Bands & musicians

New song by Dancing on Tables out today

Local band and recent Outwith Festival headliners Dancing on Tables, release their new single today. Described by Wonderland Magazine as an ‘anthemic indie banger’, Colour Me Good features, according to Earmilk, ‘dreamy melodies cascading down as searching harmonies scale the track’. The band say, ‘We think CMG is the most fun song we have written and brings out a new, less-serious side of us. The ‘Space Race’ EP tackles more serious and melancholy

New short film tells story of Dunfermline’s music scene

One of the most exciting new pieces of work to come out of this year’s Outwith Festival is short film The Auld Grey Toun – A Soundtrack. Commissioned for the festival, the twenty minute film, made by the Liam Saunders, George Murray and Rory Buchanan of Loopmaniac Studios, focuses on the lost music venues of the Dunfermline such as famous folk club The Howf (pictured above), the place where Barbara

Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival – 2018 website now live!

And we’re off and running for this year’s Outwith Festival! Outwith 18 is dramatically bigger than last year’s inaugural event with over 200 artists delivering comedy, music, theatre, film, literature and art in more than 23 venues over five days in September. There are exciting names coming to town including one of the UK’s most successful screenwriters Gregory Burke, John Maclean who was the founder of The Beta Band and

The Loop: Episode 3 and Kyle Falconer special

More music  video and chat from the excellent Dunfermline-based music show The Loop, this time featuring an interview with and performance by The View’s Kyle Falconer and sessions from The Marriage and Broken by Rock.

The Skids & the Scottish Punk Revolution 1977 at FSC

Photo of The Skids (above) by Virginia Turbett and below by Paul Slattery Dunfermline’s Fire Station Creative, is the chosen venue for an exhibition of historic photographs from the punk music scene 40 years ago. The show, titled ‘Scared to Dance: The Skids and the Scottish Punk Rock Revolution 1977’, is being curated by frontman, Richard Jobson, and music business consultant, Ronald Gurr. ‘In 1977 I started a fanzine in

Try a taste of Brandy Alexander: a night out with his wife inspires Dunfermline songwriter

For a great selection of rootsy, lyrical songs inspired by Fife, check out the excellent debut album released today by The Johnstown Flood, aka Dunfermline singer songwriter Stuart Bell.  Chasing September’s Tail  combines country, folk, blues and Americana and even a touch of ragtime on Brandy Alexander (listen below), a stand out track which sets Stuart’s deeply romantic lyric about a night out with his wife against a lovely, woozy tune

Jamie Cooling puts the funk into Fife with brilliant new album ‘Blessing’

So exciting to hear a young local musician producing something that’s properly fresh and original. Just listen to the superb, shimmering funk of this virtuoso solo project by Dunfermline’s own Jamie Cooling.  Shades of Lewis Taylor combine with Jamie’s own heartfelt idiosyncrasies to create a perfect summer vibe. Classically trained Jamie is off travelling the world with his guitar at the moment, but this is what he has to say

Dog Day Afternoon by Franco the Mighty

Great new tune from Dunfermline band Franco the Mighty. The band, Michael Williamson on vocals and guitar, Gregor MacEwen on bass,  Scott Anstruther on lead guitar and Adam Law on drums, have just recorded a cracking new five track demo which you can listen to below. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Dancing on Tables to headline at PJ Molloys on 24 June

On Friday 24 June, Dunfermline band Dancing on Tables have their biggest headline show to date at PJ Molloys – before heading to Glasgow for the opening night of King Tut’s Summer Nights 2016. The band, whose members are Robbie McSkimming Callum Thomas, Hamish Finlayson, Gregor Stobie and Michael Waterworth, recently won Best Live Music Act at Dunfermline Press Awards. Tickets for the Dunfermline gig are £5 and are available

Dunfermline band Moonlight Zoo release first single

Here is Captivity, the newly released first single from hotly tipped Moonlight Zoo who are Jamie Adamson, Reece Dobbin, Sean Defrancesco and Graeme Mcleod. The track was produced by Magnus Collie and the video directed by Rory Cowieson. You can hear more of Moonlight Zoo’s music here.