33.21 – Plugs

GS-33 Plug Adapters. Don’t you dare say I don’t put any effort into these.

Having a wee change of pace today, and killing two birds with one stone.
There’s quite a lot of good things going on over the next few weeks, and good music out. Rather than revive news & bits, I’ll shove a load of it in to this 33 post instead. Stop glaring at me like that.

First of all there’s GoNorth, taking place in Inverness over the next few days. I’m not going to that though, so rather than make myself miserable by listing all the cool things happening and bands playing I’ll just direct you to the website.

Olympic Swimmers released their debut album at the start of this week, and it is very good. A bit dreamy, a bit shoegazey, with the occasional loud bit, and pretty much ticking lots of “things I like” boxes. Buy it here.
Olympic Swimmers – Father Said (One EP Version)

Miaoux Miaoux releases his brilliant new album Light of the North next week, but you can get hold of a copy early at the launch gig in Mono in Glasgow on Thursday night. Support comes from Conquering Animal Sound and – playing their first Glasgow gig in blooming ages – the new look Mitchell Museum. It’s almost certain to be an excellent gig.
Miaoux Miaoux – Autopilot (Vic Galloway Session)

Touch Sensitive launch their compilation album 2×6 with a gig at The Old Hairdressers on Friday. You can hear the compilation here, it features six Scottish bands, along with six from Spain. The gig features sets from If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now, Plastic Animals, and Randolph’s Leap’s Adam Ross, playing all of the recent The Curse of the Haunted Headphones album. Entry to the gig is £6, and that gets you a copy of the CD too.
Randolph’s Leap – Cassie O’Tone

Speaking of Plastic Animals, they’ve got a rather fab new EP out now too. I do intend to get back to talking about this EP properly, but we all know how often my plans fail. You can get Automatom for whatever price you fancy here
Plastic Animals – Ghosts.

Nelson Can seem to have turned a few Scottish heads, mine included, when they told us they’d be playing their first gigs over here ever this week. You can catch the Danish three piece at GoNorth on Thursday, and at the 13th Note on Friday.
Nelson Can – People’s Republic of China

Next week Song, by Toad Records gear up for the release of a split 12″ from PAWS, Dolfinz, Sex Hands and Waiters by hitting the road. Here’s the dates and places:
Wednesday 13th June: London, Power Lunches.
Thursday 14th June: Manchester, The Bay Horse.
Friday 15th June: Edinburgh, The Wee Red Bar.
Saturday 16th June: Aberdeen: Snafu.
Dolfinz – Teenage Bloom

A week on Sunday, June 17th, the day before my birthday, sees Scottish Fiction take the plunge into putting on gigs. The fools.
Taking place at The Captains, the Scottish Fiction gig has Saint Death. Queen Jane, Michael Cassidy, and long time Aye Tunes favourites The Spook School. I’ll be along, feel free to buy me a birthday pint.
The Spook School – Hallam