Category Archives: live review

Live review: Withered Hand, O’Messy Life, Mike Nisbet at Captains Rest, 2/11/11

Mike Nisbet is the first act tonight and it doesn’t take long for him to silence the crowd with his distinguishingly smooth voice. Nisbet performs a charming selection from album Vagrant, which consists of mellow finger picked riffs and lyrics of life and love. In particular, ‘Funny … Continue Reading ››

Live review: Dead Boy Robotics, Oh You Dancer, Vasquez at Captains Rest, 31/10/11

Halloween night and all ghoulish apparitions seem to have been hounded from the streets by the insipid rain and blustering wind. Inside the Captain’s Rest those present are resolute having holed up in the venue to enjoy the aural offerings. The contingent of Edinburgh acts set … Continue Reading ››

Live review: Citizens, Attack of the Mad Axe-Men, Fat Janitor at 13th Note, 25/10/11

Fat Janitor, a punk/hardcore influenced four-piece use somewhat iconoclastic (for the genre) modern technology to supplement their sound and manage to impact the audience almost immediately with a stark and heavy sound. Tracks such as ‘Bonkers Bruno goes Berserk’, a jovial reference to the caricatured boxer’s … Continue Reading ››

Live review: The Hardy Boys (album launch), Wake The President, Ste McCabe at the 13th Note, 22/10/11

Typically Scottish rain is pouring down and I am wet and cold. Good job the 13th Note is a great venue to capture a cosy, folk atmosphere with lighting that fits the mood. Wake The President perform first and embrace a modern indie-folk vibe with their … Continue Reading ››