I Can’t Dance To This Music #5 – Saturday 1st April

Hello!

Adam here. How are things? We’re delighted to be bringing our mini-festival ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’ to Glasgow’s Classic Grand on 1st April for its 5th outing. The lineup is a belter, and probably the most danceable so far. We’ve got:

Rise Kagona! Rise was a founding member of Zimbabwean legends and John Peel favourites The Bhundu Boys. He now lives in Edinburgh, playing with his excellent Jit Jive Band.

Kid Canaveral! You’ll probably know Kid Canaveral by now – we’ve shared a stage with them many times before. David and Kate have both done solo slots at previous ICDTTMs but this time they’ll be in full, noisy, indie-pop mode. I’m also doing a solo gig with them in Newport on 24th March.

Spinning Coin! A brilliant, lo-fi, melodic guitar band from Glasgow. They’ve been compared to early Orange Juice and recently had a single out on Domino Records.

Sacred Paws! The sunny and infectious musical product of Rachel Aggs’ & Eilidh Rodgers’ shared love of Afro-beat and post-punk.

Nae bad, like, eh?

Here is the gig poster:

We will, of course, have some stand-up comedy woven into the day as usual. Acts to be announced in due course! Advance tickets can be bought for £12 here on our website. Price will go up to £15 nearer the time, so get them now to save a few pounds.

In other news, the Isle Of Love theatre collaboration has been progressing well. If you haven’t heard about this, I’ve been working with Right Lines Productions on a musical play, set on a fictional island with stories inspired by Randolph’s Leap songs. We had a rehearsed reading with four actors last week at Eden Court in Inverness and it was loads of fun. A shortened version of the play was performed in front of a small audience and the feedback was really encouraging. You can watch a video of the highlights here. Right Lines are now applying for funding to rehearse and tour the production around Scotland – more news as it comes!

Lastly, you may have noticed lots of pictures of north-east Scotland appear on our Instagram account. I’ve moved up to Aberdeenshire and enjoying it a lot. Rehearsals take a little bit more prior planning but it’s working fine. I’ve been enjoying some good walks lately and there are some new song ideas coming together. Looking forward to a trip back to Glasgow for ICDTTM 5 though. Hopefully see you there.

 

 

 

 

Gigs

24th March – Adam solo show. Rio Community Centre, Newport, near Dundee SUPPORTING KID CANAVERAL.

1st April – ICDTTM 5 at Classic Grand, Glasgow. WITH RISE KAGONA, KID CANAVERAL, SPINNING COIN, SACRED PAWS + COMEDY.

I Can’t Dance To This Music 5

I Can’t Dance To This Music 5

The Classic Grand

Saturday 1 April, 2017

3pm Doors
3:15-3:30 Findlay Napier
3:50-4:20 Spinning Coin
4:45-4:50 Sandy Boutell
4:50-5:30 Sacred Paws
5:30-6:30 Dinner
6:45-6:50 Natalie Sweeney
6:55-7:30 Kid Canaveral
7:55-8:05 Imaginary Friends
8:05-8:50 Rise Kagona & The Jit Jive Band
9:10-9:15 Richard Brown
9:15-10:00 Randolph’s Leap

 

Tickets bought in advance will be available to collect on the door.

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LINEUP ANNOUNCED for I Can’t Dance To This Music #4

We’re really proud to announce the acts for ICDTTM4, our all-day event taking place at Maryhill Community Hall on Saturday 8th October.

The whopper of a lineup includes:

Scottish Album of the Year winner Kathryn Joseph

Indie-folk luminary James Yorkston

Thrash-pop three-piece Garden of Elks

College rock-inspired Edinburgh four-piece Book Group

Glasgow dream-poppers Life Model

Ette– the new project from Teen Canteen’s Carla Easton.

Alongside the music line-up is a comedy selection featuring a host of members of the Glasgow comedy collective CHUNKS. Gemma Flynn, Richard Brown and Nev are all on the bill, alongside Adam Todd and Niall McCamley of The Spook School, while poetry is provided by Glasgow performance poet Sam Small.

Hope you can make it! Tickets are available here.

Scottish September Tour

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We’re off on tour in September! Really looking forward to getting around the country and playing some new places. We’re starting in Aviemore and finishing in Inverness and the journey itself will be fairly coastal, taking in the west and east coasts and the Moray Firth. So a good excuse to continue our search for the best chippy in Scotland (Stonehaven and Shetland are currently top of the Randolph’s Leap list). We even get a day off to spend in my hometown of Nairn.

We’re doing the whole tour with Spare Snare which should be a good laugh. See the poster above or scroll down to the bottom of this blog for the full list of dates. Note that Arisaig is a 3pm show.

Before that, we’ll be doing an acoustic set at Over The Wall festival at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital on Saturday 27th August. It should be a great day with music from Chrissy Barnacle, Jo Mango and The State Broadcasters.

gartnavelOn September, we’re heading north again to play a show in Forres as part of the Findhorn Bay Festival. We’re supporting Duke Special and James Yorkston. I’m a fan of both of them so really pleased to be involved.

If you saw the last blog, you’ll know that advance tickets are on sale for our next I Can’t Dance To This Music event. It’s happening on Saturday 8th October at Maryhill Community Hall in Glasgow. We’ve got an amazing lineup lined up and we’ll start announcing some announcements fairly soon.

Lastly, thanks to anyone reading this who came along to our London show at the Sebright Arms last week. It was such an enjoyable night and the audience were brilliant. It was a long way to travel but it was absolutely worth it and we can’t wait to come back. If you live down there, keep an eye on Early Doors Disco, the amazing promoters who organised the gig. I’ll leave you with some photos from the 8-hour van journey. Cheers!

1 2 3 4 5Gigs

Sat 27th August – Glasgow, Over The Wall festival, Gartnavel Hospital

Sat 3rd September – Aviemore, Old Bridge Inn

Sun 4th September – Arisaig, Crofter’s Rest (early show, 3pm)

Mon 5th September – Aberdeen, Underdog

Tues 6th September – Elgin, Drouthy Cobbler

Thurs 8th September – Inverness, Mad Hatters

Sun 25th September – Forres Town Hall

Sat 8th October – Glasgow, I Can’t Dance To This Music 4, Maryhill Community Hall

I Can’t Dance To This Music 4 – 8th October at Maryhill Community Hall

We’re delighted to announce the next instalment of ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’! This’ll be the 4th outing for our all-day mini festival and it will take place on Saturday 8th of October in the Maryhill Community Hall in Glasgow. We’ll be performing as well as choosing the bands. The lineup is going to remain a secret for a while longer but previous I Can’t Dance events at the Bowlers Bar, The Glad Café and The CCA have featured music from Withered Hand, Adam Stafford, Viking Moses, Ballboy, Kid Canaveral, BMX Bandits and many more as well as comedy from Josie Long, Richard Brown and Paul McDaniel.

The I Can’t Dance gigs have been some of the best shows we’ve ever played. It’s great to be able to hand-pick the lineup and there’s always a really fun atmosphere with comedians filling in the breaks between bands. The events have gradually been growing in size since the first one in the Bowler’s Bar in 2014 and the hall in Maryhill looks like a smashing room.

Early-bird tickets for this full-day event are are available now for £15. Please watch and share the new video for Microcosm above. It was filmed at March Into Pitlochry festival by Martin Macleod.

Hope to see you in October!

Our new album, ‘Cowardly Deeds’, was released in May on Olive Grove Records.

“Cowardly Deeds compresses joie de vivre into every note and a smart, self-deprecating wit into every rhyming couplet” The National

“An absorbing, hearty, impulsive collection of songs” Gold Flake Paint

“Executed with such joyful abandon that only the hardest of hearts could complain” The Skinny

“A glorious hunk of wonky pop” Daily Record

There seems no way to stop this Glasgow-based folk-pop juggernaut” Scottish Daily Express

Album launch on Friday

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Not long until the album is officially released. Come along and join the party on Friday if you can. We’ll be joined by The State Broadcasters and Woodenbox in the stunning venue of St Luke’s in Glasgow’s East End. Get your tickets in advance.

Here’s the video for our most recent single, Not Thinking. Thanks to Ben and Alan from Wake Up Advice for yet another great idea executed brilliantly. You can buy a special Not Thinking jigsaw from our web shop.

If you really want to do your homework before Friday, the full album is streaming for a limited time over on Gold Flake Paint.

Right. That’s all we need to say right now. Hopefully see you on Friday!

Album pre-orders, new video, new t-shirts

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Cowardly Deeds is available for pre-order! Waheey! Woop woop woop.

You can get it on blue 12″ vinyl or on CD and we’re doing some t-shirt bundles which include your choice of album format plus a stoatally lovely t-shirt for an extra fiver..

teesAll pre-orders include an immediate download of Under The Sun and Back Of My Mind (see below). Orders will be posted out to arrive on or before the official release date of May 20th (probably before). See the end of this blog post for a way of getting the album even earlier…

HEY! Guess what? We’ve got another song and video to share! This one’s called ‘Back Of My Mind’ and it’s the opening track on Cowardly Deeds. The video is by Graham Hughes and it was shot during the album recording sessions at Gran’s House Studio with engineer Keith Holmes. Happy memories.

Speaking of new songs, you can listen back to last week’s Roddy Hart Show on BBC Scotland to hear another song from the album called Shreds. It’s on around the 45 minute mark.

Tickets are on sale for our album launch at St Luke’s on May 20th. Support from Woodenbox and The State Broadcasters.

Lastly, we’ve managed to organise a last-minute Record Store Day deal with Love Music in Glasgow. They’ll have 10 copies of the Cowardly Deeds LP to sell on Saturday. Here’s Sandy from Love Music holding it. The other record is by Ette and we recommend that too.

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Have a great weekend!

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