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This Week’s Pale Imitation Festival Goings On

Whilst I am currently off getting locked up in Romania for speeding offences (in a 1992 Volvo estate – is it even possible to speed in one of these? – apparently so) The Pale Imitation Festival thunders wonderfully onwards. If you want to see the Rust2Romania updates check out my Tumblr, but this page is […]

Toadcast #318 – The Palecast Vol.3

 Hiya folks, once again in advance of the glorious Pale Imitation Festival we have a podcast exploring all the weird and wonderful bands who will be playing in Edinburgh during August for your wild and enthusiastic entertainment. Because you’re coming along, right? All of you? Oh god do please come. Please. Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease! Ah fuck that, […]

Various Artists – David Cameron’s Eton Mess

Yep, this un-unseeable monstrosity will be out on 12? vinyl in October. You’re welcome, universe! Bands included are: Lush Purr, Sean Armstrong, Breakfast Muff, Dune Witch Trails, alansmithee, Youngstrr Joey, Spinning Coin, Chump, Passion Pusher, Andrew R. Show More Summary

Samantha Crain – Killer

Toad pal and musical favourite Samantha Crain has a new album out called Under Branch & Thorn & Tree (buy one here).  I haven’t covered the album on Song, by Toad yet, mainly because I don’t really write record reviews anymore, but it’s really good. It’s been interesting watching Sam become more and more politically […]

Pale Imitation Festival 2015

Hello folks, it’s well past time to announce the third annual Pale Imitation Festival. Remember T on the Fringe? The Edge Festival? Retreat? Well this isn’t nearly as good as any of those. But this is Edinburgh, where fun and culture are strongly frowned upon, so we are just going to have to make do. All […]

Song, by Toad at Independent Label Market on Saturday 11th July

The ever-awesome Independent Label Market is returning to London this weekend and we shall be there once again (and this time I shall remember to bring all our recent releases along with me as well). We are on the outside corner of the market, behind Heavenly and Full Time Hobby, and next to BBE and […]

New Andrew R. Burns Stuff

 Andrew R. Burns has been a wee bit quiet for the last year or so, but a new EP has just made its way onto his Bandcamp page, under his slightly amended new guise of Andrew R. Burns and the Tropicanas. It’s something of a piece with his existing stuff, and as he builds his […]

Yves Yacolt

 There are band names, and then there are band names. Yves Yacolt, when they first got in touch with me, went by the name of Wank Hilliams. Presumably Auntie Flo suggested it over Sunday lunch one weekend. Apparently radio play was a little tough to come by for Wank Hilliams for some unfathomable reason, so […]

Toadcast #317 – The Swisscast

 This is what is becoming the annual Rust2Rome podcast. Not so much intentionally as such, it’s just that sitting in the car with tapes is pretty much the only music I’ve been listening to recently that’s all, so that’s what the podcast is from. After two years doing the French Alps route I decided that […]

Inspector Tapehead Are Back

Things move fast in the music industry, and memories are short. We released the debut album by Inspector Tapehead back in something like 2010 I think, but they promptly disbanded to the furthest corners of Scotland and, whilst not calling time on the band per se, at the very least meant that we heard little […]

Song, by Toad Split 12? v4

(All photos by Nic Rue) One of the reasons I have been a little quiet on the blog lately (aside from wheelspinning out of the parking lot of care homes in Canada and racing stupid cars through the mountains of Europe of course) is that I have been very much occupied with recording and mixing […]

This Saturday at Henry’s: Songdog, Best Girl Athlete and Grayson King

Well, back here for a day and already firing back into the gigs because, erm, well honestly just because bands I really, really want to see keep on getting in touch, and honestly I can’t help myself. This Saturday 20th June at Henry’s Cellar Bar we have Songdog, Aberdonian prodigy Best Girl Athlete and Edinburgh’s Grayson […]

Back to, Erm, ‘Normal’ Then

Hello folks, well I am back in my office now and, well, as ready for business as I ever am. As you can imagine, Rust2Rome was absolutely incredible. I am not going to go on about it too much, as I already covered it plenty on my Tumblr site so if you are interested here […]

Two Moments of Brilliance Left – The May 2015 Avalanche of Gigs is Nearly Over

I have to confess that by the time I looked at the finalised version of my May gig calendar I kind of knew it was going to be like this. Chaos. One gig after another and little time for the blog or the label. I’ve tried to keep both on track of course, but it’s […]

Rob St. John Full Band Shows Coming Up

It’s been a while since I saw Rob St. John with a full band. It was his full-band, going electric, judas performance at the Retreat Festival back in 2000andsomethingsomething that I realised I didn’t just like his music, I thought it was fucking brilliant, and after a bit of determined stalking that’s kind of how […]

Video: Numbers Are Futile – The Great Chimera

Numbers Are Futile have just unveiled the video for their new song The Great Chimera. The song is from their new album Sunlight on Black Horizon (get the vinyl here), the launch night for which is at the Hidden Door Festival in Edinburgh this Saturday. It’s a fantastic album – the vinyl just arrived this […]

Toadcast #316 – The Sweepcast

 What a weird, monumentally depressing and yet slightly hopeful few days we’ve had. A majority elected Tory government basically labels whatever percent of the imbecilic British people who voted for them as rapacious, bullying, socially vindictive, economically illiterate idiots. And there is literally nothing to be happy about in them being elected to govern Britain […]

Halfrican Have Been Busy

 Halfrican have played a couple of gigs for us through in Edinburgh, tonight they headline the first Paradise Palms Song by Toad Dingus Rock Slop Fest, and they’ve been busy boys so I thought I might share some of their new stuff with you. For those who don’t know the band, they play fuzzy, surfy garage […]

Garden of Elks at Brew at the Bog

I really just had to post this on account of the picture being so fucking fantastic. Paul Campbell (Flickr) took this photo and has a whole album of photos from this year’s Brew at the Bog Festival on his Facebook page. It may have been fucking freezing this year, but I really wish I could […]

Rust2Rome T-Shirts – The Crapper the Car the Greater the Glory

First off, sorry to the music people, but this post has absolutely nothing to do with music. Secondly, sorry to the Rust2Rome people for making you come to a site which is all about music you probably hate just to buy a t-shirt, but I wasn’t sure where else was best to put this. But […]

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