Somewhere in heaven an angel is belting out psalms like it’s Friday night karaoke in Govan.
Fortunately this transcendental trade-off means that those of us present at the Reid Concert Hall on Saturday evening are treated to Siobhan Wilson singing with the voice of an angel.
If I were to read an … Continue Reading ››
Presumably this Year’s Celtic Connections is the most successful yet, but a gig on a Sunday afternoon is what it’s all that about.
Hazy Recollections showcases short sets from a number of artists back to back (with no discernible interval) in a chilled out, generally all seated, environment.
From a personal point of view a rare appearance … Continue Reading ››
30. Siobhan Wilson - ‘Whatever Helps’ [Song, by Toad]
Immediately, ‘Whatever Helps’ shows off a more darker tone than Siobhan Wilson’s earlier, more twee-sounding material; the delicately soft vocal remain, but it is now layered, and more ominous sounding. An ode to fighting against a lost love, … Continue Reading ››
Albums 30-21 - 20-11 - 10-1 EPs 30-21 - 20-11 - 10-1
30. ULTRAS - ULTRAS [Hello Thor]
The brain child of Over The Wall’s Wav Prentice ULTRAS’ debut record caught our ears through its wide ranging influences, colourful tones and Prentice’s ever enthusiastic impassioned delivery.
’s There Are No Saints
starts off with its titular track, a saintly track that sets the scene beautifully and topically for a particularly nuanced, bold, intelligent and endearing album.
What it does extremely well is meld contemporary and classical elements with respect, restraint and understanding; delivering one of the best debut albums we’ve heard … Continue Reading ››
Recently oigned to Song, By Toad upon her return to Scotland from an extended stay in France, Siobhan Wilson
releases 'Whatever Helps', the first taster of her upcoming debut full-length album There Are No Saints
due in July.
Immediately, 'Whatever Helps' shows off a more darker tone than her earlier, more twee-sounding material; the delicately soft … Continue Reading ››
Song, By Toad’s showcase at The Glad Cafe features three of the label’s roster performing a Fringe show of the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival.
Opening the night, the sound of Siobhan Wilson
’s soft, soulful voice gets things off the ground.
She plays with a unique deftness, her electric guitar’s clear, low tone works with delicate melodies … Continue Reading ››
20-11 – 10-1 – Tracks & albums
20 The Vegan Leather - This House
A work that possesses both the sincerity and conviction necessary to remind any listener than pop can be more than just clean synths … Continue Reading ››
Say It’s True
is a hauntingly beautiful account of a folk record, combining delicate vocals with complacent melodies and intimate lyrics.
The first track from Siobhan Wilson
’s new EP is title-track ‘Say It’s True’, which introduces Wilson’s unforgettable and enduring breathy vocal style along with a simplistic melody made up of elegant guitar tones, soft percussion … Continue Reading ››
This is the second evening of Idlewild’s two ABC shows, marking somewhat of a comeback, supporting the release of their first album in six years, Everything Ever Written
Support for this evening is provided by Siobhan Wilson
who opens with ‘Dear God’, a beautifully melancholy open letter to whatever omnipresent being may be up there.
Having last … Continue Reading ››