Archive for June, 2011

Our Top 20 last week as seen @


More later and I will be adding all those featured and not in the shop already tonight.




1.   Star Wheel Press – Life Cycle Of A Falling Bird

2.   Edinburgh School for the Deaf – New Youth Bible

3.   Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – Everything’s Getting Older

4.   Second Hand Marching Band – Compendium

5.   Sons and Daughters – Mirror Mirror

6.   Douglas Firs – Happy as a Windless Flag

7.   King Creosote and John Hopkins – Diamond Mine

8.   Jacob Yates & the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers – Luck

9.   Something Beginning With L – Beautiful Ground

10. King Post Kitsch – The Party’s Over

11. The Savings and Loan – Today I Need Light

12. The Son(s) – The Son(s)

13. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

13. The Burns Unit – Side Show

14. The Scottish Enlightenment – St. Thomas

15. Dananananaykroyd – There Is A Way

16. Christopher Eatough – A Creak In The Cold

17. Explosions In The Sky – Take Care Take Care Take Care

18. Caught In The Wake Forever – All The Hurt That Hinders Home

19. Conquering Animal Sound – Kammerspiel

20. Le Reno Amps – Appetite

Ballboy / My Tiny Robots Wednesday 22nd June @ Wee Red Bar

I know there are a lot of gigs coming up but could you have it on your conscience that Alexa left for New Zealand feeling unloved ? I thought not ! Bands are finished by 10pm so I’ll be having a rare midweek night out myself. Those of you who follow me on twitter will note I’ll be missing The Apprentice. That good !

An Evening with Chemikal Underground – Unwinding Hours / RM Hubbert / Human Don’t Be Angry 21 June Teviot Row House


Scotland’s most successful independent record label take over EIFF’s Festivalhouse for one evening.


Soor Plooms – Photographs by Joe Skilton – extended to now finish after this weekend

We have an exhibition of photographs from ECA student Joe Skilton which ends this weekend as if you needed even more reason to pop along to the shop tomorrow.

Rain, rain go away – Armellodie in-store this Saturday 18th – Free coffee !


I won’t lie to you there is a very good chance it is going to rain tomorrow so as if you needed any more encouragement there will be a free cup of coffee to anybody who buys an Armellodie release tomorrow.

Cuddly Shark @ 2pm

Le Reno Amps @ 2.30pm

Something Beginning With L @ 3pm

The Scottish Enlightenment @ 3.30pm

Find your nearest indie record store app “the 45 fix” for iPhone4

Just received this so no idea yet how it works or if it is any good as you need an iPhone 4. Will let you know as soon as I have the opportunity to check it out.

Please note that the iPhone App which allows you to locate your nearest indie record store is now available from the iTunes store – search for “the 45 Fix” and download it now.

Edinburgh School for the Deaf / Caught In The Wake Forever / King Post Kitsch – All out today

Alasdair Roberts – Dighty Burn 7″ + DVD @ £6.99

DVD/7″ set (Dog Town Records 001) of Edward Summerton and Michael Windle’s short film Dighty featuring a newly-written song soundtrack by Alasdair Roberts. Limited to 200 this will go very quickly indeed.

David Thomas Broughton – Outbreeding not out on Monday !

We had a few enquiries this week and indeed the album has not arrived with its distributor Cargo in time for release this Monday. I should have more news early in the week. For those of you tempted by Matthew’s encouragement to buy directly from the artist on his Song by Toad blog I should point out that the link on David’s website actually sends you to Amazon to buy the album for £8.36.  We will have it for £7.99.

Armellodie Day – Saturday 18th June


Running order for Saturday has been confirmed to be

Cuddly Shark @ 2pm

Le Reno Amps @ 2.30pm

Something Beginning With L @ 3pm

The Scottish Enlightenment @ 3.30pm

I really appreciate it when labels and bands make an effort like this. We also had a great success with the Chaffinch week earlier in the year. Please make an effort to come along and support the day and if you are still around later in the day head along to Sneaky Pete’s for the Douglas Firs, Something Beginning with L and Plastic Animals.