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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Emily Edrosa – Animal

I have to confess that when I first saw the subject line of this email I thought ‘oh fuck, another tediously earnest singer-songwriter’ and very nearly just deleted it unread. Still, no matter how judgemental I am, I do have a policy of trying to listen to absolutely everything which gets sent through, so I […]

11th October: Independent Label Market Edinburgh

The Indepdendent Label Market comes to Edinburgh next week as part of the Pleasance Sessions, a week long celebration of music and fine beer and various other good things (are there any other good things, beyond those two?) which takes place at the Pleasance. The Label Market will be taking place in the Cabaret Bar, the […]

Nostalgic Wandering in Manchester

I am in Manchester at the moment, visiting my Granddad, who has lived in the same house in Withington since before I was born. I’ve lived here myself on two occasions, and for some reason the last one particularly comes back in waves when I walk around this part of the city, despite being back […]

Frankie Cosmos – Zentropy

 I can’t remember who introduced me to Frankie Cosmos first, but I think it might have been Phil from PAWS. As I have said a million times before, keep an eye on your favourite bands’ social media feeds as their recommendations will often be far better than we self-appointed guardians of good taste. I am […]

Brown Brogues – You Don’t Know

Brown Brogues – You Don’t Know from HAUS OF PINS on Vimeo. I know I don’t usually carpet bomb you with posts about the same damn thing on absolutely every form of media I use, but well, this is just too splendid not to. This video is for a song from Brown Brogues‘ split Cassette […]

Das Hobos – This is the Place

Considering I was raised in a German-speaking country, my relationship with music from Germany and Austria is actually pretty thin, although there are some interesting labels in Vienna these days for sure. Given the enthusiasm Germans seem to have for our releases on Song, by Toad Records I would have thought I would have found […]

Apologies For the David Thomas Broughton Delay

 This week was technically the release for Sliding the Same Way, the awesome new album by David Thomas Broughton and the Juice Vocal Ensemble, but unfortunately the manufacturing has seen a bit of a delay, so we’re actually a wee while away from getting the physical products in our pudgy little hands I’m afraid. Basically, […]

808s and Greatest Hits – Featuring A. Fantastic Reprise

 The internet pisses me off sometimes. Well not the internet, I suppose, but the constant reminder that the world is WRONG about more or less everything. It was wrong about nationhood on Thursday, and today is WRONG about music. Again. How the fuck else would this awesome album simply be sitting up on the internet […]

Toadcast #305 – The Indycast

 This podcast is not really all that referendumy, I thin… actually, I suppose it is kind of. I’m sorry to do this to you, but it’s more or less unavoidable at this stage because if you’re in Scotland it’s impossible to think of anything else. I started off trying to make it apolitical and just […]

Jonnie Common – Shark

This is the first single from the new Jonnie Common album, and it’s fucking ace. The album, Trapped in Amber, is out on Halloween of this year, on vinyl or CD, and you can pre-order a copy here. Shark is a tune which also appears on our last Split 12?, but this version is a […]

The Gentle Toad Presents: Gulp & eagleowl House Gig

The Gentle Toad? The what? Well, for a brief entente cordiale Bart of The Gentle Invasion and eagleowl and myself have been able to set aside our mutual animosity and agree to cooperate on one last thing. Apart from beer. Oh, and terrible films. And being weird on the internet. Actually, maybe not one last […]

Cate Le Bon and H. Hawkline – Live at the Electric Circus Edinburgh, 16th Sept. 2014

 Well that was rather good. And the thing is, even as a non-Cate Le Bon fan (for reasons of ignorance not dislike, I hasten to add) I kind of knew I was going to love this. I saw her once ages ago playing solo and wasn’t all that struck, to be honest, but that kind […]

“Lifers” – Mini Documentary

This is a really nice wee documentary about professionalism within the music industry which I was interviewed for a while back. There’s lots of good stuff in there, and it’s pretty brief too, so you’ve no excuse not to watch the whole lot. I’ve not really expressed this thought before, but one of the points I […]

Memory in Plant – An Epic Triumph

I have to confess that when I see terms like ‘multi-genre’ in a press release I tend to tune out, not because the idea of genre-spanning music turns me off, more because it is hugely over-used in press releases and tends to refer to a horrendous blend of tedious RnB, pop, a bit of World […]

Song, by Toad Says YES!

[Advance warning: this is too long, and if you can't be fucked, don't read it. I am not adding anything new to the debate, I'm just another idiot parping out their own opinion for no better reason than, I suppose, a bit of vanity. Don't feel compelled to indulge me.] I know no-one really cares […]

New Jonnie Common Album Coming Soon

Yes, that’s right, after years of relentless badgering Jonnie Common has agreed to release an album with Song, by Toad Records. Actually, to be fair, he had every intention of sticking with the excellent Red Deer Club, who did a fine job with his last album, but for logistical reasons it wasn’t possible so, y’know, he […]

Why EXCLUSIVES!!! Make Me Hate Music

 Jesus Christ these damn things irritate the shit out of me, both as a label and as a blogger. You know what I mean, don’t you? EXCLUSIVE!1!!! FIRST STREAM OF WAYLOR STIFT’S NEW SINGLE ZOMGWOW!!!1! etc etc etc.. Firstly, there’s no such fucking thing as a fucking exclusive. It’s pointless. This is the fucking internet […]

Chad VanGaalen – Shrink Dust

 Well this is apparently not his best album by any means – so say my Chad VanGaalen-loving friends at least. Funnily enough, though, this is actually the first of his albums I’ve actually sat down with properly and listened through to and my perspective is probably a bit different from theirs. I’ve heard the name […]

Beck – Morning Phase

 Okay, first things first, despite some initial confusion it turns out I am no more than a very occasional Beck fan. You know what I mean: I kept hearing good things about him, bought one album which I thought was fucking incredible, and then kept buying disappointment after disappointment in the mistaken belief that I […]

Adam Faucett – Blind Water Finds Blind Water

Adam Faucett is someone who we discovered on Meursault’s March tour of the States, after SXSW. He played with the band at Boone in North Carolina, which sounds hugely unpromising, but was actually just about the best show of the tour, give or take. On the bill that night were Adam and his band, and […]

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