Sunday, 17 February 2013

Campfires In Winter

They're a  hairy bunch, these guys.
4th of March 2013 will be a significant date for Glasgow based band Campfires In Winter, as it will mark the day of their debut single White Lights. The band have already released 1 EP called Cardboard Ships way back in 2010, and this kick-started their career, as they went on to support the likes of RM Hubbert, Kid Canaveral, So Many Animal Calls and Mitchell Museum. The band also appeared at Wickerman festival and GoNorth in 2012.

However, Campfires in Winter have been enjoying a great start to this year after selling out King Tut's with Kitty the Lion and Sunshine Social, and the plan is to continue to build on this success with the launch night on the 7th of March at Nice 'N' Sleazy in Glasgow, and a video for White Lights which is due out a week before the single.

The song itself is a brilliant example of alt-rock with the Scottish twang we all know and love. This comforting number heads down the post-rock route towards the end of the track with some well executed guitar, but the rousing chorus makes for an easy singalong. You can already hear the chant of "three parts liquid and two parts luck" and "these two white lights up above, they'll keep me alive" from the crowd at live gigs going down a treat. I'll post the video for the song as soon as it is available but check out some of their previous work to get a feel for this band. Definitely ones to watch.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Fake Major

Last week it was announced that Endor were no longer, but the news was sweetened with the arrival of Fake Major, the new band formed between Richard Ferguson and David McGinty. Fake Major then released this lovely video starring young Ruby Crawford called Little Researcher on Vimeo. After watching this I was no longer heartbroken at the end of Endor. Fake Major are embarking on a wee Scottish tour which can be seen here:

Dundee // Non Zeros // February 12th // Supporting Michael Cassidy

Glasgow // Bloc (Slow Club) // February 18th // Support from Jon Bishop

Edinbugh // Wee Red Bar // February 24th

Inverness // Ironworks // March 16th // Supporting So Many Animal Calls

Glasgow // (LAID) // March 27th

Brew at the Bog Festival // May 4th

I shall be off to see them at both Inverness and Brew at the Bog! Enjoy!

Lori McTear

First of all, thank you very much to everyone who voted in our wee poll over the last week. I wasn't sure how popular an idea it would be, but 230 votes says it all! The poll closed with Scottish singer/songwriter Lori McTear being the runaway winner with over 70 votes more than Nakota who finished second.

So anyway, Lori McTear enjoyed a great year in 2012, being chosen to support well loved acts like The View, Newton Faulkner, Ocean Colour Scene; playing at highly attended festivals such as The Big Stooshie and Troon Festival; and 2012 was also the year of Lori McTear's second single Freedom and Machine Guns. All that at on 18 years of age!

After playing her first show in Glasgow's George Square at the age of 15, Lori decided that playing music was exactly what she wanted to do- 3 years on and she hasn't looked back since. Her country/folk style of music has her drawing parallels to fellow country-women Amy McDonald and KT Tunstall and has proved popular with her many hundreds of fans. Lori is midway through her Scottish tour where she has so far played Inverness, Dundee, Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen, with two Dunfermline gigs, one in Ayr and MV Festival in Aviemore all yet to come.

If you fancy it, go over to where you can buy Lori's single in CD form for only £3.00. From that link, there are also links to Lori's Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation and her YouTube account and all the dates from her tour.

Have a listen to this brilliant upcoming artist and try to make it along to one of her gigs before she makes it big...then you can say you supported her before everyone else did!