Fascinating Things : Issue 29

Terri with some chap……

UK-based hardcore punk/grindcore legends, Extreme Noise Terror, release their self-titled new full-length via Willowtip Records November 5th.

In late October Dave Graney will release a second volume of demo recordings.  Comprising 17 tracks it’s called “Once I loved the Torn Ocean’s Roar – 80s/90s demos Vol 2”. Recordings are on acoustic guitar and vocals and go back to 1987.

The Young Birds performed by Jack Steadman and Jamie MacColl of Bombay Bicycle Club is taken from the album Joy of Living : A Tribute to Ewan MacColl (via Cooking Vinyl, 30th October 2015). The release is to mark the occasion of Ewan MacColl’s centenary year. Produced by Ewan’s sons Calum and Neill MacColl, the album features a host of artists from across the worlds of pop, rock and folk, including Rufus & Martha Wainwright, Steve Earle, Jarvis Cocker, David Gray, Paul Brady, The Unthanks, Billy Bragg and Paul Buchanan (The Blue Nile) and many more. A series of multi-artist live concerts, radio documentaries, television features and press coverage will also take place to mark the release.

Live dates are as follows…

  • Tuesday Nov 3 – Liverpool, Philharmonic
  • Wednesday Nov 4- Salford, Lowry Theatre
  • Thursday Nov 5 – Gateshead, The Sage
  • Friday Nov 9 – Barbican, London

Public Image Limited (PiL) release ‘The One / Bettie Page’ Etched  a 2×7″ Set which is limited to 1000 copies worldwide on 6th November. You can get it via PIL Official.

A new Ummagma album is available for pre-order

‘Zzyzx’ from the new album “Lovish” by Library Voices is released on  November 6th by Nevado Music:

David Cameron’s Eton Mess is a compliation of embryonic Scottish guitar bands, very few with any more than an EP or two available online. Most of the bands are friends and a lot of musicians feature on several of the album’s tracks, one of the reasons why Song By Toad Records put the compliation together. Label owner Matthew Young explains “it feels like there’s this pool of really talented musicians bubbling away and all sorts of excellent music is starting to emerge from the mix. Bands are forming, breaking up and starting again all the time. When you see a loose collection of bands connecting like this you never know what is going to happen. A few will disappear, some will do okay, some might pave the way for others, and a few of these bands could go on to do really well.”

This album is a snapshot of a really exciting time in Scottish music. So many talented young musicians are starting to find their feet and their friendships and musical interactions are generating a palpable sense of anticipation and energy.



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