News & Bits – August 15th

Having forgotten to write the news post at all last week you might be expecting a bumper edition this week. You fools, you should know by now to always lower your expectations at Aye Tunes.
New Releases:
A Band Called Quinn – QBCA Remix For East Africa. Available from Bandcamp, proceeds go to the East Africa Crisis Appeal.

Adam StaffordBuild a Harbour Immediately. Download available from Bandcamp.

Amber Wilson – Raise the Alarm/An Affirmation. Available from iTunes.
Cherri Fosphate – Passion. Available from Bandcamp.
The Corleones – I Can’t Help It/Bland Conversations. Available from Bandcamp and iTunes.
Discopolis – Lofty Ambitions. Rather fine single, available from iTunes.
Lightguides – Samba Samba Samba. Didn’t think this was due out till the end of the month, but you can buy it now from iTunes. If you prefer physical things a CD can be pre-ordered from Alcopop! Records.
Roscoe Vacant and the Gantin’ Screichs – Reckurdt. One that got missed with the lack of news last week, this is a cracking album. You can buy it from Bandcamp and iTunes.
Seven Astronauts, or Cancelled Vices:
Yeah, sometimes the subheadings just don’t work… Cancel the Astronauts have a new single, Seven Vices, out on September 12th. You can pre-order the CD and get the download now from Bandcamp. They have a couple of launch gigs for the single too, in Glasgow at the Captain’s Rest on September 9th with support from Over the Wall and Poor Things, then another on the 11th at The Electric Circus in Edinburgh with support from My Tiny Robots and The Bad Books.
Slow Moving Son(s):
The Son(s) have a new video! You can see the animated video for Dogs, Boys and Men here. The Son(s) have made a few songs available to download for free to go along with the video. Along with Dogs, Boys and Men they’ve tarted up a couple of songs from the sessions for their debut album which came out earlier this year. You can get the download here.
What’s On:
No gig guide again this week (see below for more) so here’s a few of the highlights of the week.
Tuesday: Shambles Miller joins the Slow Club at Bloc from 9pm, with free entry and cakes. How Garbo Died play Stereo with Dol Eoin and Pornsec. I have no idea who the last two are…
Wednesday: Milk is good for your bones, but it is also a darn fine gig night in Glasgow. This week at Flat 0/1 Milk have Boycotts, Crayons and Every Genius Delivers. Through in Edinburgh Song, by Toad kick of their Toad at the Circus gig series with The Pineapple Chunks, Dolfinz and Mutch & Thomas, at The Electric Circus.
Friday: Time waits for no man, or Toad apparently, as the second Toad at the Circus gig rolls around quickly, with Amber Wilson, Randolph’s Leap and Matthew Healy, again at The Electric Circus.
Saturday is, of course, Aye Tunes Vs Peenko: The Revenge at Stereo. Much more details here. Normally when I have a gig on I pretend nothing else is happening, but through in Edinburgh on Saturday there’s some people I like doing stuff, so they can have a wee plug. Night Noise Team play at Henry’s Cellar Bar with Miasma and Dancing Mice, and at Pilrig St Pauls there’s the Oxjam Wee Twee gig, with The Last Battle, Sebastian Dangerfield and Letters.
From next week I’m rejigging the only regular features I have, this and the gig guide. The news is fun to write, the gig guide isn’t, but I suspect both suffer from tl;dr most weeks. The gig guide will stop even attempting to cover everything that is happening in Edinburgh in Glasgow, since most weeks it misses stuff no one tells me about, even after pouring through venue listings and Facebook events. Instead it’ll be switching to the gigs on that week that I think look decent, rather than everything I know is on. The news will – assuming there is enough news to make it worthwhile – be getting split up into more than one post, though I’ll most likely do a round up at the end of the week too. All of this is likely very uninteresting for you, so I’ll stop going on about it now.