-based podcaster and ex-PUM editor Paul Parkinson for a few drinks, since he was up in Edinburgh on business. I was only going out for a few, mind – I had a 5.40am rise and a 10 mile cycle the next morning. Somehow it stretched to something like 4 pints of Thrappledouser and two bottles of Innes & Gunn (I feel iffy after 2 pints usually), and although it was a great evening where we were joined by Ewan “TPN” Spence, I was silently cursing him as a hit the cyclepath on Wednesday, feeling disticntly hung over. I set out thinking this was a short show, but after reviewing it at the editing stage, it’s almost 30 minutes anyway. The alcohol was still pickling my brain days later, obviously.

Stereomovers – All I Crave
A great track from the sublime Canadian TFL friends & veterans. Grab their EP on iTunes !
Stereomovers’ MySpace
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Ledenhead – Negative
Hit the stomping beats with the Ledenhead’s original version of this track which I played a few weeks ago, covered by Id Guinness. Get the ‘Small Bang’ CD here
Ledenhead’s MySpace
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Scarlatti Tilt – The Insect’s Party / I Was Only 5
Two songs which “evoke tales of debauched joyful nights, followed by sorrowful mornings, against a backdrop of barrooms and bedrooms.” from this Bristol 3-piece who formed in 2004. Their CD ‘Gathering Of The Haunted’ is for sale here on CDBaby.
Scarlatti Tilt’s MySpace
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The soundbed was ‘Mrs Hook’s Brook’ by Larry Guild .

Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

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The Flashing 12 podcast – the podcast by Paul ‘Parky’ Parkinson, bon viveur, newly-smitten Innis & Gunn drinker and all-round good-guy. I won’t hold my hangover against him….
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Podcast User Magazine – Issue 16 out now

Monday, May 7th, 2007

That finest of free magazines for the podcast listener and producer alike has once more hit the virtual shelves in the cyberspace newsagent. This month you can read all about the John Cleese podcast and catch the another ‘Reveal Yourself’ feature which this month features Kenny Little of Hollow Horse. There’s also a strange bio of a familiar figure on the contents page…. Your copy will – as usual – arrive in the TFL feed, or you can download it by clicking on the image below.

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Show 88 – Championship Titles

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

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As a young man’s (cough !) thoughts turn to summer, it’s good to start finding more new bands and new music from existing bands to accompany the listener through hot, sunny days and warm, humid nights. Funnily enough, the same kinds of thoughts must start going through the artists’ minds, as I’ve noticed a distinct upturn in the number of submissions hitting the Three From Leith inbox. They’re all stunningly good, too – so make sure your aural pleasure receptors have had a good spring clean as there’s podcasting gold in them thar submissions and it’s heading your way in the weeks and months ahead !

Luxembourg – We Only Stayed Together For The Kids
Sparkling 80s-tinged indie stomper ! Grab the CD – buy it here !
Luxembourg’s MySpace
David’s side-project, ‘The Melting Ice Caps’ MySpace
Email Luxembourg

Nikki Nation – Someone To Fly With (Upside Down)
Another stunningly-voiced song from the ‘Siren of the States’ – let Nikki lure you in with this wonderful solo track.
Nikki’s band Whirl
Email Nikki Nation

Phil Ayoub – 4th District Court Of Bristol County / Scenes From An American Highway Rest Stop
Two great, intelligent songs from a very intelligent and musically-gifted man, with titles that threaten to be some of the longest listed this year on TFL ! Phil’s CD ‘Schoolbus Window Paper Heart’ is for sale here.
Phil Ayoub’s MySpace
Email Phil Ayoub

The soundbeds were ‘Sunlit Harbour’ by Torchomatic and ‘Creamy Kittens’ by Ultra Deep Field.

The Slice of Scottish Culture was a Real Radio windup.

Three From Leith theme-tune by Alex Aitken

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