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Shards – Just Something to Get Started

I don’t really know anything at all about this band, apart from the fact that Stephen from Edinburgh band Collar Up (and an arch-nemesis of mine from the Edinburgh amateur football leagues) is involved in one way or another. I am not really sure how he is involved, but he sent me the song, so […]

Crystal Shipsss – I Will See No Moon No Sky

 Jacob Faurholt has sent me quite a bit of stuff over the years, and I’ve always quite liked it, but somehow never really written about it. This, on the other hand, has gone from my inbox to the pages of the blog in about a day, which is pretty rare around here. It’s gorgeous, drifting […]

New Adam Stafford single: Atheist Money

New Adam Stafford single? Why of course, it would be my pleasure. He has a new album out in October called Taser Revelations, and a wee tour coming up pretty much now.  I don’t want to give too much away about the album, apart from the fantastic artwork by Paul Ryding above.  Paul also did […]

Numbers Are Futile Album Launch at the Song, by Toad Hidden Door Showcase

The Hidden Door Festival this year brings us, amongst dozens of other things, the glorious Song, by Toad showcase that ahem the world has been waiting for all these years. And also the album launch for Numbers Are Futile’s debut album Sunlight on Black Horizon, which you can pre-order here if you like. Tickets here. […]

Toadcast #315 – The Cherryblossomcast

 Fuck me, sorry, I seem to have managed to not do one of these for about two months. That totally took me aback, I have to confess. Ah well, I suppose it was inevitable. Due to slightly ambitious scheduling we ended up with four or five releases all being live at the same time in […]

Paradise Palms Song by Toad Dingus Rock Slop Fest

If you read this blog on a regular basis (does anyone actually still do that?) you’ll know that there has been a huge explosion of awesome, DIY guitar music coming out of Glasgow recently, and this free entry mini-festival is designed to showcase as much of it as possible. EVERY WEDNESDAY IN MAY, 7:30pm FREE […]

Chump

CHUMP / shut eye from chump on Vimeo. HEY EVERYONE, GUESS WHAT I’M ABOUT TO WRITE ABOUT? Yep, that’s right, more lo-fi, DIY guitar music from Glasgow.  Seriously, I know it’s becoming quite funny by now, but there is so much good music coming out of that city at the moment that I have been […]

Record Store Day 2015 at Voxbox

This Saturday (18th April) me and some pals will be going round to VoxBox in Stockbridge for beers and records and live music. People who run record labels will be there, as will lots of musicians, promoters, Darren who runs the shop, and a lot of people who just plain love music. (And, erm, free […]

Nic Rue’s Cyanotypes and the Napier Photo Collective

Moth Cyanotypes from nic rue on Vimeo. You all know Nic Rue, right? She’s the awesome photographer who does a lot of our Toad Session photography and all the photos for the Split 12? series (1 – 2 – 3) we’ve been releasing over the last couple of years. Well she’s coming to the end of her […]

Garden of Elks – A Distorted Sigh Out Now

Garden of Elks themselves call this ‘thrash-pop’ and I really can’t think of anything better, to be honest. In the words of Whisperin’ and Hollerin’ it’s “ten ‘blink-and-you’ll-miss-them’ tunes that sound like the missing link between The Ramones and Sonic Youth”. Or inbetween Arcade Fire and Iggy Pop if you look at the playlist on KEXP […]

Jealous Girlfriend

 Jealous Girlfriend is yet another of the many-splintered side projects belonging to someone from that wee group of Glasgow bands which include Spinning Coin, Froth (soon to be renamed Strop), Herbert Powell (recently deceased), Youngstrr Joey, Dune Witch Trails and Psychic Soviets. In this case, we’re talking Eilidh from Strop. There are two EPs on […]

Label Markets Are Odd

I really like the Indepedent Label Markets I travel around to on a regular basis, but they are strange things to go to, I have to confess. Meeting devoted fans of our releases in places like London and Inverness who can go through the whole display and point out no more than maybe one or […]

Rob St. John & Woodpigeon Split 10?

It’s taken a while for this to come together, but we can now announce a Split 10? release by Rob St. John and Woodpigeon called Young Sun | Trouble Comes. Released on the 20th April, you can actually pre-order one here and we’ll post them out a wee bit in advance, because for once we’re […]

Garden of Elks Album Launches Tomorrow and Sunday

Yep, that’s right, A Distorted Sigh by Garden of Elks is coming out soon – early April, actually – but the vinyl has arrived and I am collecting the tapes from Glasgow today so if you can catch them at their next couple of shows then you can get a copy slightly ahead of time […]

Wild Al Hotchkiss and His Aquaphibians

 Well umm, this is ace. I know there’s a lot of talk about the music scene in Edinburgh being either great or terrible at the moment, but one thing is for sure: the sheer number of really promising bands knocking around in Glasgow, releasing on tiny-but-excellent labels is really quite something. The first release on […]

Sean Armstrong

 Sean Armstrong is one of those people I tend to refer to as a ‘talented wee shite’. He’s erratic, I guess, and can be a little temperamental, but he’s still been involved in an awful lot of excellent stuff as well as his own self-releases, from The Yawns to Spinning Coin and Passion Pusher, and presumably […]

Song, by Toad at the Easter Independent Label Market in London

That’s right folks, this weekend we shall be down in London for the Independent Label Market at Spitalfields once again. We don’t really have any ‘exclusives’. I mean, we don’t really do exclusives, honestly, we try and make everything as special as we can, and then make it available for everyone. But we do have […]

Kathryn Joseph

 Somewhere in Aberdeen there will be a gentleman slapping his hand to his forehead and shouting ‘Oh for fuck’s sake, Toad’ when this post goes public. I was told about Kathryn Sawyers (at the time) a wee while ago by a pal up there and once again I have been a little slow to get […]

Tryptamines

 I know I can be a bit of judgemental prick when it comes to this kind of thing, but when someone thrusts a copy of their vinyl into your hand at a record fair with a mumbled ‘you might think it’s shit but, er, yeah whatever’ and then shuffles off to the do the same […]

Jonnie Common – Binary 101

Jonnie Common – ‘Binary 101? (Official) from Jonnie Common on Vimeo. It’s been a good wee spell for Jonnie Common. In the wake of his excellent 6Music session with Tom Robinson (starts just over half an hour into this show, if you want to listen back), he’s been playing a series of dates around the country in […]

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