Vic is back after putting together his definitive list of the albums of 2010. On that list was Edwyn Collins new record and Vic has more on Edwyn who is on tour this week in Germany. Other artists touring this week include Biffy in Australia, and Fran Healy in the US. Full details below.

Edwyn Collins in Germany
by Vic Galloway

It’s been well documented that Scottish indie legend, Edwyn Collins suffered from a horrific brain haemorrhage and has made an incredible, lazarus-like recovery. It’s testament to such will, determination and raw talent that not only is he recovering, but making some of the best music of his career.

‘Losing Sleep’ is the current album made post-illness and has some A-list indie collaborations thereon from Johnny Marr, Franz Ferdinand, The Drums, The Magic Numbers & The Cribs. The album is up-tempo, forceful, full of energy and ideas. So good in fact, I’ve put it in my Top 75 albums of 2010. Edwyn’s been taking to the stage again too, and the gigs are celebratory, joyful affairs with songs from his Orange Juice years and excellent solo back catalogue.

His voice is still very much intact, and the material sounds as fresh as ever. If you’re in Germany, try to get along and see a Scottish rock’n’roll campaigner and a true inspiration.

Also on tour this week: Frightened Rabbit, Biffy Clyro, Teenage Fanclub, Isobel Campbell, and Fran Healy.

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Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep

Orange Juice – Rip It Up.

Scotland on Tour this week

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