HMS Ginafore

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King Creosote and Jon Hopkins - Grand Ole Opry, Glasgow, Wed 7 Sep

19 Sep 20114 stars

The recent Mercury award nominees hit all the right notes

Gig of the year if they win, they said. Not a dry eye in the house if they win, they said. Well, guess what. They didn’t win. You think that made their Glasgow performance any less enthralling? Two chords in – two of Hopkins’ hymnal, heart-stopping…

Bun Fight at the OK Karail #1 - Crail Community Hall, Sat 9 April

15 Apr 20114 stars

Sometimes, with Fence Collective shows – with the strange, intangible magic they weave – it helps to unravel them in reverse. For example, it makes perfect sense for the night to end in a cosy pub, with a hoard of mildly sunburnt gig-goers rubbing…

Randan Discotheque's Heather the Weather - Single of the Month

14 Jan 2011

Singles & downloads January 2011

The humanoid is often wracked with existential angst at the turn of the year. This malady will be aggravated by the latest release from Sandi Thom. One is likely to suffer unyielding conundrums like: why has this single been released? And: why has Thom…

Fence Homegame 2010 line-up

20 Jan 2010

‘We’ve got the incredible Four Tet headlining on the Sunday night. His live sets are always spectacularly electric – so we’re really excited. Kieran has been to Homegame before, playing guitar as part of One Little Plane – so we’re delighted to have him…

King Creosote & HMS Ginafore - Love + Hate = Hate

27 Nov 20084 stars

FOLK Providing the finest cross-gender pop union since Bonnie Tyler inveigled Todd Rundgren, this bilateral treat from the Fence Collective king and queen might invoke the mathematical tongue, but this is an album of human equations: limbs are…

Club Welto

28 Feb 20083 stars

ECLECTIC The Village Bar, Leith, Fri 8 Feb This new night is the very definition of a mixed bag, throwing differing musical styles and other entertainment in with pleasing, if variable, results. Wounded Knee (Drew Wright) opens the proceedings…