Peenko’s Scots Way-Hay! – The Gothenburg Address
I’ve never really been a massive fan of post-rock bands, though it’s never been through a lack of trying. I own a couple of Mogwai albums and have seen them live on numerous occasions, but while some grown men weep I usually find my mind wandering.
March 24, 2010
Belle and Sebastian Summer Festival Dates
Belle and Sebastian have announced that they will be performing live this summer for the first time since 2008. Currently the Glasgow band are set to play in Japan, Korea, Norway and Finland. Details are below and, as always, the listing will be updated if and when more gigs are added.
March 23, 2010
This Week in SEAN
This week in SEAN, two Scottish films will premiere at the Tribeca film festival, a new John Barrowman interview and Gerard Butler is busy promoting The Bounty Hunter. Videos below include Gerry on the red carpet in NYC, on Good Morning America the next morning without any sleep and on Letterman later that day.
March 23, 2010
Scotland on Tour with Vic Galloway: Codeine Velvet Club
With the chaos of SXSW over for another year, most of the Scottish bands are heading home now but the Codeine Velvet Club were on a 6am flight to Seattle yesterday to start a mini west coast tour with Metric. Vic has more on CVC and all the details of Scotland on Tour this week:
March 22, 2010
This Week in the Gloaming 2010 #12
Each Sunday we present some of the best new photos of Scotland in the gloaming, the magical time before sunrise or after sunset. This week featuring images of Glasgow, Kingsbarns, the Forth Rail Bridge and Yellowcraig Beach.
March 21, 2010
Toad Session: Eagleowl
A large part of me thinks there should be an Eagleowl Interviewers’ Support Group. They are some of the loveliest people you will ever meet, but getting them to talk is like trying to learn Kung-Fu in an afternoon.
March 20, 2010
Video Highlights of Scottish Artists at SXSW Part 1
This week Dear Scotland contributors Vic Galloway and Matthew Young joined me and 13 Scottish bands at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Video highlights from the first two days are below including clips from Colin MacIntyre, Tommy Reilly, Unicorn Kid, Frightened Rabbit, Hudson Mohawke and Codeine Velvet Club.
March 19, 2010
Chinese Numerology and Scottish Football
Living in China these past few years has been a cultural education for me. I’ve given red packets of ‘lai see’ money to my employees at Chinese New Year (always crisp, new notes); I understand why a large apartment block on a hillside was designed with a hole in the middle (it’s so the spirits […]
March 18, 2010
Peenko’s Scots Way-Hay! – The Boy Who Trapped The Sun
It’s not often that I post about artists on major labels, however, in The Boy Who Trapped The Sun’s case I am more than happy to make an exception. It was the session that he recorded for Vic Galloway last year that first brought him to my attention.
March 17, 2010