Tag Archives: Withered Hand

EPs of 2017 (20-11)

Albums 30-21 - 20-11 - 10-1 EPs 30-21 - 20-11 - 10-1

20. GURL+++ - Nerv00se Nerv00se is the latest peek into the mind of Aberdeen based producer GURL+++, and it’s an interesting piece. The genre defying release utilises heavily cut up vocals, elements of hip-hop, … Continue Reading ››

Glorious Traces Legacy: Withered Hand at The Glad Cafe, 22/12/17

The first in a new series of family-friendly matinee shows titled Glorious Traces Legacy, organised by The Glad Cafe and The Glad Foundation in association with Creative Scotland, this afternoon’s Withered Hand gig is just the fuzzy glimpse of sweet community and sweeter spirit to set you off on your festive holidays. Recalling my own first … Continue Reading ››

Withered Hand, a Singer of Songs, Martha Ffion at The Hug and Pint, 7/5/17

Dan Wilson of Withered Hand is absolutely one of the most interesting songwriters around; he recently collaborated to write and record with Barcelona-based a Singer of Songs during a week at an organic farm ‘in the middle of nowhere’ near Barcelona. Over three dates in Edinburgh, Crail and Glasgow, the two launched the resulting EP Among … Continue Reading ››

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 ››