tag Play a Song For Me
  1. My Little Sister Loves…Nina Nesbitt!
Scottish Singer/Songwriter Nina Nesbitt is at the top of my little sister’s recommendation list this month, here’s why…
        
Check out her music here - www.ninanesbittmusic.com/

    My Little Sister Loves…Nina Nesbitt!

    Scottish Singer/Songwriter Nina Nesbitt is at the top of my little sister’s recommendation list this month, here’s why…

            Lynn Text

    Check out her music here - www.ninanesbittmusic.com/

  2. The Stormy Seas: Now Playing 
As you may know if you follow Play a Song For Me I have lots of time for Edinburgh’s The Stormy Seas, their album Of Rust and Loss being one of my top picks from last year.
Drummer Graeme shared a great story with me on one of his biggest influences, Alasdair Roberts’ album Spoils:
Five years ago I wasn’t playing in a band, hadn’t for a while and generally saw playing music as something consigned to the past. I was enticed along to St Paul’s Church one Friday night to hear some fellow play what was sold to me as ‘really good folky stuff’. I went along, more out of curiosity about the set-up than anything else - bring your own bottle gigs in churches was a new one on me. I’m glad I went. That fellow was Alasdair Roberts and within a few months I was back in a band and as enthusiastic about playing as I had been at fifteen.
Read more on wordpress and listen to the Stormy Seas album on their bandcamp! 

    The Stormy Seas: Now Playing 

    As you may know if you follow Play a Song For Me I have lots of time for Edinburgh’s The Stormy Seas, their album Of Rust and Loss being one of my top picks from last year.

    Drummer Graeme shared a great story with me on one of his biggest influences, Alasdair Roberts’ album Spoils:

    Five years ago I wasn’t playing in a band, hadn’t for a while and generally saw playing music as something consigned to the past. I was enticed along to St Paul’s Church one Friday night to hear some fellow play what was sold to me as ‘really good folky stuff’. I went along, more out of curiosity about the set-up than anything else - bring your own bottle gigs in churches was a new one on me. I’m glad I went. That fellow was Alasdair Roberts and within a few months I was back in a band and as enthusiastic about playing as I had been at fifteen.

    Read more on wordpress and listen to the Stormy Seas album on their bandcamp


  3. Mike Nisbet: Now Playing 
Singer-songwriter Mike Nisbet on a classic album…  
Townes Van Zandt – ‘Townes Van Zandt’ is one of my favourite albums, released in 1969 - I guess it’s a ‘classic’. Songs of a man telling it straight, how he’s feeling about lovers, life and passing of time. It’s like a friend you can return to when you need them, someone who’ll take you under their arm and say ‘it’s ok man, lets have a whisky, and I’ll tell you a story about that’…
For more visit me on Wordpress- and listen to/purchase Mike’s brilliant album Vagrant here.

    Mike Nisbet: Now Playing 

    Singer-songwriter Mike Nisbet on a classic album…  

    Townes Van Zandt – ‘Townes Van Zandt’ is one of my favourite albums, released in 1969 - I guess it’s a ‘classic’. Songs of a man telling it straight, how he’s feeling about lovers, life and passing of time. It’s like a friend you can return to when you need them, someone who’ll take you under their arm and say ‘it’s ok man, lets have a whisky, and I’ll tell you a story about that’…

    For more visit me on Wordpress- and listen to/purchase Mike’s brilliant album Vagrant here.

  4. Here we go my friends, as promised from now on you’ll be able to read not only about musical things I’ve discovered but also what some great musicians are listening to. I’ve kept it as open as possible to see what works, as a result people have sent me new tracks, classic influences, great videos stories and suggestions.  
To accomodate all it all properly I’ve also started a new site on wordpress, where you can read each post in full and listen to the tracks suggested. 
Let me know what you think - and enjoy! 
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    Here we go my friends, as promised from now on you’ll be able to read not only about musical things I’ve discovered but also what some great musicians are listening to. I’ve kept it as open as possible to see what works, as a result people have sent me new tracks, classic influences, great videos stories and suggestions.  

    To accomodate all it all properly I’ve also started a new site on wordpress, where you can read each post in full and listen to the tracks suggested. 

    Let me know what you think - and enjoy! 

  5. Hello Play a Song For Me Fans!
As you may (or may not) have noticed the blog has been a little quieter than usual lately, it’s both because I’ve been a little hectic and, dare I say it, I have something a little special up my sleeve.
When I started writing it was mainly to share music I love and new things I had discovered, to spread the word. Now I want to open it out and let other people, starting with the musicians I’ve featured, share theirs. It means giving everything a little makeover which is taking time - but come back soon! I promise it will be worth it.
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    Hello Play a Song For Me Fans!

    As you may (or may not) have noticed the blog has been a little quieter than usual lately, it’s both because I’ve been a little hectic and, dare I say it, I have something a little special up my sleeve.

    When I started writing it was mainly to share music I love and new things I had discovered, to spread the word. Now I want to open it out and let other people, starting with the musicians I’ve featured, share theirs. It means giving everything a little makeover which is taking time - but come back soon! I promise it will be worth it.

    x

  6. THE THURSDAY THREE

    Some outstanding new things for your musical edification:

    Beach House: Myth

    The first track from Beach House’s fourth album, Bloom, ‘Myth’ is a swooping, dreamy tune with an lovely melody. Download it for the the price of your email at Sub Pop.

    The Son(s): If I Hear You talk Apostrophes Again…

    A glimpse of their new EP Leviathan ‘If I Hear You talk Apostrophes Again…’ is an original and addictive piece of tuneful songcraft. Download it for free via soundcloud

    Mitchell Museum: Glasshouse

    A slightly altered and newly making music again Mitchell Museum have released ‘Glasshouse’ on soundcloud. Admittedly I knew little about them first time round but it’s a song with real promise.

  7. THE THURSDAY THREE

    Tango in the Attic…Paw Prints

    Tango in the Attic are a band with shed loads of energy and thundering drumming works with a great melody to make this track a winner. A sneak peek at their second album, Paw Prints will be released on March 12th as a free download.

    Lady North…It’s All About Gettin’ That Claude Monet 

    I’ve been meaning to write about Lady North for a fair wee while, basically just to tell you that they’re brilliant. This track’s a belter, so hurry up and listen!

    Stanley…Edit the Night

    In advance of their debut album Animals With Amazing Disguises Aberdeen band Stanley are releasing a track a week on their website. Edit the Night kind of feels like being in a pretty intriguing western…all deep vocals, penetrative keys and whistling. 

  8. Play me…Julia and the Doogans

    I’m kind of playing catch up this week and just discovered this beautiful song, Bound,  from folksy Glasgow group Julia and the Doogans’ forthcoming EP. Set to clips of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire it’s almost a perfect fit to the lovingly selected black and white visuals. 

    They also have the cutest website, featuring some free music if you’d like it.


  9. Mix and Snatch

    Hello folks. Here are some things I think are pretty great…as a bonus they cost not a penny. 

    Maps & AtlasesWinter

    It might titled Winter but this track’s got a summery bounce that will cheer up your day. An infectious advance peek at the Chicago band’s spring album Beware and Be Grateful get it via via Fat Cat Records.

    Blue Sky ArchivesCosplay the Hard Way

    Although they debuted in 2010 Glasgow five piece Blue Sky Archives have just arrived on my musical radar. Their new single ‘Cosplay the Hard Way' is out from their site, where you can also stream the entire album in advance of it’s release. 

    Human Don’t Be AngryH.D.B.A Theme

    If this track’s anything to go by Malcolm Middleton’s Human Don’t Be Angry album is sure to be a highlight of this musical year. Personally I could do without the robotic vocal, but in essence H.D.B.A Theme sees Middleton getting back to what he does best - creating incredible instrumental music.

    Perfume Genius...Hood 

    It’s pretty much the case that you love a song when you’re about to turn the radio off and instead you stand beside it just to listen. That’s what I did with this track when I heard it on BBC Music last week, it’s a slice of something special. Perfume Genius is actually songwriter Mike Hadreas and the track’s out via Matador, you can also stream the full album Put Your Back N2 it via the Guardian

    Dress RehearsalThe River Blue

    Canadian’s Dress Rehearsal kindly sent me some songs a while ago to mark their new single The Lazy River Road. Admittedly I had never heard of them but the two tracks River Blue and Morning Grey are kind of captivating. As an added bonus they have a selection of credible Joanna Newsom, Beirut and Bon Iver covers which you can download free here.

  10. Play me…French Wives

    Glasgow band French Wives may be set for some truly big things this year; their debut album ‘The Dream in Between’ is due out this Spring and a stint at SXSW is on the horizon. I’ve always thought they’re distinctive - makers of indie music with a beloved orchestral edge. The brilliant new single Younger is currently up as a free download on their site and it bodes well, silken violin interwoven with what is essentially an well executed, catchy as hell song.

    Catch them live if you can over the next month, Scottish dates are:

    • Tuesday 28th February - Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
    • Thursday 1st March - Hootenannys, Inverness
    • Friday 9th March - Stereo, Glasgow

    This is Bands in Transit session of Younger is a pretty sweet taster.

    http://frenchwives.co.uk/

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