Star Shaped Festival…9 Reasons Why

Star Shaped Festival…9 Reasons Why

Star Shaped Festival 2019 is a lot closer than you think. You may not have bought your tickets yet. Don't worry. I understand. Auntie Mabel has her birthday coming up. Father's Day is just around the corner. You're saving up for that lamp from IKEA. MOT looming. I hear you. But... Life is cruel and [...]

The Beths, The Mash House, Edinburgh, 13/5/19

The Beths, The Mash House, Edinburgh, 13/5/19

  I've been a mess of late... Health problems...physical and mental. Burn out at work. A invisible weight pushing me down...down...down... Salvation can come from unusual sources. Sunlight bathes the cobbles of the Cowgate as I wend my way to the Mash House to bend the knee and doff my cap to Kiwi jazz enthusiasts [...]

The Beths – Future Me Hates Me

The Beths – Future Me Hates Me

  "Misery loves me, but I don't love her" sings Elizabeth Stokes on the opening track on the debut album from The Beths, "Future Me Hates Me" and, in that one line, she issues a clarion call to the grotesquely lonely...or to people like me; grotesque and lonely.  It is the sort of line that [...]

The Selfish Jeans…Talking at Gigs

The Selfish Jeans…Talking at Gigs

Sonya Madan is a quiet, near serene, presence on stage. Possessed of a calm and peaceful form of confidence that comes from knowing that just because you are talented you don't have to be arrogant. Nice. When someone like that is driven to say... "If you wanna talk...please fuck off." Please. Even in that moment...good [...]