29 December 2014

Music Of The Year 2014


ALBUMS
Beans On Toast
The Grand Scheme Of Things
Xtra Mile Recordings
(Released Dec 1 2014)
 His greatest juxtaposition of metaphors so far.
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Cult Of Youth
Final Days
Sacred Bones
(Released Nov 11 2014)
Apocalyptic rhapsodies....chirpy embitterment. 

Mogwai
Rave Tapes
Rock Action Records
(Released Jan 20 2014)
A sophisticated post-rock and electronica conjuration

Morrissey
World Peace Is None Of Your Business
Capitol/Harvest
(Released July 14 2014)
A mighty solid, cohesive and glorious piece of work

Sleaford Mods
Divide and Exit
Harbinger Sound
(Released April 28 2014)
Embittered punk/hip hop disturbers of the peace

Half Man Half Biscuit
Urge For Offal
Probe Plus
(Released Oct 20 2014)
A myriad of biting satire and joyous post-punk tunes.

Tony Wright
Thoughts 'N' All
Woodcut Records
(Released Nov 17 2014)
Awash with genuinely compelling musical carpentry

Brody Dalle
Diploid Love
Caroline Records
(Released April 28 2014)
Punchy punk rock, melodic grunge, catchy rock.

Honeyblood
Honeyblood
Fat Cat
(Released May 19 2014)
A stunning blend of grit edged rock and breezy sunshine fizz


21 December 2014

Jamie Gilroy RIP


Jamie Gilroy, well-known nationally as the co- founder of the Wickerman Festival has sadly died in hospital after suffering severe head injuries following a shooting incident at his Dundrennan farm. Jamie was rushed to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Thursday after being found badly injured but died on Friday as a result of those injuries. Police have launched an investigation  but have confirmed they aren't looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. 

Jamie's family have issued the following statement...

It is with immense sadness that we confirm Jamie’s death.
This has come as a huge shock to us, to his many friends, and to members of the local and wider festival community in which he played such a vibrant part.
We’d like to thank everyone for their support at this very difficult time.”