Sleep-hiking Bastard Mountain

Traveling to Edinburgh for just a few days, it was hard to imagine that the namesake for the group Bastard Mountain wasn’t in fact Arthur’s Seat, the city’s highest crag with a patchwork of yellow wild flowers and spotted with bunnies darting from stone staircases, behind broken fences and into the bushes. Or to imagine that […]

Chasing Owls All the Way to Edinburgh

It’s a clear day in Edinburgh, Scotland and Ben Sunderland is sitting atop the rich-green Calton Hill, piecing together lyrics for a new song. The view from the hill provides a vast panorama of the entire city, its ruins, its bustling coffee shops, the ocean… Edinburgh is known for its beauty and history, but not […]

Gerry Loves Records and We Like Gerry A Lot

Last issue we had a guest article from Adam Piggot of Scotland’s web-based music database, Touch Sensitive. In the article, Piggot lists a group of Scottish labels that he recommends. One of the labels is Gerry Loves Records: A fairly new and independent label based in Edinburgh, Scotland. After perusing the GLR website and listening […]