A Slice Of Fried Gold Radio Show Play List For 12/02/2013

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

Findlay Napier And The Bar Room Mountaineers – Valentine’s Day
The Big Eyes Family Players – Thousands Or More
Conor Mason – A Picture Of Farewell
JB Butterfield – Nothing
The Trade – Fight Club
The Harmed Brothers – We Might Not Have To Die
Laura J Martin – Fishes Tail
The Leon Hunt n-Tet – Old Home Place
The Cornshed Sisters – Soft White
Skeleton Verse – The Calm
Hayley Hutchinson – Chandelier
Jemma Tweedie – Two Hands (live Session track)
The Whisky River Band – Don’t Think
Jemma Tweedie – Paper Doll (live session track)
David Byrne and St Vincent – I Should Watch TV
Jemma Tweedie – Draw The Line (live session track)
Showbizheroes – 21
The Sonic Executive – The Only One
Fatherson – First Born
Arcade Parade – Cave Of Swimmers
Littlemores – Idle Street
Cahalen Morrison and Eli West – Poor Cowboy

And it’ll be up on Mixcloud soon. Next show is on Monday 18/02/2013, 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

A Slice Of Fried Gold Radio Show Play List For 28/01/2013

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

Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra – Rich Man Now
Galoshins – Shake Up
The Little Mill Of Happiness – Cold Blooded Revelry At Whitson
Common Tongues – Solitary Thinker
Paul Banks – Young Again
Skeleton Verse – Stone Paper Scissors Paper Metal Head Or Tails
Indians – I Am Haunted
Fryars – In My Arms
Lace and Whiskey – Confuse The Mind
Rachel Sermanni – Ae Fond Kiss
Kwes – Rollerblades
Last Summer Effect – Have You Heard?
Sam Forrest – Clear
Cuddly Shark – Trigger Happy
Garden Of Elks – Rowan’s Magical Bucket
Anna Sweeney – Take A Long Walk
Esben And The Witch – Deathwaltz
David Jones Esq – Fall From Grace
Washington Irving – Holy Company
The Whisky River Band – Don’t Think
Spoke Too Soon – You’ve Had Your Fun
The Trade – Do You Want It
Furry Vengeance – My Little Ray of Sunshine

And it’ll be up on Mixcloud soon. Next show is on Tuesday 29/01/2013, 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.

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.

A Slice Of Fried Gold Special: Picks For 2013 Highland Edition playlist

Hey everybody, here’s the fantastic local acts that you heard on the show today:

Furry Vengeance – My Little Ray Of Sunshine
The Whisky River Band – No Regrets
Topher Elliot – The Old Wood
Toby Michael’s Rolling Damned – Save Me
Siiga – Ikuenora
The Maginot Band – Waking Up To The Rain (parts 1 and 2)
Red Kites – Beat In Time
The Oxides – It’s All Going Wrong Today
Alice Bentley – Scottish Rain
Cleavers – The Rain Will Never End
Jemma Tweedie – Two Hands
Donald Macdonald (and the Islands) – Old Style Arrow
Josephine Sillars – Corners
Megan Blyth – Freedom Of Silence
Be Like Pablo – The Things You Do
Duncan Overmeer – Better Left Unsaid
Estrella – Come Out To Play
Rachel Sermanni – The Fog
Last Summer Effect – Passion
PAWS – Sore Tummy
Roadway – Fight For Freedom

Tune in tomorrow for the picks from the rest of the world, 3 to 5PM http://www.abcradio.co.uk or ABC Radio Alness on the TuneIn app. Hope everyone has a great New Year and thanks very much for listening. The show will be on Mixcloud soon and there’ll be a link on the Facebook page for that.