Three very different but excellent bands I’ve been getting messages from in the last twenty four hours…
First of all, the French Wives…
An intriguing email in the overcrowded inbox from the French Wives yesterday with this press release:
” As of Monday 15th November, French Wives will be commencing a series of give aways.
Each Monday, for the foreseeable future we will be offering friends, fans and foes the opportunity to download one of the many French Wives recordings that we have accrued over the last 2 years for nowt. It occurred to us that between old songs, new songs, live songs or acoustic songs there is quite a collection that we’re sitting on and we’d like people to have it. Some are good, some are probably bad in hindsight but regardless, we’d like you to have them.
Each free download is going to be accompanied with a blog post on this here myspace with some information about the recording and weekly video content.
We realised that perhaps there are a lot of people who have just seen or heard of us recently and thought this would be a nice way of letting you hear other songs that would be new to you and if you’ve been sailing on the good ship French Wives since day one, think of it as a nice little reward for your loyalty/toil.
Every Monday swing by www.myspace.com/thefrenchwives to pick up a free download, some insight and what I’m sure will be a HILARIOUS (probably not), unique (probably not) video…..
This series will be called The Home Fires…..
Keep them burning…..
If you haven’t heard them yet, check this out:
Next up: eagleowl will be supporting Broken Records on the scottish leg of their tour as well as doing some special shows of their own:
” We’re joining Broken Records for the Scottish leg of their UK tour – playing Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen this weekend. Friend, band mate and all round good egg Rob St John will also be playing a solo set to open. If you live in any these cities, it’d be very nice to see you.
Then we’ve three (3) more great shows in Edinburgh before the year’s out, each more exciting than the last – opening for Daniel, Fred & Julie (a new project featuring Julie Doiron. Swoon.), the Leith Tape Club Xmas special (on a boat!), and our own special Xmas show at Pilrig St Paul’s Church.
Our Xmas show is a ‘Stars in their Eyes’ special – where we will be dressing up and performing a set as one of our favorite bands. As will some other top Edinburgh acts. It’s going to be the best fun ever. You should probably come.
Then we’ll be hibernating for the rest of the winter.
Thanks for your time.
You complete me.
Find out more about those gigs here
Check out their Into the Fold EP, it’s amazing:
Then Tango in the Attic have a new single out next month called ‘Sketch by Quentin Blake.’
Stream it here: