A Slice Of Fried Gold Playlist for 21/10/2013


Hey everyone, here’s what was on the show this evening:

Shh…Apes! – Painkiller
Roman Nose – The Bombers
Emma Stevens – Riptide
Colin Macleod – Easy Way Out
Fatherson – Take Me Dancing
Lori McTear – Taigh Solais
Spring King – Let’s Ride
Delta Mainline – Harbour Haven Light
Hunter and the Bear – Taliesin
Poor Things – Festival
Alice Bentley – Scottish Rain
Sampha – Indecision
Invited To Go – Between The Lines
The Sorry Kisses – My Own Best Friend
Ho-Ro – Touch The Sky
The Mystic Shoes – American Girl
The Eden House – Hunger
Mark Wynn – Oh Shut Up
Camera Obscura – Troublemaker
OneGirlOneBoy – Dirty Town
The Manic Shine – Tin Crown Kings
Sam Forrest – Skate Park
Toby Michaels’ Rolling Damned – A Little Bit Of What You Fancy

Next show is on Saturday 26/10/13 between 10AM and 12pm on http://www.abcradio.co.uk OR ABC Radio Alness via the Tune In App. This one should be up on Mixcloud in the not too distant future. Thanks for listening. Subscribe to Fried Gold Music on Facebook and Twitter 🙂

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A Slice Of Fried Gold Radio Show Play List For 06/05/2013


Here’s what you heard on the show this evening:

Valentiine – Love Like (Acoustic)
Hyetal – Northwest Passage
Alice Bentley – Lois (archive session track)
The Galipaygos – Oh For A Rail
Captains – Lips That Touch Liquor Don’t Touch Mine
Savages – She Will
Gary Clinton – Pain Au Chocolat
The Dead Man’s Waltz – Swings and Roundabouts
My Great Affliction – Mountain (Out Of A Mole Hill)
Sid Innes – I Would
Atoms For Peace – Before Your Very Eyes
The Deep Red Sky – Zombies (Things Don’t Stay The Same)
Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
Public Service Broadcasting – Theme From PSB
Cam Penner – This Could Be Your Anthem
Charlie Clark – Grateful
Futur Primitif – Digital Space
The J-Pegs – Mary Janes
Roadway – This Is Why (featuring Dougie White)
Hoverboards – I Woke Up This Morning (Why God Why)
The Youth and Young – The Colour Upstream
Dorec-a-belle – If I Could
Mina Taylor – Funky Nights

And it’ll be up on Mixcloud soon. Next show is on Tuesday 23/04/2013, 6-8PM GMT at http://www.abcradio.co.uk or ABC Radio Alness via the TuneIn app! Thanks for listening! Subscribe to Fried Gold Music on Facebook and Twitter

Music Plus Showcase April 20th Preview!

Music plus. Whassat then? Well it’s an organisation that mentors and educates young musicians on various aspects of the business. From the creative side with songwriting and mentor-ships to the boring stuff like marketing yourself. It takes some great young musicians, nurtures them a bit and hopefully gives them an idea of what they need to do to stick around long enough to be some great old musicians. They also make me feel ancient and talentless which gives me an excuse to drink beer. Yay!

Half of the above is guess work btw as I only know roughly what they do. You can find out some more here. I know it’s a good thing though. And it also gives you the opportunity to hear a half dozen good things. For free. Here are those things. And by things I mean very talented musicians.


Yay, you should totally go! That’s Alice! At the front.

Alice Bentley – I want to repeat what I wrote for the showcase piece a month back but that would be really lazy. Been through one band already and still going, there’s some staying power for you. Also survived doing a session on my show. Great voice, great guitar playing, hopefully taming the old butterflies, good start to this list which is in no particular order.
Imogen Hay – No idea. An enigma wrapped in a puzzle. Your guess is as good as mine. Never heard her. WHICH IS THE POINT! Look forward to what she sounds like, no doubt rather good as she’s in this thing. This is why we go to showcase events after all, right?
Josh Mackenzie – Dave you idiot, that’s a link to Lionel. WELL when you add a ua to the end of his name Josh is the lead singer/guitarist of said band. A very very good band that haven’t been around for more than 7 months or so but took the battle of the bands that launched the Eagle Upstairs by storm. Not sure I’ve heard him by himself but I’m sure he’ll be very good as his band is.
Molly Nolan – Another new one for me but this one has a page, yay! In a select group of, as far as I’m aware, 3 ladies that sing and play the piano. The standard is very high in that group and (from what I’ve heard) Molly holds her own nicely. Sounds a bit like a young Abagail Grey for a probably not good comparison. Should give you an idea anyway. But you’re already going right? Still have some icing for this cake.
Dylan Tierney – Future session guest and fairly exploded when he hit the local scene recently. Talent beyond his years, great retro sound, dude that plays the guitar AND I’ll finally see him play live after failing a number of times so far. Yay!
and finally Jemma Tweedie – though to be fair I don’t know if this is the actual running order. No stranger to readers of this page or listeners of the radio show (and she’s included in this one). Worth the ticket price alone!


And that’s Jemma. I cropped myself out as I just look confused at how to work the camera. It was a new phone…

Aaaaaaaand that ticket price is actually free for nothing as there aren’t tickets, just show up. Anyone under 16 needs an over 18 with them though, and anyone over 18 is big enough and ugly enough to look after themselves. I know I am. I’ll be there, in fact I’m missing Doctor Who for it so it BETTER be good. Hope a lot of you will be there too 🙂

Easter Showcases 2013 Preview!


Don’t worry, it’s just a guy in a suit

Showcase time again in the Ironworks and here I am, extremely late, with a preview for it. Won’t actually BE at the showcases themselves though as the first is on Sunday (the 31st) and the buses are horrendous on a Sunday. No point in showing up then having to leave at half 8. The second on Monday WOULD be fine, but I’m on air doing that radio show thing that I do. Assuming you listen to the show the lateness of this preview won’t actually matter as I banged on about them there plenty.

The seasonal showcases are a great chance to catch some established and not so established acts that you may not have seen before for a handful of pounds. In the past that sentence would have had local in it. This time it’s probably safer to say either unsigned and indie OR Scottish, as I think they are all from this country. Not quite all from the Inverness area but that’s okay. It’s also a bit of a mixed bag on each night which, if you listen to the aforementioned show, you’ll know I’m all for. Maybe not QUITE as eclectic as I can be at times but a nice mix all the same. Anyway enough blah blah, this is who you can here.


Thankfully not playing

EASTER SHOWCASE #1 SUNDAY 31ST OF MARCH

Or Easter Sunday, funnily enough. I assume the line up is just the reverse of the poster order as that’s what happens most of the time. Could be wrong though

MIR – I’m not sure if there IS a Facebook page for MIR, so I’ll link to youtube instead. Rock and roll in the traditional sense, 50’s style. Bluesy rock with some surf rock thrown in there for good measure. Whether it’s Miriam solo or the full band I don’t know, but I assume when the billing is MIR she’s got boys with her.
RED RONSON – Inverness’ premier ship builders (come and join us, the more the merrier. No I have no idea why either but it was important last time so I’m in) who also play music now and again. Poppy folk music, you should have heard at least one tune, and thoroughly nice people to boot. Quite a new act and I have yet to see them live. Will rectify that as soon as I can though.
NAKED RED – Red Ronson will then lose their clothes and….oh hold on. No relation at all really. These guys are a funky rock band, more rock than funk and a wee bit 80’s, who I first heard at the LAST Easter Showcase. So good they’ve been invited back again. Regulars on the Inverness gig scene so if you haven’t seen them yet now is your chance.
EMMA MITCHELL – And friends as Emma will have a number of guests with her for her set. Bit of a who’s who of Greenhouse people I think which is no bad thing. First person to play live on my show, Emma has a cracking voice and plays a range of rock, folk and blues type acoustic numbers. When it’s just her. Not sure if it stays acoustic when people join her. Join them and find out! Not on stage, in the audience.
LIONEL – Damned good rock band from Inverness who I first (and last I think though they’ve been gigging plenty) saw during the battle of the bands in The Eagle Upstairs. They were runners up if I remember rightly and if it was held just now would have won as the winners or on hiatus. Some great stuff, well worth the ticket price alone.
AGAINST ALL FLAGS – Dunno much about these guys at all to be honest but they have a couple of videos so now I know a wee bit. I assume they are local, and they play punk. Proper punk with no modifiers like you used to get on cassettes. Punk that’s loud, can be pretty fast, and is loud. Punk. Good stuff.
WASHINGTON IRVING – If you looked up Scottish Folk Rock in a….well it wouldn’t be in the dictionary as it’s 3 words. These guys are someone you could easily point people at as a solid example of the genre though. Not local but Inverness regulars. I’ll admit it was a surprise to me they were playing, but a pleasant one. Or it would be if I could go… *grumble*
IAIN MCLAUGHLIN AND THE OUTSIDERS – It was roughly a year ago that they released they’re first album We Are All Outsiders. It’s bloody good, you should get one. It’s on Spotify if you don’t believe me. Iain has told me a second one is in the offing (think it’s an album) so even if you are familiar with it they will no doubt be playing quite a bit of new stuff. Which I’m sure will also be excellent.

So that’s the first night then. On to….


You are going, roit mate?

EASTER SHOWCASE #2 MONDAY THE 1ST OF APRIL

It’s after noon so this can’t be a fool. Also, doors are at 7 and I’ll still be on air. Remember that ABC Radio Alness is available on the Tune In App. Bands won’t be on at 7, so I’m sure everyone would appreciate some good music till they do come on. Like playing a very good show through your phone for them to hear. Just saying 😉

When they DO start they’ll be these people:

ALICE BENTLEY – She used to be the front lady of the Young Trees, now she’s just a lady with a front. Had her in for a proper session and she’s very very good so you should make sure and turn up for the start or you’ll be missing out. Poppy folk solo acoustic performing person.
ALL HAT NO CAT – The IW page is wrong, I’m not. Anyway, Adrian and Lucy on guitar and flute respectively (and he plays the mouthy as well) with some singing, mainly from Adrian. Classic style folk music like what was common a few years back. Played them on the show, very good stuff.
DOUGIE BURNS – and the Cadillacs. That being what he’s calling his band, probably down to signature tune “California Cadillac”. And a fitting name for the style of blues rock that Dougie plays. Funky as hell, entertaining lyrics, very fun stuff. Dougie doesn’t have a FB page for the band. I suggested he set one up for his music about 6 months back and he doesn’t know how. Sarah, set up a page for your old man would ya?
BLUE GUM EARS – New ones on me though going by their Facebook they might have been knocking about for 8 years?! Anyway, also going by the Facebook they’re alternative rockers and not bad ones too. That’s all I’ve got.
AILSA JEAN LYALL MATHEWS – Know more about this one though. I’ve managed to catch her twice and she has a fantastic voice BUT isn’t really a musician. So that’s why you may not have heard her much for the last while. Not sure who will be accompanying her or if she’s just been practicing the playing side of things, but cracking voice on her.
THE LITTLE MILL OF HAPPINESS – If you are a fan of local music you are probably a fan of these guys as they’re one of those bands everyone likes. Rightly so. Dark and moody yes, epicly talented also yes. Caught them around a month ago I think and there was a lot of new material on offer (I believe a second EP is in the offing) so if you haven’t seen them in a while get yourself along. And if you’ve never seen them then DEFINITELY get yourself along.
CHASING OWLS – New one on me again, less than usual for a showcase I’m slightly proud to say. Similar GENRE to Washington Irving but not the same. I’d make a bit of a Ben Folds type comparison as well maybe? Also they have a lady person. More indie than last nights second last act. Good stuff though, if I do drag myself up after the show I’ll be looking forward to hearing them.
RED KITES – and I’ll also be very much looking forward to hearing these guys. Not local technically, but they are local in many ways and very much loved in Inverness and the Highlands in general. Honestly I don’t have to say any more do I? Thought not.

Doors on both nights open at 7pm and each night is a fiver. You are TOTALLY ripping them off at that price as each band if probably worth that all by thereselves. I’ve said more than enough, get your ass to Mar….the Ironworks.

A Slice Of Fried Gold Radio Show Play List For 25/03/2013


Here’s what you heard on the show this evening:

The Strokes – All The Time
Red Ronson – Fall Back
Al Lewis – Battles
Emma Stevens – Once
Red Kites – The Artist
Iain Mclaughlin and the Outsiders – Don’t Look Behind You
Yo La Tengo – Ohm
British Sea Power – Machines Of Joy
Dylan Tierney – The Boat Song
Washington Irving – Dear Liza
The Galipaygos – The Hands
Be Like Pablo – Oh Emily
KOBI – All The Way
Alice Bentley – Scottish Rain (archive session track)
Ailsa Jean Lyall Mathews – October
The Maginot Band – Slow Down Sun Dial
All Hat No Cat – The Wall
Emma Mitchell – Wild Caveman (archive session track)
Inc. – Black Wings
Sound of the Suburb – 70’s Girl
The Upbeat Beatdown – What Happened?
The Imagineers – Shackles
The Little Mill Of Happiness – Cold Blooded Revelry At Whitson

And it’ll be up on Mixcloud soon. Next show is on Tuesday 26/03/2013, 6-8PM GMT at http://www.abcradio.co.uk or ABC Radio Alness via the TuneIn app! Thanks for listening! Subscribe to Fried Gold Music on Facebook and Twitter