The FAWM experiment

So, we’ve got to the end of February already and I’m happy to say I managed to get through my first attempt at February Album Writing Month (or FAWM as it’s known – think NaNoWriMo for songwriters) more or less successfully. I say more or less because, while the aim of the challenge is to […]

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The Stag Is Set

This weekend sees the return of the Stag & Dagger festival to Glasgow (or Stag & Dagger presents Live at Glasgow, as it’s now known. Always enjoy the day itself, but I love the build-up too. For the last couple of months we’ve building a spotify playlist as the bill has been announced and listening […]

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Obliques

Over the last few weeks I’ve been enjoying the slow reanimation of wur band. It’s been packed away up in the creative attic for a while (because..life) but now we’ve been working on some new songs and are well on the road I hope to getting them into a shape for recording and playing live. I say new […]

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A Taste Of Black Honey

This is a straightforward plea, to those of you who have wider music knowledge than me.  I’m looking for info/links/anything on a band called Black Honey. Here, let me explain why: Round about this time of year I start putting together my playlist for getting to know the bands I’ll be able to see at ex-Stag […]

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Songs In The Key Of : 1

Turning alphabetical order into sort-of numerical for this episode of In The Key Of. Once – Laura Marling Once I Was – MG Boulter One And Only – Barenaked Ladies One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces -Ben Folds Five One Day At A Time – Blue Rose Code One Good Reason – Lucy Kaplanski […]

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Songs In The Key Of : C

This week’s random meander through my music files throws up a bunch of interesting bands with an apparent fixation on the subjects of charm, chemicals, children and choices. It’s: Songs In The Key Of: C(h) Charm Of The Dangerous Minx – Filthy Boy Charmed Life – The Divine Comedy Chemotherapy – Call To Mind Chemtrails – Beck […]

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