1. Starting university soon? You whippersnapper, you. Good thing then that splendid Scottish music blogger The Pop Cop has helped compile a list to the country’s premier Freshers’ events (including N-Trance and Five), whilst there’s also well-informed guides to Scotland’s top cities and towns. And Paisley.
2. During the summer, Edinburgh’s The Stagger Rats enlisted indie super-producer Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve) to oversee the production of their debut album. It’ll be out soon, but you can watch the slick video for the smoothed out ‘Fuzzy Fuzzy’ here. Or below if you can’t be bothered to click twice.
3. Roddy Hart is doing that Pledge Music thing where fans can help fund the making of his band’s new album. To do so, you can buy merchandise that’s a tad bit different than your usual fare, such as your bagging your name in the album’s credits or getting Roddy to record a cover song of your choice. ‘YMCA’?