‘Pigeon’ drops in for sevenalbum gig
Top folk band rubbing shoulders with the stars “An infinitely bigger sound” ‘Togetherness on Granite City musical scene’
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...