Edinburgh Man #155

February 6th, 2014

Contain your excitement. The podcast has returned. I’m sure every year a large proportion of the listeners think (or more likely hope) the podcast won’t come back after the annual January hiatus. No such luck, I’m afraid. Here it is, and it’s as rambling as ever.

Prepare to be regaled with talk of telephony woes, migraines, broken headphones, and pooing in the pool. Sorry. Music-wise a new version of a great track by Meursault, shouty rock from Waylon Thorton and Despite Settlement Mechanism, and a fantastic new track from Las Lanas.

Oh, and next Friday (Valentine’s night) the Edinburgh Man Podcast Roadshow will be guest DJ and the wonderful Unpop club at the Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh. 11pm until 3am. Yikes. See you there (have a nap in the afternoon – that’s what I plan to do).

1. Meursault – “The Dirt & the Roots” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad)
2. Xiu Xiu – “Stupid in the Dark” (Played courtesy of Polyvinyl Records)
3. Conveyor – “Mammal Food” (Played courtesy of Conveyor)
4. Goddam Nobody – “Cut and Paste to Waste” (Played courtesy of Art is Hard)
5. Blood Of The Bull – “Hold Your Head Up High And Go Fuck Yourself” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
6. Dispute Settlement Mechanism – “Breezeblock Flat Gap” (Played courtesy of Dispute Settlement Mechanism, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Waylon Thornton – “Screaming At You” (Played courtesy of Waylon Thornton, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Las Lanas – “Something Borrowed” (Played courtesy of Las Lanas)
9. Fog Lake – “it was never enough” (Played courtesy of Fog Lake, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #155

Best of 2013 Part 2

December 26th, 2013

Boxing Day 2013. I have a cold. Not just a regular cold. But one of those really annoying colds that you only ever seem to get at the Christmas holidays. Trouper that I am I’ve stocked up on drugs, menthol oils, lozenges, cups of tea and Toblerone. I reckon we should be able to make it through the two hour epic that is the BEST OF 2013 PART 2 no problem.

It’s a pretty exciting list too. Eight of the top ten tracks are from Scottish bands, and while the top two were way out in front, at the end they were separated only by a single voter. The closest the poll has ever been.

Anyway, get yourself a glass of mulled wine, put your feet up in front of the fire, and enjoy the 25 top tracks of 2013 as chosen by the listeners of the Edinburgh Man Podcast.

Oh, and the podcast is now on its annual winter break. It will return refreshed on the first Thursday of February. See you then!

25. Tear Talk – “B R E A T H E” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
24. The Last Battle – “Wherever Our Feet Take Us” (Played courtesy of The Last Battle)
23. Low – “Clarence White (Live)” (Played courtesy of Low)
22. Colour Me Wednesday – “Shut” (Played courtesy of Colour Me Wednesday, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
21. Martha – “Sycamore” (Played courtesy of Martha, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
20. Conquering Animal Sound – “The Future Does Not Require” (Played courtesy of Chemikal Underground)
19. Satan Wriders – “Freeway” (Played courtesy of Satan Wriders, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
18. Euros Childs – “Tina Said” (Played courtesy of Euros Childs)
17. A Little Orchestra (with Gordon McIntyre of Ballboy) – “East Coast” (Played courtesy of A Little Orchestra)
16. Over The Wall – “Tell Her I Love Her” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)
15. Plastic Animals – “Pizarnik” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad)
14. Aidan John Moffat – “The Poet Holds His Future In His Hand” (Played courtesy of Aidan John Moffat, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
13. The Planes – “Sonic Youth” (Played courtesy of The Planes, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
12. Just Handshakes – “London Bound” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
11. Trips and Falls – “Destruction is Always More Exciting” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
10. A Brief View of the Hudson – “Somewhere Elsewhere” (Played courtesy of A Brief View of the Hudson)
9. By Toutatis – “Rebecca” (Played courtesy of By Toutatis)
8. Rick Redbeard – “Kelvin Grove” (Played courtesy of Rick Redbeard / Chemikal Underground)
7. Randolph’s Leap – “Real Anymore” (Played courtesy of Olive Grove Records)
6. The Spook School – “I’ll Be Honest” (Played courtesy of Fortuna POP!)
5. Sparrow and the Workshop – “Shock Shock” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad)
4. eagleowl – “not over” (Played courtesy of eagleowl)
3. Adam Stafford – “Please” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad / Adam Stafford)
2. Kid Canaveral – “A Compromise” (Played courtesy of Kid Canaveral / Lost Map Records)
1. Book Group – “Victory Lap” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)

Direct Download: Best of 2013 Part 2

Best of 2013 Part 1

December 19th, 2013

Time to crack out the port and cheese. It’s the Thursday before Christmas which can only mean that tonight is the first of two shows counting down the top fifty tracks played on the podcast through 2013! As voted by the listeners. Or at least the friends and followers of the listeners. Anyway, it’s a great list. And this year the top two places were only separated by a single voter! But that’s getting ahead of ourselves, let’s listen to numbers 50 to 26…

50. The Sulkies – “Fuck Age Forever” (Played courtesy of The Sulkies, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
49. Great Thunder – “Kees” (Played courtesy of Great Thunder)
48. Council Tax Band – “The Bigger The Budget” (Played courtesy of Council Tax Band)
47. O’Messy Life – “Challenger” (Played courtesy of Tiny Lights)
46. Naked – “Lie Follows Lie” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
45. Trick Mammoth – “Delphine (With A Purpose)” (Played courtesy of Trick Mammoth / Fishrider Records)
44. Winter – “Alligator” (Played courtesy of Winter, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
43. The Wharves – “Thick Syrup” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
42. Males – “Lucky Too” (Played courtesy of Fishrider Records)
41. Ancient Times – “Nightschool” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
40. Radiator Hospital – “Do You Remember?” (Played courtesy of Radiator Hospital, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
39. Shambles Miller – “Deadpool” (Played courtesy of Shambles Miller)
38. Alligator Indian – “Corpsing” (Played courtesy of @alligatorindian)
37. Bunny’s A Swine – “Lasell” (Played courtesy of Bunny’s A Swine, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
36. Toby Goodshank – “Camel Ride” (Played courtesy of Toby Goodshank)
35. No Ditching – “Cuddles” (Played courtesy of No Ditching)
34. SANDIE TRASH – “Mon Amour V2 (feat. ALEXROSSI and Kloot Per W)” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
33. The Rosy Crucifixion – “Lose Yourself” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
32. Joshua Burnside – “BLACK DOG SIN” (Played courtesy of Joshua Burnside)
31. Schwervon! – “Landlocked” (Played courtesy of Schwervon / Too Much Rock)
30. KEEL HER – “Stranger From the Skies” (Played courtesy of KEEL HER, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
29. Zed Penguin – “This Town” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad)
28. Tyrannosaurus Dead – “Bed Dread” (Played courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records)
27. Wild Hands – “Old Bones” (Played courtesy of Wild Hands, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
26. Capitals – “Tall Tales” (Played courtesy of Capitals)

Direct Download: Best of 2013 Part 1

Edinburgh Man #154

December 12th, 2013

It’s the last “proper” podcast of the year! And by that I mean that next week is the first of two shows featuring the results of the always exciting end of year poll. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. This week I’m beginning to feel a bit festive, helped in part by the fact Edinburgh’s ballboy have just released a great Christmas EP, and in part because Edinburgh Man Junior keeps wandering up to our Christmas tree shouting “Baubles”, “Baubles”.

Anyway, because of this there is a slightly festive feel to this week’s port and mince pie fuelled show, including a track from the aformentioned ballboy EP, and a seasonal track from Toby Goodshank’s brilliant Minas Dias LP that was released early this year.

Oh, and don’t forget to vote! You have until next Wednesday (9ish UK time). http://tinyurl.com/edman2013

1. Randolph’s Leap – “Indie King” (Played courtesy of Olive Grove Records)
2. Year Of Birds – “Seven At Sea” (Played courtesy of Year Of Birds)
3. ballboy – “Merry Christmas to the Drunks, Merry Christmas to the Lovers” (Played courtesy of ballboy)
4. Toby Goodshank – “Camel Ride” (Played courtesy of Toby Goodshank)
5. GREAT THUNDER – “Happening Scene” (Played courtesy of GREAT THUNDER)
6. Athuzela Brown – “A Cliff At Dawn” (Played courtesy of Athuzela Brown, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Kool Daze – “Demons” (Played courtesy of Kool Daze)
8. GREAT THUNDER – “Jackson Browne” (Played courtesy of GREAT THUNDER)
9. The Second Hand Marching Band – “Transformers” (Played courtesy of The Second Hand Marching Band, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #154