Songs in the Key of Fife events...

Songs in the Key of Fife events…

I have some book launch events if you fancy coming along to one… There will be a talk, readings, LIVE music and usually whisky as well! The ‘Cambo’ one in the East Neuk of Fife on 21st September 2013 https://www.facebook.com/events/1386750738206730/ should be particularly special with music from King Creosote, James Yorkston, Withered Hand, Gummi Bako […]

Songs in the Key of Fife...

Songs in the Key of Fife…

In August 2013, I launched my first book… ‘Songs in the Key of Fife’! It’s all about the musicians I’ve grown up with and played music with over the years. Basically it’s eight biographies in one book and goes into a fair amount of detail on each subject – Een, Gordon and Kenny Anderson, Johnny […]

SXSW 2012 here I come, y'all...

SXSW 2012 here I come, y’all…

The big daddy of all music festivals is upon us once more… SXSW is by far the largest, craziest and most overwhelming music conference on the planet and I’m going back once again. This will be my 10th time in a row and, as you can probably tell, I can hardly control by fan-boy excitement… […]

20 Questions for Die Hard...

20 Questions for Die Hard…

Every now and again, an artist arrives out of the blue with an extraordinary piece of work – almost perfect and complete. For me, Glasgow band Die Hard‘s album is one of the most ambitious, inspiring and downright psychedelic records you’ll hear all year. It’s available now on white vinyl and download… and I’m pretty […]

35 Scottish Artists to Watch in 2012...

35 Scottish Artists to Watch in 2012…

It’s that time of year again, so here goes… Last year I made a list of 50 artists to investigate over the course of the oncoming year. It did seem a little excessive, so this year I’ve streamlined to… ahem… 35! Ach well… You may have heard some of them on my BBC shows recently. […]

My Monthly Night at Electric Circus...

My Monthly Night at Electric Circus…

In October 2011, with the help of the illustrious John Paul Mason I started a new monthly night at Electric Circus in Edinburgh. Simply entitled ‘Vic Galloway Presents…’ the idea was to inject a little ‘New Music’ action into the capital’s occasionally stagnant and predictable pre-club night-life. It was nothing particularly inventive – just 3 […]

Favourite 50 Albums of 2011...

Favourite 50 Albums of 2011…

Contrary to what many might think… 2011 wasn’t ALL about homogenised, manufactured pop and doom ‘n’ gloom for the music industry. It was in fact a glorious year for music across all genres, if you’re willing to seek it out. As ever, I was trawling though it trying to find some real gems and playing […]

Best gig of 2011...

Best gig of 2011…

As you can probably imagine, I attend a massive amount of live shows and festivals over a 12 month period and see a load of great, and not so great bands, play in a myriad of different settings. Some gigs are soulful and impassioned events with artists showcasing their innate talent and offering up a […]