Live in Edinburgh This Week – 19th November 2012

 Well it’s a quiet week in Edinburgh this week from the looks of it.  Or, at least, it is until Saturday, at which point all hell breaks loose.

In any case, it’s pretty much irrelevant to myself, as I am going to be down in Preston at Unconvention, talking about sustainable careers in music.  I have to confess that I am not entirely sure what I will have to contribute, apart from agreeing that I too would like a sustainable career in music, but I shall do my best.

Anyhow, while I am away there are three awesome gigs happening, and all on the same night.

Firstly, and most gallingly, Matthew Collings‘ Splintered Instruments album launch is at the Wee Red Bar on Saturday.  From my perspective the most exciting thing about this gig is the first Edinburgh appearance by Ben Chatwin, who records under the name of Talvihorros and has recently moved up here. It will be a pretty delicate gig, I suspect, more about composition than bands, per se, although there will be a solo set from the excellent Hiva Oa to open the night.

That’s probably my personal pick of the week, but there are a couple of rather more raucous shows on the same night as well, should you fancy making your ears bleed.

Iceage, Baby Strange and Birdhead are at the Third Door, in what should be a genuine ear-melter, whilst just around the corner at the Liquid Room we have We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Unwinding Hours and Lady North.  Slightly less ear-melty, this one, but still pretty raucous.