Wickerman Festival 2014 Ticket Competition

Yet again, we have joined up with our friends at Wickerman Festival to offer you a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets for this years festival in July, you can find all the details here. Good luck.

Wickerman Festival 2012

Declaring War on Cancer

All this week I’ve been reading about cancer, seeing all the various photo campaigns to raise awareness on social media sites, with some fantastic sums of money raised as well. But this weekend someone I admire for fighting his own battles takes to the stage at The Lemon Tree on Sunday night and its only right that we should perhaps bring it to your attention.  Its only the second press release that we’ve basically copied and pasted onto our pages. It tells you Mike’s story much better than I can, so hopefully you’ll give him five minutes of your time.

Respect to Mike Peters, a fighter for his, and our, cause. We salute you.

Mike Peters, Declaration Tour, 2014 flaresnseagulls.com

Get Knotted

Yes, the headlines on FnS just get worse don’t they? Ah, but this time there is an actual reason for it. It’s a review of Randolph’s Leap‘s latest album, Clumsy Knot so it all makes sense now. Hopefully. Have a read of what Pierced Princess had to say about it here. We also have a track by track rundown by singer/songwriter Adam Ross attached at the bottom, which I thought was a well worthwhile addition.

Randolphs Leap - The Tunnels, Aberdeen - flaresnseagulls.com

If your Dad doesn’t have a beard, you’ve got two mums

And so it continued, many times, when The Beards came to The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen with support from Massive Horse. Words and pictures from Dark Secret and (a grumpy) Still Burning can be found here.

The Beards - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen - flaresnseagulls.com

Massive Horse - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen - flaresnseagulls.com


Lost Map Presents…

As we’ve said recently we’ll be having some gig reviews with pictures only, and here’s one of the first and what a cracker it was. A Friday night trip to The Tunnels in Aberdeen for Dark Secret and Still Burning to see the excellent Kid Canaveral with the fun but also brilliant Randolph’s Leap in support along with the ever improving local talent that is Cara Mitchell. What we saw was a bit of a benchmark for Gig of the Year so far, we think. Anyway, you can see the pictures here, and if anyone wants to step up and add some words to the imagery then feel free to email us.

Kid Canaveral - The Tunnels, Aberdeen - flaresnseagulls.com

Randolphs Leap - The Tunnels, Aberdeen - flaresnseagulls.com

Cara Mitchell - The Tunnels, Aberdeen - flaresnseagulls.com


Tonight we’re looking forward to the Indian Red Lopez album launch at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.  Hopefully we’ll have some pictures of the event online on FnS in the next few days.

Indian Red Lopez - Commit - flaresnseagulls.com

Its their second album and is entitled Commit. You can read a review of it by B here, and a review of it by Pierced Princess here.

The Spitfires Return

The Spitfires you say? At Reading Rooms you say? All info gathered and confirmed and the roadtrip to see the return of The Spitfires to Reading Rooms in Dundee was arranged. Some words and pictures from Still Burning and Dark Secret can be viewed here.

The Spitfires - Reading Rooms, Dundee - flaresnseagulls.com The Spitfires - Reading Rooms, Dundee - flaresnseagulls.com