Tijuana Bibles bring raw power with new track Ghost Dance


After a roller coaster summer, packed with well-received festival appearances at the Isle of Wight, T In The Park and Belladrum, Glasgow rockers Tijuana Bibles are set to release their brand new EP Ghost/Dance/Movement. This week the band released the … Continue reading

Playlist – Season 6 Episode 12, 2013

Hello pilgrims! We have 10 new musical nuggets for you on our latest podcast

We  have an exclusive session track from Scottish band Call To Mind and chat to Jamie Ross from the band.  We also speak to Peter Masson from Glasgow band Casual Sex.

If you like what you hear please click on the links below to find out more about the acts and share some love.

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The Cherry Wave – Blush
Minimum – Smash Routine
Last Exit – Sea Saw
Lenzie Moss – Where Eagles Dare
Shambles Miller – Deadpool
Call To Mind – Chemotherapy
Naked – Lie Follows Lie
Casual Sex – Soft School
Lionel – Over and Over
Cleavers – Broken Birthday Teeth

It Might Get Loud! – Episode 7 – 2012

The Frues

It is very possible that the forthcoming Ironworks Easter Showcase could earn the title of loudest showcase event yet!

The Easter Showcase (Saturday 7th April) will feature 8 top quality emerging acts from the Highlands.

With the old school rock riffs of Swamp Radio, the award winning metal of Zombie Militia, the raw intense Messiane and the electro beats of Them & Us, it might get loud!  That is before you add in the hip hop electro beats and rhymes of Team Kapowski, the crowd surfing anthemic rock of Last Summer Effect or the catchy folk rock blues of The Frues.


A powerful line up with such loud sound needs someone to ride herd over it and that job is perfect for Ashley Mackay and the Cosmonauts.  If previous performances are anything to judge then they are likely to deliver an accomplished set consisting of heartfelt lyrics that echo fragility and realness.

We are so full of beans about this line up that we have produced a special Easter Showcase Podcast that will tease and tug at your £5 entry fee!  The podcast features a selection of tracks from acts on the line up and conversations with Messiane, Them & Us and Last Summer Effect.  Plus a stop press bonus track and news from a former showcase act!

However don’t just take our word for it.  Come along on the night and judge for yourself.  Stay and enjoy all the acts.  Never fancied hip hop?  Give it a try you might just bounce with Team Kapowski?  Not a metal head?  Too bad because Zombie Militia take no prisoners and Messiane will have you by the balls!*

*Full explanation on the podcast!


Easter Showcase Podcast Playlist

Zombie Militia – Pandemic (Live at The Ironworks)

Messiane – Raw (demo)

Team Kapowski – The Art of Seduction

Them & Us  – Life’s Too Short (Original Mix)

Ashley Mackay – The Castle

The Frues – Wickerman

Last Summer Effect – If I Wish

Megan Blyth – Broken Rules (Bonus track! Introduced by Mr Paul Elliot)

Swamp Radio – Deviant

Episode 6 – 2012 feat. Kobi Onyame, The Little Mill Of Happiness, Esperi and more.

With a running time of 70 minutes our 6th full podcast of the year could almost be classed as an album worth of new music!

No point in telling you all about it here other than to say it features some of the acts playing our Sunday Showcase at Hootananny in Inverness on Sunday 1st April and also includes an interview with Hip Hop act Kobi Onyame who returns to Mad Hatters in Inverness for the Church Street Hip Hop Night on Friday 30th March.

If you love discovering new music, plug into the podcast and listen.  If you like what you hear then click on the links below and show some love to the acts.


  1. Marionettes – Deja When?
  2. Rubbing Alcohol – Kinks
  3. Ded Rabbit – Run
  4. Vincent & Jules – Fall Of Public Man
  5. The Little Mill Of Happiness – Article Of Faith
  6. Kobi Onyame Interview
  7. Kobi Onyame – Protect Myself (feat. G of Young Fathers)
  8. Yusuf & His Daydream – Newer Theory
  9. Dorec – a -belle – Listen
  10. Vladimir – Cold Winters Grasp
  11. I Build Collapsible Mountains – To The Dark
  12. Esperi – My Tear Dissolved The View

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Sunday Session at Hootananny

Over the past year or so we have teamed up with Hootananny in Inverness to stage a couple of acoustic showcases that have featured the likes of Moteh Parrott (Red Kites) Mike Nisbett and Stuart Nelson (He Slept On 57) amongst others.  In between these we have continued to stage our successful showcase events with acts from the North of Scotland alongside those from further a field.

What if in some parallel universe these events collided into some live mash-up?

If they did, it might look something like this:

Poster design and photo by Houdi Donnelly

We are delighted to be working again with Hootananny and Mad Hatters in Inverness to bring you a night that we believe features some of the finest emerging new music.  Our Sunday night stints at Hootananny have always been acoustic laid back affairs, but we have Spring cleaned the ideas board and are mixing it all up for this special night.

Up in Mad Hatters on Sunday 1st of April we will have acoustic sets from two of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters Esperi and I Build Collapsible Mountains.  Downstairs in Hootananny The Little Mill Of Happiness, Alex Wayt and Vladimir will shake the beams.

I Build Collapsible Mountains is the solo project of Luke Joyce former front man of post-rock band The Gothenburg Address who we first discovered back in 201 when we got a copy of his self released debut album “A Month Of Lost Memories”.  Since then he released “The Spectator & The Act”, his debut release for Seattle label, Burning Building Recordings.

Sharing the night in Mad Hatters with I Build Collapsible Mountains will be Scottish multi-instrumentalist Chris Lee-Marr, otherwise known as Esperi.  Whether you witness him solo on acoustic guitar, playing bells with his feet or joined by friends creating a cacophony of sounds it doesn’t matter, as he is simply mesmerising.   His gorgeously surreal video for EP track, My Tear Dissolved The View featured on Q Magazine (online) and chosen as their Track Of The Day.  His music has also been featured on BBC Radio 1 Scotland and BBC’s “The Culture Show”.

Downstairs in Hootananny the usual stage for our acoustic outings becomes the a full on live rock show.  Dundee band Vladimir play the venue as part of their “Cold Winter Grasp 2012” tour in support of their new EP of the same name.  Their debut EP was released last summer and their live shows have created a stir wherever they play.

Americana singer songwriter Alex Wayt from Glasgow also joins the Hootananny line up.  An act that once you hear and whether it is your type of music or not, is hard to believe he is not already hugely successful.  Influenced by the likes of Del Amitri and Goo Goo Dolls he has recently released his debut album “Crossing Tremainsville”.

The home team is represented on the night by the wonderful Little Mill Of Happiness.  Their massive, layered driving sound is accompanied by lead singer Steve Obern’s powerful lyrics paint a dark picture that just simply make you want to listen.  As a band their sound hangs over you like an unsettled sky with a glimpse of grace.  Hopefully the guys will continue plans for a full length album that their EP “Capsized Sailors” could so easily be a sampler for.

p.s. We were too lazy and frankly not creative enough to design our own poster this time around so a huge “THANK YOU”  Mr Al Donnelly for the art! Check out his blog here.