Yes, after a year of blogging, ligging, and general arm-chancing, the Tidal Wave of Indifference is finally branching out into the inevitable, and putting on our own gigs.
Our first event will be on Saturday September 24 at Edinburgh’s legendary Wee Red Bar with a mouth-watering line-up.
The debut album from Aberfeldy’s Star Wheel Press was named album of the month for June by Team Avalanche and The Life Cycle of a Falling Bird has been practically flying off the shelves down at the Grassmarket. With endorsements from Ian Rankin, Lauren Laverne and more, the band are influenced by Bon Iver and Midlake and have built their sound around Irishman Ryan Hannigan’s languid storytelling and Craig Milton’s sparsely played banjo and guitar. We’re absolutely cock-a-hoop to have them involved.
After a series of successful EPs, packed shows and being named the inaugural winner of the Radar Prize, French Wives are in the middle of recording their debut album with producer Tony Doogan (Belle and Sebastian, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub) set for release later in the year. Also named as ‘one to watch’ by Drowned in Sound, the Wee Red Bar will be the perfect showcase for their upbeat, classically Scottish songs, before their inevitable push into the big league.
Former Jesus H. Foxx man Neil Insh released the Douglas Firs debut album, Happy As a Windless Flag, a six year labour of love, earlier in the year but is wasting no time in recording a follow-up with a full band in tow. If the new material is half as good as the likes of I Will Kill Again or the Shadow Line, we’re in for a huge treat come September.
Opening the event will be Edinburgh’s latest exciting alt-folk prospect, Lost Telegrams. Currently looking at recording their debut EP, the band hope to have it ready by the time they take the stage at the Wee Red. Still in their infancy as a band, we’re tipping them for big things and are delighted to have them on board.
Tickets will be available for £6 through Brown Paper Tickets. Doors at 7pm, over 18s only (obviously).