A Slice Of Fried Gold Radio Show Play List For 03/06/2013


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

Lace and Whiskey – Confuse The Mind
Colour Coded – Trying
The Hot Seats – Yonder Comes A Sucker
Flying Batteries – Final Boss (Sonic The Hedgehog 3)
Alan Smithee – Surplus
Scarlet Shift – Clouds
Houndmouth – On The Road
The Galipaygos – The Day That You Were Born
Camera Obscura – Do It Again
Estrella – One Love
Iceage – Wounded Hearts
Stornoway – The Bigger Picture
Danny P – The Other Side
Stillpoint – Go Ahead and Go
The River 68s – All That Bohemian
Showbizheroes – Thinking and Drinking
Minimum – Smash Routine
Queens Of The Stone Age – My God Is The Sun
Billy Vincent – And It Fights
William Freeman – Sirens
James Mackenzie – Hazy People
Saint Motel – Feed Me Now
Team Kapowski – Hey Cheryl
Gifted Kings – Last Trace Of The Sun

And it’ll be up on Mixcloud soon. Next show is on Sunday 09/06/2013, 2-4PM 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 02/04/2013 SESSION EXTRAVAGANZA!


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

William Freeman – By Your Side
The Emerald Armada – I Don’t Mind
Kellie Buchanan – Glo Bug Boogie (MV Festival Session Track)
Kellie Buchanan – Euphane MacCalzean(MV Festival Session Track)
Kellie Buchanan – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (MV Festival Session Track)
Josephine Sillars – Please Plead And Don’t Tell (Three Years Past)
Cami Ramsay – Jekyll And Hyde(MV Festival Session Track)
Cami Ramsey – Never Ask For More(MV Festival Session Track)
Cami Ramsey – Superhero (MV Festival Session Track)
Megan Blyth – Fading Away
Brown Bear and The Bandits – Olive Tree
The Ragazzi – Crystal
The Ragazzi – Young And Angry
The Pure Conjecture – This Car Of Mine
Pauline Alexander – Fields Of Gold
Roadway – Good.Man.Die
Free – All Right Now

And it’ll be up on Mixcloud soon. Next show is on Monday 08/04/2013, 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

William Freeman Sirens EP Review

Who? Well, William Freeman is a young singer/songwriter who comes from Lossiemouth (if I remember correctly) but has shifted to Glasgow, so another one of those non local local people. I thought it was the other way around until I hit his bio. Anyway I was talking to Jemma Tweedie one evening and she said (paraphrase) “I’m at a gig, you should check this guy out”. So I did, dropped him a mail, said to buy her a pint if he was near her, they were standing next to each other, a wee bit after he sent me an EP.

This was a while back but I’ve been rather busy. Takes me a while to get to EP/album reviews sometimes. Need to fix that. And get to more gigs so I can review them. I digress.

So he sent me a copy of Sirens and if you are a listener to the radio show you may well have heard the title track a couple of weeks back. So what’s the whole thing like? For the most part it’s heartfelt emotional singing with heavy strumming and some twiddly bits here and there.

Title track Sirens opens things up at quite a mellow pace, with what I assume is layered guitar work unless he switches between twiddling and strumming super fast. William makes good use of silences and the track varies between mellower moments and more thrashy ones in a sort of lengthy wave. Classic song structure really. If I had something bad to say about it it’s that it’s maybe a bit longer than it needs to be. That said, not sure where I’d trim any but it would probably be somewhere in the last third. All three tracks on the EP are lengthy ones so you do get a fair chunk of music for your buck (well, £2.37). There’s also a very nice guitar break at the 4.20 mark

(Spare some) Change Is a bit of a mellower affair all over, with some intricate guitar work and lighter strummy bits and again makes good use of silences. And the same can be said for By Your Side, the third track on the EP though it’s more strummy. It also occasionally has a bit of an indie rock vibe to it, possibly down to the use of strumming rather than finger work. It finishes very strongly and draws the EP to a good close.

Over all it’s an enjoyable EP and well worth picking up. That said if this was a longer work I could see it getting a little bit too samey so if there is some kind of album in the works situation I’d be looking for a bit more variety than is on offer here, but this is only 3 tracks after all. This does act as a good introduction for a young musician who I’d be very happy to hear more from.

You can pick up a copy of Sirens on iTunes (blech) here. I think someone needs to explain to Apple what an EP is btw, that’s not the first time I’ve seen one described as a single…

A Slice Of Fried Gold playlist for 26/11/2012

Hey kids, here’s all of the tunes that you heard on the show this evening.

SIIGA – JOHN’S A GHOST
THE PURE CONJECTURE – THE THROAT FROM COURGETTES LP
THE GALIPAYGOS – GOODBYE CITY FROM THE DEMISE OF GARY LIP-GLOSS LP
DONALD MACDONALD (AND THE ISLANDS) – GHOST FROM SELF TITLED EP
KNICKERS – ARE YOU READY GIRL?
PURITY RING – LOFTICRIES
RYAN GOLDER (OF FURRY VENGEANCE) – FOREVER CRIMINAL
MATCHSTICK MAKER – PRIZEFIGHTER FROM SELF TITLED EP
ORKESTRA DEL SOL – SUNDANCE FROM THE MOVEABLE FEAST LP
HAYLEY HUTCHINSON – CHANDELIER FROM GHOSTS IN THE TREES
ROADS TO DAMASCUS – THAT SMILE FROM R2D2 LP
IAIN MCLAUGHLIN AND THE OUTSIDERS – BREAK THE CYCLE FROM WE ARE ALL OUTSIDERS LP
DYLAN LE BLANC – BROTHER FROM CAST THE SAME OLD SHADOW
MYSTERY JETS – THE HALE BOP
WOODY PINES – HAM AND EGGS FROM YOU GOTTA ROLL EP
GUS MUNRO – FEVER FROM JOCK’S JUKE JOINT VOL 1
ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI – MATURE THEMES
THE CARRIVICK SISTERS – WHEN THE BIRDS START TO SING FROM FROM THE FIELDS LP
WILLIAM FREEMAN – SIRENS FROM SIRENS EP
ROBERT KING – THIS TIME AROUND FROM THAT I AM ACTUALLY HERE LP
NAKED RED – TRIP ME UP

Thanks for listening! Next show is on 27/11/2012 from 7pm until 9pm!