KID CANAVERAL’S CHRISTMAS BAUBLES
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:// lostmap.com/tickets/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. kidcanaveral.co.uk/home/