This has no order or anything. I filmed nearly everything I saw (live music) in 2012 and didn't get round to sharing it all at the time. So here is some new stuff, plus highlights in case you missed. The bands are all from Glasgow and the gigs are all in Glasgow too. More parts to come soon!
Tut Vu Vu
These are some real nice jazzers. They have real instruments including clarinet, trumpet, piano, drums x2 and some array of analogue synths and sound effects. They play their own experimentations as well as tunes by the likes of Ornette Coleman and appear to be having a good time!
Here they are on the 20th December at the CCA. Before they play is a little bit of Romany Dear's great performance from the same night!
An exciting collaboration between the Pitt brothers of Ultimate Thrush, Silk Cut and others. And half of them have just spent december '12 in Africa searching for new grooves - one to watch out for!
This is their first gig at the Sub Club at the night of Optimo Music, who will soon release their record.
Vars of Litchi
Long favoured as top entertainers on the local circuit, VOL had mostly been dormant for the best/worst part of the last couple of years. If you've not listened to their album before you can check it out on grooveshark. http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Vars+Of+Litchi/6810659
Belter! This year the duo have played together again on a few occasions after no rehearsal and little discussion, revisiting favourites and improvising new ideas together for the first time live!
Here they are at their last gig of the year in The Old Hairdressers.
The sporadic creative process lends this three-piece a wild quirky sound, and their live tunes are always delivered fresh off the cuff. In 2013 WP will release a tape on Clan Destine Records.
This is from their first gig we had the privilege of hosting for them at the Kind Man in Glasgow.
Yolk of Blood
This appears to be an incarnation (or spinoff?) of Fritz Welch's Asparagus Piss Raindrop project, which has been prominent throughout 2012. This improvised sludgy metal sound is fronted perfectly by the roar of Julia Scott (gropetown, fem bitch nation, palms, thoth etc.)
This is them at a Croc vs Croc "fuckin roller disco" crazy karaoke bonanza at the Kinning Park Complex.
A collaborative exercise celebrating and commiserating humanity on its prosperity and certain downfall. Seven pieces were performed together at one main event that looked to our absent future.
The event was part of The Pipe Factory's Glasgow International festival programme and included work from members of Remember Remember, Happy Particles, Thoth, Organs of Love, Smack Wizards, The Rosy Crucifixion, Ultimate Thrush, Gropetown and Palms with artists Claudia Nova, Andrew Houston, Carmel O'Brien, Zoe Williams, Scott Caruth, Hannah Summers, Karina Baillie, Douglas Morland, Lucy Anderson, Vickie McDonald, Deena E Jacobs and Sinead Young. Curated by Joan Sweeney for the Pipe Factory's GI programme.
MUSIC | PROJECTIONS
1. Organs of Love | Zoe Williams, Scott Caruth, Claudia Nova, Andrew Houston & Carmel O'Brien
2. Steven Kane & Graeme Ronald | Lucy Anderson
3. Laurie Pitt & Vickie McDonald | Vickie McDonald
4. Smack Wizards | Hannah Summers & Karina Baillie
5. Young & Young | Sinead Young
6. Thoth | Deena E Jacobs
7. The Rosy Crucifixion | Douglas Morland
Audio recorded by Colin Stewart
Video recorded by Beth Dynowski and Rob Alexander
Video edited by Rob alexander
MÏLK records - DIY Record label in London run by Andrew Milk.
New House Whites - Artwork by Rob Churm and music by the Gummy Stumps. Free download available.
Night School Records - Independent record label based in London. Powered by enthusiasm, friends, amateurism and screenprinting. No agenda, no mission statement. If we can't live without it, we press it.