Chasing the Sun

A trip to the Lemon Tree had been on the cards for a while for Dark Secret and Still Burning. Visiting from Glasgow, Tijuana Bibles were tonights evening pleasure and you can read our review and see some pictures here.

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P* up at the Brewery

* = arty

And so to the last music festival of the summer. FnS unpacked the party wagon with a heavy heart on their return from The Black Isle.

Still, there are new awaydays in planning for 2015 and, in the meantime, we can remember the festival spirit with a read of our Jocktoberfest 2014 review. Also, our gallery of images on flickr can be browsed here.

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Are Fields Electric?

One of the summer festivals FnS paid a visit to over the summer of 2014 was a new one close to Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway. It may have only been Year One however, you’d never have thought it. But then Electric Fields has a good pedigree behind it.

Read all about it here, where you can also follow the link to our flickr photo gallery.

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Baubles Around The Xmas Tree

Deck The Halls and all that jolly stuff. Christmas has arrived after what seems to have been a very short year and for the 5th year running Kid Canaveral have got their baubles out. Dark Secret and Still Burning got the FnS-mobile out of cold storage and went down to Edinburgh to see what all the fuss was about. You can read our review and see some pictures here.

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Ibibio Sound Machine – can you spot David MacGregor (Kid Canaveral)?

 

 

Sledgehammering

A Monday evening found Dark Secret and Still Burning out at the AECC for a trip down memory lane as Peter Gabriel reached Aberdeen in the only Scottish date of 2014 in their two year ‘Back to Front’ tour. Support was provided by singer Jennie Abrahamson and cellist, Linnea Olsson, both from Sweden, who are also providing backing vocals for the main show. You can read our review and see some pictures here.

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Jennie Abrahamson & Linnea Olsson - AECC, Aberdeen

 

Pepper and Dignity

Sunday night took Still Burning and Dark Secret to The Music Hall, to catch Deacon Blue, returning to Aberdeen to promote their new album – ‘A New House’ – on the second show of their UK tour, which kicked off in Kilmarnock last night. Support was ably provided by Zervas and Pepper, who join them for the full tour. You can read our review and see some pictures here.

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Elephants, Giraffes and The Bear

Dark Secret and Still Burning took a trip to The Tunnels in Aberdeen on a wet winters evening to see Brighton based singer/songwriter, Christopher Thorpe-Tracey, aka Chris T-T and the Hoodrats.  Support were Depeche Choad, a familiar name to us but as yet unseen. You can read our review and see some pictures here.

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