News & Bits – March 7th

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This went pretty well last week, so I’ll do it again.

Here’s some random news, and stuff.
Withered Hand is having some issues getting a Visa to travel to South By Southwest. Apparently someone thinks that he is not a musician of “extraordinary ability”. This is clearly nonsense. So, any diplomats out there able to lend a (ahem) hand?
Applications are open for this year’s t Break stage at T in the Park. Details here.
I mentioned the Monoganon album launch at Mono tonight in the gig guide this week, so may as well go ahead and point out that the album is availale now as a free download from Winning Sperm Party.
Trapped Mice, who played the first Aye Tunes Presents gig back in January, have just released their second EP. You can buy Waving & Pointing at Bandcamp, and pick up some other downloads while you are there. One a semi-related note, I should probably start thinking about putting on another gig.
Blue Sky Archives also have their second EP out now. \\Plural is available from Bandcamp.
The Son(s) release their self titled debut album today. You can get it from all the usual online places, and buy it in some real shops too, like Avalanche in Edinburgh, or LOVEmusic and Monorail in Glasgow. The album is good.
The A Forest have taken their sweet time in releasing their long promised debut album, but release it they finally have. You can buy it here.
Andrew Lindsay & The Coat Hooks have a new EP ready to go too. The Whittling isn’t out until March 21st, but you can hear and pre-order it now over at Bandcamp.
Yet more EP releases! PAWS have a brilliant new one. My Parents Said We Can’t See Each Other Anymore was launched in a very sweaty Captain’s rest on Friday. You can get a copy here, and LOVEmusic in Glasgow should have some too.
Admiral Fallow‘s excellent debut album Boots Met My Face has be re-released, with a new bonus track. Refreshingly, rather than annoy those of us who bought the album first time round, you can grab the new track – The Sad Clown Cast – for free (and buy the album if you don’t have it already) from Bandcamp.
FOUND release a new single, Machine Age Dancing. You can buy it in shops and on the internet. New album Factorycraft follows next week.