With absolutely no fanfare whatsoever Belle and Sebastian pitched up in Dunfermline and played to a packed Alhambra last night. Stuart Murdoch, who sang pretty well despite struggling with a cold, acknowledged that the band seldom travelled to the ‘east coast’ but gave no explanation as to why this gig was happening, unheralded and sandwiched between major international dates. Backed by a string quartet and playing brilliantly on instruments borrowed
Fancy a couple of cheery new tunes for your Monday morning? Here is The Party Line from Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, the 9th studio album by Belle and Sebastian. The band are touring in May and play Newcastle City Hall on the 16th and The Hydro in Glasgow on the 22nd. The Waterboys too are back in action. Listen below to November Tale from Modern Blues which is out next week.
Scottish Pop Household Woes: The Vaselines unhappy about being swamped with junk mail Introducing the work of the brilliant if mysterious Jersey Milk Cow whose drawings expose the domestic concerns of stars of the Scottish music scene, Britpop, football and celebrity chefdom. The artist is currently based in Stockport. Of his website he says, ‘My drawings are posted here – it’s a bit like an online gallery. There was a