Faith Eliott - Insects out now

Faith Eliott’s rather glorious EP Insects is officially released today. It’s bloody brilliant too. Jurassic carapaces don’t just come up in any old pop song, after all. There are some relatively lively pop songs on this, but some slow, grumbling rambles too, and it’s a really minimal piece of work, with loads of empty space. I […]

Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL Edinburgh, United KingdomEdinburghUK

Swimming from Modern Studies on Vimeo. After the really quite wonderful reception for their really quite wonderful debut album Swell to Great (get one here), Modern Studies are coming up to Edinburgh to play a headline slot at Summerhall. They will be supported by old pal Woodpigeon, who will also be stopping by The Happiness […]

The Happiness Hotel,LeithUK

Eef Barzelay Toad Session from Song, by Toad on Vimeo. Our pal Eef Barzelay is coming back to Edinburgh in November, and kindly offered to play a gig in our new warehouse space The Happiness Hotel. I am really excited to see him play again, and we’ll be sorting out a suitably excellent support in […]


34 Rocky Votolato

Technically speaking, recording is banned from our living room, but erm, Mrs. Toad was away and Rocky was by himself so why the fuck not, eh? This was an odd mismatch. Originally the session was prepared for Chantal Acda, who was headlining the tour. Then it turned out she couldn’t make it due to illness, […]

321 Red Hook

Well as you probably know, Mrs. Toad and I spent the last quarter of 2015 living in Brooklyn – in Red Hook to be precise – and it was fucking amazing. Red Hook itself is a fucking brilliant neighbourhood. Still pretty industrial, but with loads of really nice places, so the balance between residents and […]