The Herald - Arts - - FRONT PAGE - ALAN MOR­RI­SON

They’re not ex­actly the an­gels you’d put at the top of your Christ­mas tree ... not with songs ti­tled You Only Went Out To Get Drunk Last Night and Break­ing Up Is The New Get­ting Mar­ried. But when De­cem­ber rolls around, Ed­in­burgh indie quar­tet Kid Canaveral do their Santa-like duty by giv­ing us a spe­cial sea­sonal gift in the shape of their an­nual Christ­mas Baubles event. This year it slips out of the cap­i­tal’s con­fines and down to­wards the seashore at Por­to­bello for an all-day bash that runs from 2pm un­til mid­night. Ed­wyn Collins, pic­tured, is the head­liner, with This Many Boyfriends, Rozi Plain, The Pic­tish Trail, Siob­han Wil­son and Tuff Love also on the bill. Kid Canaveral play too, nat­u­rally, al­though they’re spruc­ing up their act by per­form­ing along­side the Cairn String Quar­tet.

The event is a sell-out, but it might be worth check­ing http://­ets/kid­canaver­als-christ­mas- baubles-iv just in case the sit­u­a­tion changes. If not, con­sole your­selves with the band’s new A Com­pro­mise EP (part of Lost Map Records’ PostMap se­ries) which con­tains long and short ver­sions of the ti­tle song plus dif­fer­ent ver­sions of al­bum tracks The Wrench (remixed by Gi­ant Fight­ing Ro­bot) and Low Win­ter Sun (as a su­per­group cover fea­tur­ing mem­bers of ea­gle­owl). It can be bought at http://www. kid­

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