Saturday was Record Store Day and while the masses descended to grab their vinyl and watch the special in-store performances, I was still crippled. Probably the most talked about shows of the day were by Frightened Rabbit and this footage of the band playing Be Less Rude, with James Graham of The Twilight Sad, and a vocal twist at the end, was caught on camera in Mono. Also, Susie (who shot the video) is a Frabbit super-fan, so check her YouTube favourites if you want a collection of great footage.
Glasgow outfit Gorman recently made the trip to the land of the rising sun for Japan Music Week. The video below is of the band play We’ll See live at Le Mama in Tokyo, and if you head to their YouTube page you can catch the full tour diary.
Detour Scotland posted this great video of new band Kettle Of Kites playing under a bridge. You might recognise some of the faces as members of Bear Bones and Open Swimmer, and this is another fantastic project that comes from that collective group. You can catch Kettle Of Kites supporting Mummers at King Tut’s tonight.
Penguins Kill Polar Bears have already got a follow-up release to the Vessels and Veins EP in the bag. Sapling will be released on May 23rd as a download single, and the band will be heading out on tour to support it. I’ll have those dates a bit closer to the time (or have a look at the poster on the front page), but for now enjoy the cracking video shot by Luke Joyce.
Mitchell Museum drummer Raindeer has decided to release a new cover version every 2 weeks with a video to accompany it. The first offering is this version of Roy Orbison’s Crying, and the video is brilliant. It looks like you’re going to have to click the link below and watch this on YouTube. You can also catch Mitchell Museum this weekend at the Captain’s Rest 3rd birthday celebrations. Saturday and Sunday sees all-day gigs in the venue, and full details are in the gig listings.
Sneak returns to Pivo Pivo on the 28th and true to form the organisers have some excellent preview footage. Headliners for the night, Weather Barn, are the subject this time, and the band’s rather dapper looking front-man gives you the low down on what to expect. Keep an eye on next weeks listings for a timely reminder.