A Slice Of Fried Gold Radio Show Play List For 21/01/2013


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

Conor Mason – Out Of The Blue
Ryan Golder – Forever Criminal
Fryars – In My Arms
Donald Macdonald (and the Islands) – Old Style Arrow
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra – The Killing Type
Robert King – Didicoi
The Little Kicks – Anti-Work Song
Public Service Broadcasting – Spitfire
David Byrne and Saint Vincent – I Should Watch TV
Stornoway – Knock Me On The Head
Broadcaster feat Peggy Seeger – Bad Bad Girl
Garden of Elks – This Morning We Are Astronauts
Kwes – Rollerblades
Rachel Sermanni – Ae Fond Kiss
Dylan Le Blanc – Brother
Esben and the Witch – Deathwaltz
Indians – I Am Haunted
Yo La Tengo – Well You Better
Paul Banks – Young Again
The Mystic Shoes – I Can See Clearly Now
Cleavers – The Posters Are Falling Off My Walls
Fatherson – Kiteers
Fire Mountain – Ghosts

And it’ll be up on Mixcloud soon. Next show is on Tuesday 22/01/2013, 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

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A Slice Of Fried Gold Radio Show Play List For 14/01/2013

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

Iain McLaughlin and the Outsiders – Someone For Everyone
Paul Banks – Young Again
Dorec-a-belle – On The Road
Josephine Sillars – Hurricane
Sara Bills and the Hasbeens – One The Kid Still Sees
Kwes – Rollerblades
Yo La Tengo – Well You Better
Sienna Lights – Believing
Jo Mango – Kingdom
Cat Power – Silent Machine
Esben and the Witch – Deathwaltz
Jemma Tweedie – Two Hands
Furry Vengeance – Call My Name
Alice Bentley – Scottish Rain
Futur Primitif – Nuclear Shockwave
Anna Sweeney – Oh Gosh Darn It
The Hazey Janes – Girl In The Night
Emma Mitchell – Wild Caveman (Live session track)
Fryars – In My Arms
All Hat No Cat – Highland Blues
Rachel Sermanni – Ae Fond Kiss
Sam Forrest – Baby Doll
Sleepy Eyes Nelson – Blonde Snapper

And it’ll be up on Mixcloud soon. Next show is on Tuesday 15/01/2013, 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 News For The Highlands Part 1 13/01/2013

Hey everybody, I’ve decided to make these posts weekly instead of a daily thing SO every Sunday a new one (or two or three or five) will drop on to the site. Same as the daily’s, don’t plan to miss stuff, and I’ll keep them to a certain size so they aren’t overwhelming!


The Whisky River Band: The Whiskys have started recording on their second studio album (yay!) and if you would like to have a look in on that process they will be posting pictures up on Instagram. I don’t have Instagram myself, but their name on there is @thewhiskys apparently. If for some reason you don’t have a copy of their first album The Taming Of Me I’d like to welcome you from under that rock you’ve been living beneath. The good news for you is that they have a new stock of physical CDs so if you want a hold in your hand copy head on over to their store. It’s also available in the digital places.

Young Trees/Alice Bentley : Alas the Young Trees have been felled and will no longer be a band. There’s a fair chance that all the members will move on to new things, and one already has! So I introduce to you….Alice Bentley! If you did catch the Young Trees I believe those songs, or at least the majority, were Alice’s. And I say introducing but she’s performed solo before. In fact there’s a review of one of those solo performances here. She was also on my watch list for 2013 so good times ahead. Get recording some stuff would ya? Cheers.


James Mackenzie: James has plans this year. Those plans being getting in to a studio to record some new material, take his music in a new direction and then tour a bunch. Good plan that. In the mean time he’s having a January sale over on his site where you can pick up a copy of the excellent Curtain Road EP and the Something I’m Not Telling You single onanittybittyCDisn’titcute at a discounted rate. I don’t know how long that will be the case, so run don’t walk.


Rachel Sermanni: Long time readers of music news on the site, along with people who are Rachel fans in general, will probably have seen the video intros for tracks from Under Mountains. I THOUGHT there might be one or two missing and I was right. So to complete the collection here’s Eggshells (some very cool flocking bird shots, well done!) and a suitably eerie one for Song To A Fox. There’s also a very much not new video of Rachel on home turf in Carrbridge singing a tune called Humming Home dang near 2 years ago. Could have been filmed today really, I had to look at the date on it. Vaguely familiar tune too so MIGHT have heard it before…

As the picture there says there is something brand new on the way too. Rachel has recorded Ae Fond Kiss by Robert Burns and is releasing it as a single on the 25th, that being Burns Night. You can pre-order a copy here and all proceeds go to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland. You can find out more about their great work here and if you want to hear the single before you buy (it’s lovely) tune in to my show on Monday (6-8PM, http://www.abcradio.co.uk) as I’ll be giving it a play.

Scooty and the Skyhooks: No clue if I’ve posted this before but seeing as I’ve gone weekly I don’t mind posting the same thing a few times. The Skyhooks are giving away a pair of tickets for their show in The Ironworks on the 16th of February. Head over to their page, find the relevant post, like it and share it. You have until the 28th of January to enter.

Sid Innes: Sid continues to dig through his archive (might be done actually), cleaning up tracks and shoving them up on Soundcloud. His latest offering is Busters Tune and I do believe that picture was taken at the Greenhouse, possibly at the one very brief gig of his I’ve been to.

Bogbain Farm: Not ones to hang around, the folks at Bogbain have already set the line up for THIS YEARS Hogmanay celebrations. Yes, the ones in 352 days. Bogmanay 2013 will feature The Mystic Shoes and Donald Macdonald (and the Islands). Two excellent bands so it’ll no doubt sell out ahead of time again. If you want to be super organised you can buy a ticket here. Speaking of sell outs, Burns Night at the Bog has sold out BUT you can pick up a Ceilidh only ticket (so make your own haggis first) for a fiver here. Proceeds go directly to the Highland Rugby Club. Also (all go at the farm just now) the first acts for the Northern Roots Festival have been announced. Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra and The Henry Girls are on the shows play list already, no doubt many of the other acts from this will end up on there too. Details can be found here though I’ll see about putting together a proper preview piece. Still have to finish the one for Brew at the Bog yet (bit more on that in the next post)

Roads To Damascus: Lead singer Steve Simms has a solo album on it’s way and has released a video for the first single. The album will be called 7 Deadly Simms, the single is called Believe and the video is here. Going by that the solo stuff will be electronic in nature with politically charged lyrics. And it’ll also be rather good actually.

I’ll wrap this one up here then. Part 2 is here. You can see exactly when by liking the Facebook page. Cheers for now.

A Slice Of Fried Gold Playlist for 08/01/2013

Hey Folks, this is what you heard on the show today:

The Lancashire Hotpots – The Beer Festival
Hayley Hutchinson – Leave The Country
Blindfolds – Taste Young Blood
Cuddly Shark – Broken Arm
James Mackenzie – Cap To Wear
Rachel Sermanni – Waltz
Dany Slak – Flags
Little Fire – Fall In Love
The Frues – Pack Your Bags And Leave
Randolph’s Leap – Hermit
The Galipaygos – Good Luck, Bad Luck
Dingus Khan – Made A List
Vigo Thieves – Steal Your Heart
Yo La Tengo – Well You Better
Withered Hand – Cornflake
Knickers – A Thousand Ways
Steve Poltz – Croatia
Kosheen – Spies
Indians – I Am Haunted
Esperi – Homer
Sid Innes – Morning Sky
The Staves – Silver Dagger

Next show is on Monday 14th of January, http://www.abcradio.co.uk or ABC Radio Alness on the TuneIn app. The shows should be up on Mixcloud now/soon as well. Thanks for listening 🙂

Music News for the Highlands 05/01/2013

HA I wrote 2012 in the title there but caught myself. Silly Dave…

So 3 videos, 1 tune and 2 little bits of news for you today. The news is both sad and happy, though the happy obviously depends on if you like the bands in question. The sad news is, and I’m just going by what I’ve heard, the Newmarket Bar/Venue in Thurso appears to be closed for a bit. Or forever. Not sure which, I only have news from a couple of bands having to cancel gigs. I’ve never been, not sure if I would ever go as it’s further north than I’m normally found, but have heard many good things.

The GOOD news is that two bands are currently recording or about to record. Cactus & Cardigan will start recording their first EP next week. Whether I’ll be able to play any of it on the radio is anyone’s guess. AND The Whisky River Band started recording their second album yesterday! I didn’t realise they were knocking one out this soon so I’m really chuffed at that news. Should be able to play that, though no doubt with a bunch of radio editing because they can be sweary bastards.

The 1 tune is an oldie from Sid Innes. 7 years old now to be exact, well more like 6 probably. It’s called Feeling Quite Happy and was insipred by a sunset,awww.

Last Summer Effect, well Robbie at least, have decided to prove how right all of us were in including them in our ones to watch lists with their next hit. The Biscuit Song then, expect to see that at the next gig. And things are getting back to normal after the festive season so this news post will be more like they have been in the past. By that I mean “every post features Cleavers and Rachel Sermanni“. And I witnessed both of these videos live, though only the first in person. Here’s a bit of the Cleavers frenetic set from the Winter Showcase (I’m way off to the left so not on this thankfully) and here is the edited together bits of Rachel and the girls performance on BBC Scotland’s Hogmanay coverage. Prime spot too, before and after the bells. Was very glad when she started playing The Fog when I was in the pub and pulled up a chair at the telly.

That’s your lot for today. The picks for 2013 shows will stay up on Mixcloud for a couple of weeks, so check them out and spread them about if you haven’t already.