Sunday, 25 July 2010


It's Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth's birthday today 25yh July.

Happy Birthday.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Wounded Knee : Free EP

Recorded on the 16th April 2010 in Alloway, close to Burn's Cottage, produced by Chris Dooks. Thanks to The University of The West of Scotland, Eleanor Dooks and Bar Libertine.We were so lucky to record this exclusive three track E.P. with WK and the evening gig was incredible - Mr Knee put in a hard day's work with Ayrtime and then went on to perform in a near-capacity crowd at Bar Libertine. The blurb from Benbecula records below says it all!Edinburgh-based Wounded Knee's live work is a mesmerising hallucinatory trip of vocal loops and found instruments. A postmodern Hebridean waulking song ethic, along with one of the most accomplished dramatic tenors in contemporary music, forms a unique hypnotic and honest sound that is without cliché or match. During 2008-9 WK's live style mediated toward improvised journeys into vocal realisation with performances reaching an almost primal level. Song, spoken word and sound effects drawing influences from as far afield as Gaelic psalm, improvisation and throat techniques à la Bobby McFerrin and even scat. At the heart, a modern symbiosis of folk and mantra, culminating in an artist who is unique, playful and captivating. [text,]

Alisdair Roberts : Free EP

Recorded on the 2nd of April 2010 in Alloway, close to Burn's Cottage, produced by Chris Dooks. Thanks to The University of The West of Scotland, Eleanor Dooks and Bar Libertine.
If you weren't at this gig then you missed a real treat. Alasdair gave us a cracking hour and twenty of his ghostly ballads, middle-age tunings and communication with the ancestors. It was completely beautiful. And not only that, Alasdair and Ayrtime recorded this wonderful EXCLUSIVE four track digital EP especially for us! This EP features an unreleased track and also a preview of Roberts new album 2010's 'Too Long In This Condition'. The Man was on the cover of The Wire magazine for goodness sakes!The E.P. is free for all Ayrtime punters and beyond."Alasdair Roberts has released three excellent albums as Appendix Out and five under his own name, his spectral folk drawing comparisons with fellow travellers such as Will Oldham. Although [primarily] original works, Roberts’s records have been infused with the enduring melodies and lyrical twists of ancient folk music." (The Observer)
"Roberts discovers the inner mystery of traditional music and shows that if this infinitely expressive material is respected, it may yet reward us with results that sound utterly unprecedented." (The Times)
Alasdair Roberts has toured and trodden the boards with such artists as Joanna Newsom, Magnolia Electric Co, Bill Callahan/Smog, Dick Gaughan, Waterson/Carthy, Hawk and a Hacksaw, Eddi Reader (doing The Songs of Robert Burns), The Anomoanon, Shirley Collins, Richard Youngs and too many others to mention. For the Ayrtime podcast Alasdair will hopefully give us an exclusive session to distribute.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The Pogues : Peel Sessions

The Pogues recorded 2 sessions for the late, great John Peel's Radio One show, both in 1984.
Get both sessions here courtesy of Burning Aquarium
Streams Of Whiskey *
Greenland Whale Fisheries *
Auld Triangle *
Whiskey, You're The Devil ^
Danny Boy ^
Sally MacLennane ^
The Navigator ^
* Recorded 10/04/84
* First Broadcast 17/04/84
^ Recorded 04/12/84
^ First Broadcast 12/12/84
Both sessions were recorded at Maida Vale Studio 5 and were produced by Mark Radcliffe.
Another track 'Boys From The County Hell' was recorded for the first session but wasn't broadcast.
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Scotland's favourite sons Teenage Fanclub release their latest album 'Shadows' on May 31st.
Sometimes I Don’t Need To Believe In Anything
Baby Lee
The Fall
Into The City
Dark Clouds
The Past
Shock And Awe
When I Still Have Thee
Live With The Seasons
Sweet Days Waiting
The Back Of My Mind
Today Never Ends
Get a free and legal download of album track 'Baby Lee'

Monday, 22 March 2010


Like Bob Dylan? Like Fleet Foxes? You'll love this ....
Recorded for BBC6 Music last year, check out this version of Dylan's 'It Aint Me Babe' here.