Following Mathew’s glowing review of their new album ‘Crystals Fall’ on Saturday, Radio 1’s Vic Galloway has Sparrow and the Workshop’s shows in central Europe and Scandinavia as his Scottish international gigs of this week. The band’s video diary from France is below along with details on every Scottish show abroad this week.

Sparrow and the Workshop in Switzerland, Germany and Scandinavia

by Vic Galloway

Dear oh dear oh dear… I sincerely hope these guys come back in one piece from this! I’m sure they will, but it’ll certainly be an eye-opening jaunt for this Glasgow-based trio as they take to the road supporting the infamous rock’n’roll casualties ‘Brian Jonestown Massacre’, who were immortalised by the ‘rock-umentary’ ‘Dig’, (see below).

Sparrow & the Workshop will certainly get their music exposed to a whole new army of fans, which can only be a good thing. If you don’t know about them, they consist of an American girl, a Scotsman and a Welshman and batter out a twisted, soulful type of indie-country twang that is aimed straight at the heart. They’re raw and wild and have an arsenal of excellent tunes contained on the debut full-length album ‘Crystals Fall’ which was my LP of the month for April on Radio 1.

I’ve been playing them since they were unsigned and have had them in the studio playing live on various occasions. It’s really satisfying for me to see them breaking out of Scotland and taking their brilliant songs and live show to new places. Get along and see them – you will not be disappointed!

Also on tour this week: Alex Smoke, Twin Atlantic, Average White Band, Meursault, Colin Hay, Errors, The Proclaimers, Hostage, Frightened Rabbit, and The Twilight Sad.


Check out Vic on BBC Radio every week:

Monday Night 8.05pm-10pm, BBC Radio Scotland
Vic has a Biffy Clyro special.

Wednesday Night Midnight-2am, BBC Radio 1 in Scotland
Vic has The Fatalists in session.

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Sparrow and the Workshop – European Tour Diary May 2010


Sparrow And The Workshop – “Crossing Hearts” – The Crypt Sessions


Dig! (trailer)


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Scotland on Tour this week

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