Archive for September, 2011

Ordering the new print from Scott Hutchison

The new print will be somewhere between A4 and A3 in size and again on old paper. Limited to 50 copies, signed and numbered the cost of a print is £49.95 if collected, £57.95 posted within the UK, £61.95 to Europe and the US and £64.95 to Australia and Asia. All those posted will be tracked, insured and well packaged. Limited to two per person there will be no extra p+p for the second print so it will be £49.95 wherever you live.

Payment is by PayPal using the email address If this is a problem email or phone for alternative arrangements. 

Scott is also bringing in some old t-shirts and any other merchandise he can find. I’ll post a list of what there is once I know more. Prints will be reserved as they are paid for. Those collecting can reserve in readiness for collection by email. Any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Plan A and Plan B

It may have taken almost 11 months but I do now have a Plan A on how to move forward and indeed a Plan B should events overtake us. Things are dramatically different in the music industry from even a year ago and there is no guarantee how things will look in the future whatever a shop does to safeguard its own position. Who for instance would have thought the Sony DADC warehouse would be burned to the ground with all the PIAS stock inside. Talk is now of “Armageddon January” if Christmas is not kind to HMV and the other big retailers. Surely at least the weather can’t be any worse than last year.  Much more to follow.

New print from Scott is not a stamp !

As everybody guessed the picture below is of the new Frightened Rabbit print from Scott. Limited to 50 and signed and numbered I should hopefully have the first batch by the weekend. I will put it up for sale online tomorrow or you can of course phone or pop in the Grassmarket shop. Rumours of some old merchandise making an appearance are not completely unfounded and there should be more news on that front soon.

FR Stamp

Maccabees tickets

Didn’t really get to the bottom of why we didn’t get the “supporting indie shops” Maccabees tickets. Couldn’t find anybody prepared to say it was their decision or knew who made the decision. Other shops heard directly from the promoters but I of course heard nothing until the phone started ringing. I’ll be interested to see how supportive those who did get tickets are of the band’s new album when it comes out.


Rob Moir in-store Wednesday 28th September @ 5pm

Rob will be popping in the shop to play a short set before his gig at the Wee Red Bar later the same day. 


With a heart filled with passion and a head full of stories Rob Moir delivers his most unique music to date. After five years of fronting the Toronto indie-punk band Dead Letter Dept. (Underground Operations/Universal Music), Rob embarks on his first solo venture as a performer.

In the vein of timeless artists like Bruce Springsteen and Jeff Tweedy, Rob’s songs are provocative, personal and honest. He’s shared the stage with fellow alt-folk artists such as Frank Turner and Sean Rowe. With past solo performances at NXNE 2010, CMW 2011 and a successful 40 date North American tour to start 2011, Rob has proven his ability to silence rowdy audiences with his intimate performances, witty humour, and captivating stage presence.

If you lived here, you’d be home by now – End of the World

End of the World by If you lived here

You bought the album now go to the gig

We are selling tickets for this and there is no booking fee. With such a good album it is always worrying that live a band will disappoint but if anything Ryan manages to add to the songs live.  

David Dondero tickets go on sale in the shop Friday 16th

David Dondero “If You Break My Heart”

“It was hearing David Dondero’s voice that made me comfortable with my own.” Conor Oberst

Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street Edinburgh Thursday 20th October 8pm – 10pm