News & Bits – July 25th

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Welcome back to your regular Monday dose of me babbling. Always thrilling, isn’t it?

New Releases:
Be Like Pablo – Spirit of Adventure/Oh, Emily! New double A side single, available from Bandcamp.
CUR$ES – Solar Temple. Debut album from Glasgow based producer & musician Niall Morris, available as a free download from Bandcamp.
Dam Mantle – We. Available from iTunes.
Dave Hughes – Despite the Blackout. This marks the first time Dave has released something through a label, with the album out through Corporate Records. Buy it here.
Galoshins – EP1. I keep missing Galoshins at gigs through a series of events meaning I’m either too late, or something stops me going at all. EP sounds good though, and I’ll catch them eventually. You can buy it from Bandcamp.
Moustache of Insanity – Lynn Lowry. First single taken from the upcoming Album of Death album (I’ve said album too many times now), available as a free download from Bandcamp.
T Time (Again):
If you want to revisit any of the sets from the TBreak stage at T in the Park, or if like me you want to hear what you missed, you can listen to live recordings over at Radio Magnetic. Also, the TBreak site has a free download of one song from each set.
What’s On This Week?
No gig guide this week, as you may have noticed. The guide is always harder to put together when you know you’ll be too skint to go to much, so I gave it a week off. Here’s some quick highlights instead.
Summer Nights carries on at King Tut’s, with Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all standing out as having good line ups.
Pin Up Nights is on Friday at The Flying Duck. Playing live this time round are Eddy & the T-Bolts, Camino Real and Fiction Faction.
Also on Friday at The Electric Circus in Edinburgh there’s I Build Collapsible Mountains, Finn Lemarinel, Debutant and Johnny Rapeseed. There’s an early start for this one, with doors opening at 5pm and the music carrying on till 10:30.
Late on Saturday at Bloc, kicking off at 11pm and carrying on till 3, is the latest New Life night with Betatone Distraction, The Great I Am and Phiktion playing live.
Sunday sees Jonnie Common launch his Master of None album at The Captain’s Rest, with support from The Japanese War Effort and River of Slime.
Reopen The Doors!
I’ve jabbered on about The Year of Open Doors a fair bit before, but here’s another wee plug for it. Cargo Publishing are releasing the paperback edition of the book with new art by Aidan Moffat and an introduction from Irvine Welsh on July 27th, a year to the day from the release of the first edition. To celebrate there is a launch night at The Arches on Wednesday with readings from Alan Bissett, Anneliese Mackintosh and Taggart star Colin McCredie, along with live music from Aidan Moffat, RM Hubbert and Doug Johnstone. Tickets for the launch are £4 and available from The Arches.

Beer News:
Last week Beerjacket announced that recording had been completed on his new album, today he has mentioned that it will be titled The White Feather Trail. More details to come, but new Beerjacket is very good news in my book, so I’m already quite excited.
A Reminder:
And finally, a quick reminder that I’m hoping back on to the self promotion horse. Aye Tunes Vs Peenko 4: The Revenge is now less than four weeks away. It takes place on August 20th at Stereo, with Adam Stafford, PAWS, Miaoux Miaoux and Mondegreen making up our bill. Tell us you are coming on Facebook here and buy advance tickets here. Alternately corner me at a gig over the next few weeks and I’ll be more than happy to sell you a ticket.