Back from where we came.

An open letter to my wife of 22 years. Happy anniversary darling. Mildly intoxicated and high on life, I left the smoke filled nightclub and exited via the narrow staircase, stepping eagerly into the orange streetlights and enthusiastically breathing in the cool, fresh night air.The tunes of the beginning of the second summer of love … More Back from where we came.



I first heard THE PURE GALLUS in 2014, on the Les Frites Petites : VOL .2 CD Stuck on the tail end of this eclectic collection of Lothian based talent was a lyrically hard hitting story of a Sunday morning spent raking the bins of the family tenement home to find “some skins and a packet of Superkings”, whilst being watched by your “sweetheart” … More DIDYEAYE?: THEPUREGALLUS

KOKOD presents SHREDD + The Kidney Flowers @ The Dreadnought, Bathgate

Firstly here’s a bit of background to this gig. A few years back I had tickets to see Edinburgh’s very own Delta Mainline, a band described as being “Gloriously out of step with the rest of Scottish music” on their Bandcamp page. They were scheduled to play Sneaky Pete’s in The Cowgate in Edinburgh. Unfortunately … More KOKOD presents SHREDD + The Kidney Flowers @ The Dreadnought, Bathgate