Tag Archives: Withered Hand

West End Festival All Dayer at Oran Mor, 19/6/16

So it’s another dad day and another all dayer at Oran Mor as part of the West End Festival, and while the line up today may not be quite as dad friendly as last year’s fare there is a host of local talent at various stages of their musical development on offer. Continue Reading ››

Celtic Connections: James Yorkston, The Pictish Trail, Withered Hand at Mitchell Library, 28/1/16

Tonight’s Celtic Connections show sees three excellent Scottish songwriters – James Yorkston, The Pictish Trail aka Johnny Lynch and Withered Hand aka Dan Wilson - come together in harmony. Rather than play their sets one after the other, the three songwriters sit onstage together, adding extra instrumentation to one another’s songs and bantering away amiably. There’s an … Continue Reading ››

Wickerman (Saturday), 25/7/15

Saturday got underway in earnest with RM Hubbert on the main stage; I arrive, a little late, to him announcing: “Radio One won’t play pop songs about depression...” He describes ‘Bolt’ as a more upbeat number (facetiously described as his attempt to get mainstream radio plays), but it is followed by what, in his own words, … Continue Reading ››

Randolph’s Leap’s I Can’t Dance To This Music Anymore at CCA, 21/3/15

Having the chance to grab a chat with Adam Ross, lead singer of Randolph’s Leap at their CCA “festival in a can,” event reaffirmed the amazing culture of music currently circulating in Glasgow. Where else can you go to an all day gig crammed with great bands like Randolph’s Leap and Withered Hand amongst many others … Continue Reading ››

Album of 2014

Andrew Person & Lovers Turn To Monsters – Everything We Miss17 Andrew Pearson & Lovers Turn To Monsters – Everything We Miss [Common] A combination of two endearing singer-songwriters, brought together under the umbrella of Common Records in the dismal Glaswegian rain, resulting in an equally … Continue Reading ››

Withered Hand – New Gods [Fortuna Pop]

The instant comparison that springs to mind here is ‘All Things Must Pass’ - like George Harrison’s opus, the music might at first fool you as sounding like inoffensive dentist-waiting-room shmooth-fm folk-pop; clean but still sensibly naturalistic production, tons of hooks, catchy choruses, acoustic guitars and simple song structures; yet lurking in the lyrics there’s … Continue Reading ››

Celtic Connections: Withered Hand, Richard Dawson, Jeff Lang, The Mae Trio at Platform, 24/1/14

celticconnections_platform28Platform’s characteristically inspiring mix of styles are on offer for Celtic Connections starting with The Mae Trio, Aussie sisters (and friend) variously playing ukulele, fiddle, cello and banjo. The young Melbourne group sing harmonious folk songs about William Morris and leaving high school with a good variety … Continue Reading ››

Glasgow Platform and Celtic Connections invite you to hit Rewind

1856Glasgow East End multi-arts venue Platform is teaming up with Celtic Connections for a truly unique and eclectic weekend of local and global music on January 24 and 25, 2014. Entitled Celtic Connections Rewind, it sees well-loved Scottish artists like Withered Hand and Malcolm Middleton share bills … Continue Reading ››

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: Music Is The Music Language (Day 2) 4/9/11

Withered Hand Cut Hands, Withered Hand, Wounded Knee, Tatties Toes, this guy sounds quite the mess! Oh dear that was terrible, sorry, but in defence these are all part of a brilliant line up that make up the second day on Music Is The Music Language. I … Continue Reading ››