‘Pi­geon’ drops in for sev­e­nal­bum gig

Top folk band rub­bing shoul­ders with the stars “An in­fin­itely big­ger sound” ‘To­geth­er­ness on Gran­ite City mu­si­cal scene’

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - MUSIC SCENE - By Eoin Smith By Sean Wal­lace

ELU­SIVE singer Lone Pi­geon is renowned for his pro­lific song­writ­ing. A found­ing mem­ber of Beta Band the singer head­lines the Blue Lamp to­mor­row. Lone Pi­geon, aka Gor­don An­der­son, is pro­mot­ing the re­lease of Time Cap­sule. Com­prised of seven CDs, it doc­u­ments his en­tire ca­reer recorded on an eight-track at his home. There have even been sug­ges­tions Lone Pi­geon wrote 200 songs in a month. “That’s an ex­ag­ger­a­tion, it was only 147,” he laughed. “But they were all fin­ished eight-tracks. “I was stuck out in a cot­tage on my own and all I had was the mu­sic to keep me go­ing. “When you are iso­lated like that al­most 150 songs in a month in pretty easy. “That’s only about four or five songs a day.” The box set is re­leased on Domino Records, home of Smog, Archie Bron­son Out­fit and Franz Fer­di­nand. Also a found­ing mem­ber of The Aliens, Gor­don has worked closely with his brother King Cre­osote (Kenny An­der­son). “Work­ing on Domino Records has been very im­por­tant for me as they give me the free­dom to do what I want,” he said. “Do­ing this mu­sic means so much. I recorded the Happy Song on my first al­bum and now I re­ally feel that. “It is great to be mak­ing mu­sic and work­ing with my brother.”

In­dian Red Lopez.

AC­CLAIMED folk act The Un­thanks are a band in de­mand – even re­cent Os­car win­ner Colin Firth col­lab­o­rate with them on stage. ABERDEEN’S mu­sic scene unites at The Tun­nels to­mor­row to raise money for aid in Ja­pan. Johnny Sky­scraper and Crooked Lit­tle Vein take to the stage along­side En­troso­let and Fate Comes Last to help raise funds for this wor­thy cause. ON SATUR­DAY the world cel­e­brates in­de­pen­dent mu­sic re­tail­ers with Record Store Day. Aberdeen’s own One Up Records is tak­ing part in the fes­tiv­i­ties, hold­ing an ex­clu­sive in-store gig, be­gin­ning at 2pm and fea­tur­ing three of Aberdeen’s top acts. The open­ing set by singer-song­writer Craig John David­son, pic­tured right, is sure to be full of slow-burn­ing, del­i­cate melodies. Seas, Starry – Aberdeen’s new­est postrock out­fit – will of­fer up some stun­ning in­stru­men­tals. The event will be capped off by in­die band In­dian Red Lopez, whose de­but al­bum is set to be re­leased in the com­ing months.

ON­STAGE PAL: Colin Firth. COL­LAB­O­RA­TOR: Elvis Costello. The five-piece, who have been nom­i­nated for the Mer­cury Mu­sic Prize, head­line The Lemon Tree on Satur­day to pro­mote ac­claimed al­bum Last. And the in­ti­mate show will be far-re­moved from a re­cent...

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