Scottish Fiction

Tuesday May 22, 2012

Speaking of the events he has organised, Neil Wilson, blogger at Scottish Fiction ( says:

“These events will suit music lovers of all kinds!  Saint Death has very clear post-rock influences, and several tracks are looping, soaring instrumentals.  Queen Jane is the closest to 'indie-rock' on the bill, whilst The Spook School carve out a twee C86 sound, with jangly guitars and cute little melodies.  Michael Cassidy is a singer/songwriter who ranges from the spookily intimate to rip-roaring, foot stompers all within the same set.  If you like to discover new music, then there's something on this bill for you!

“At Scottish Fiction, we are all about supporting new and independent artists.  The Scottish Fiction Presents gig is our first foray into where music is best; the live stage!  With Michael Cassidy's legendary on stage banter, possibly nudity from The Spook School, blistering enthusiasm from Queen Jane and wonderfully crafted tracks from Saint Death, you'll definitely enjoy yourself.

“The West End Festival has got a real creative and inclusive vibe about it, which we think is reflected in our line up.  With such a mix of cultures, influences and art coming together, it's a good thing to be a part of.

“For more of what Scottish Fiction is about, check out our blog  and listen to our weekly radio show live on Pulse Community Radio, 98.4 FM or online at, every Monday from 9pm.

We are also on Facebook - and Twitter - @scotfiction984”


Scottish Fiction is one man's attempt to promote, discover, and introduce new (and old) music.  To celebrate a year of the blog's existance, I've got four of my favourite Scottish artists along for what should be a night of great music.  So why not check them out below with the link's provided, and join us on Sunday 17th June from 8pm at The Captain's.

Saint Death

Five piece from Barrhead, Saint Death have got clear Post-Rock influences and despite their short life span, have already got a hefty collection of tunes up on Soundcloud.  'Dignitas' is a personal favourite.

Saint Death Soundcloud ->

Queen Jane

Four piece from Cumbernauld who sculpt nice indie rock tunes.  Last EP 'Denver' showed a great deal of promise and they've got a good live show to back things up!

Queen Jane Bandcamp ->

The Spook School

I love this four piece from Edinburgh.  Like serious band crush.  And lots of other people seem to do to.  'History' was my favourite track of last year, as well as Edinburgh Man's #1, and they've recently popped up on Kowalskiy's latest EP.  Glad to have their fun filled alternative vibes on board!

The Spook School Bandcamp -

Michael Cassidy

Singer/songwriters are a dime a dozen.  Michael Cassidy stands out amongst that crowd as being the finest talent to come out of Paisley in a long time!  With a debut album (hopefully) dropping later this year, expect big things from Michael.

Michael Cassidy website ->

All of that can be reaching your ears for £5, tickets online via or on the door.  Doors are at 8pm, and the gig is also during the West End Festival so The Captain's will have plently of drinks offers to keep everyone well oiled!

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