16 Roads is the latest impressive release from Dunfermline’s Oskar Braves, rapidly attracting a loyal following for their stadium-sized songs and soaring vocals. Check it out via the Spotify link below and follow the band on Facebook for upcoming gigs and new releases.
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
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
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
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.
Glasgow has Tenement TV, Washington has Tiny Desk, London has Sofar Sounds and now Dunfermline has The Loop, an ambitious new project from Loopmaniac Studios. The Youtube-hosted show features live music sessions from performers – local and from further afield – whose music makes the hair on the back of producer Liam Saunders’ hair stand on end, as well as interviews and coverage of art exhibitions and other cultural events.
Two impressive line ups are planned for next two Tae Sup Wi Fifer events at Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith Theatre in May and June. On Friday 18 May, the ever brilliant Withered Hand – aka Dan Willson – appears alongside Ian McMillan and Grace Petrie. McMillan is a writer and broadcaster whose latest poetry collection To Fold The Evening Star was published last year. As well as presenting BBC Radio 3’s
Exciting times for Dunfermline band Dancing on Tables who have just signed a record deal with American based LV Music and release their first single with the label today. Have a listen here.
Here’s a superb tv appearance by Barbara Dickson, the first and by many people’s reckoning the best, Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. Blood Brothers is currently on a 30th anniversary UK tour featuring The New Seeker’s Lyn Paul in the lead role and it’s coming to the Alhambra from 23-28 October. Tickets start at £25 and you can book yours here.