Performing at this month’s event are: Sophie Cooke, Emily Ballou, Craig Lamont, Adrian Searle, Iain Campbell, Adam Stafford and Rodge Glass. If you visit Aye tunes for the music – which I presume you do, since there’s not much else – then the last two names should be familiar to you.
Adam Stafford is label boss, film maker, and musician as part of Y’all Is Fantasy Island and more recently on his own. Recent single Shot Down You Summer Wannabes is by far my favourite thing Adam has done, and as it is a free download you could do much worse than check it out.
As well as a musical performance, I believe there might also be a screening of The Shutdown, a multi-award winning short directed by Adam Stafford, novelist Alan Bissett recalls growing up next to one of Europe’s largest petrochemical plants and the harrowing experience of an explosion that temporarily deformed his father.
On the subject of Adam Stafford, Euan McMeeken of The Kays Lavelle (whose debut album Be Still This Gentle Morning is out now) recently sent me a track from a covers album that Adam Stafford is making with Emily Scott which I’m allowed to share with you, but hadn’t gotten round to fitting in yet, so here’s a chance. The song is a cover version of The Twilight Sad’s Walking For Two Hours.
Adam Stafford and the Death Bridge Convention – Walking For Two Hours
Sticking with Burnt Island for a moment, please go here to have a listen to their cover of Elliott Smith’s Between The Bars. If you like it, pay the quid to download it, all profits go to Depression Alliance UK.
Rodge, along with Dave Turbitt, will be giving a sneak preview of their new graphic novel Dougie’s War at WPM2. Being something of a comics geek, I’m rather looking forward to that.
WPM2 will be starting at 4pm on Sunday, so try and get down a bit before that, maybe for about 3.30pm to get in, grab a drink and a seat and get comfy, and runs till 6pm, followed by a DJ set from Miaoux Miaoux.
Entry is £2, and you can bring your own booze if you buy a food voucher for the Creation Studios cafe.