It’s Monday so it’s time for the surprisingly time consuming quick guide to what’s going on this week. I might stop doing these soon because, seriously, they take ages.
What is hitting record shop shelves – real and Internet ones – this week? This little lot. I think I just heard my wallet scream.
Frightened Rabbit‘s third album, the Winter of Mixed Drinks, which we reviewed last week here. The Boy Who Trapped The Sun has his Home EP out. We reviewed that too.
Miniature Dinosaurs have an EP out too. Titled Chatterbox, it should be available from all good download shops.
Pink Pills is unleashing his debut album. Concrete Heartbeat is available as a free download from his website. I’ve not yet had time to give it more than a very quick listen, but it sounded good.
The ridiculously good Paper Planes have a double A side single out today. Released by Lucky Number Nine, Disconnected/The Sway is available on 7″ and download.
Emma Pollock returns to the Chemikal Underground fold to release her second album, The Law of Large Numbers.
Also doing the second album thing are Errors. Come Down With Me – not to be confused with Come Dine With Me – is out now on Rock Action.
Member of the Wedding have a new single, titled New Century. Download only, so look around the likes of iTunes and eMusic for it.
As if the slate of record releases wasn’t taxing enough on the bank balance, there’s a plethora of gigs on this week too.
On Monday, you could go see Lady Gaga, or you could go to Box and see Lovers Turn To Monsters.
Tuesday has Galleries and Aye Tunes favourites Macabre Scene playing Nice n Sleazy in support of DD/MM/YYYY.
On Wednesday you can go see Mondegreen at Bloc, or Shambles Miller at Pivo Pivo.
On Thursday, independent label and artist collective Antimatter debuts a new thing called Musicbox. Playing live are he Recovery Club, Engine7, Paul McLinden and Lamplighter. The line up on the night also features four up and coming photographers, whose work is projected live on the night as a visual accompaniment to the band’s performance. More details and tickets can be found on the Antimatter website.
The Unwinding Hours play Stereo in Glasgow on Friday, and I really need to get myself a ticket for that one.
Also on Friday over in Edinburgh there’s a launch gig for the new Japanese War Effort album. I’ve been trying to get that album reviewed for weeks, it will happen this week.