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Toot! French Horn Tuition

Any aspiring French horn players out there? I always thought the French Horn was a 1970’s European adult movie…but no, it’s a magnificent instrument that can be found on a host of classical and contemporary music. From Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 to The Rolling Stones, ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ and The Beach Boys, ‘God Only Knows’. If this is of interest, get in touch with North East of Scotland Music School at or 01224 649685.

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Lucy / Frayed Single Premiere


New Best Girl Athlete single premiere of ‘Lucy’ with previously unreleased B-side, ‘Frayed’, written by Fitlike friend Guy Capecelatro III and is one of the most poignant songs I have heard, it really is achingly beautiful. . Thanks to Mahogany for the premiere. Stream or buy here.
“…filled with twinkling piano melodies and Katie’s heart-wrenchingly fragile vocals, but is no less beautiful in all its melancholic majesty.”

BGA Vinyl Outlets


Just a wee note of where you can scoop a copy of the new Best Girl Athlete album on vinyl. Of course, you can simply order it from our Bandcamp page, where it will be delivered with loving care and with the scent of brut, but I know that some of you ache for the whole record shop experience. Therefore, for your pleasure, you can visit any of the following establishments to pick up a copy from a disgruntled employee, with an extensive knowledge of Morrissey and who will try and sell you the latest Prefab Sprout album, whilst muttering about Indie not being dead. I jest of course…long live vinyl and long live the record shop!!!!

DUNDEE – Groucho’s
INVERNESS – Union Vinyl
MONTROSE – Mo’ Fidelity Records
AYR – Big Sparra Vinyl
GLASGOW – Monorail Music / Love Music Glasgow / New Hellfire Club Glasgow
STOCKTON-ON-TEES – Sound It Out Records
ABERDEEN – chameleon / North East Records

Free Chemical Callum Download


Trust me, the man who also brings you Tryptamines does not rest. His passion and enthusiasm for music and art is unwavering. Luckily for you flesh-lumps, he’s decided to give away his latest album as a free download. Some really beautiful stuff on this, check it out at his Soundcloud page here. This is the first chronicle of his seven piece opus “The crazy chronicles of Chemical Callum” and in his own words, “it sure is rather out there”.

Available Now – Best Girl Athlete


Big thanks to all who have bought the album and helped put the word out there. If you don’t have a copy yet, it’s available over at the Bandcamp page. Vinyl is also available at the record stores listed below, as well as the usual digital platforms:
AYR – Big Sparra Vinyl
GLASGOW – Monorail Records / Love Music Glasgow / New Hellfire Club
STOCKTON-ON-TEES – Sound It Out Records
ABERDEEN – Chameleon / North-East Records

Pre-order New BGA Album Here

This one has been a long time coming and just at a time when it looks like the world is about to destroy itself. Terrific. There are a number of songs on the forthcoming Best Girl Athlete album that I feel will soothe the soul of any warmonger. I suggest therefore that we collectively purchase as many copies of this world saving album as possible and bombard Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un with them. You owe it to your country, your race and your planet. Best Girl Athlete can save the world, you can save the world. As a wise, chaste, visionary once sang, “Heal the world, Make it a better place, For you and for me, And the entire human race”. Available to order here.

Free Best Girl Athlete Download

‘In Your Head’ is from the forthcoming new, self-titled Best Girl Athlete album. It’s a jaunty number written about the time Katie found beasties in her hair and I kept shouting ‘They are in your head Katie’ at her. Luckily, I still had my industrial hair clippers from my army days and put the wee flaichs to the sword. Katie was grateful but wondered how she’d pull off her Bowie, Goblin King outfit for the annual Gallowgate Labyrinth Festival with a shorn head. As luck would have it, The Haggis Horns were lodging on my balcony at the time and saved the day by pulling out this massive bouffant, Tina Turner wig. You should have seen Katie’s face! As a token of my gratitude, I let The Haggis Horns add some of their magic brass dust on the ‘In Your Head’ session. I hope it gives them the break they deserve. Those boys are the hardest working tooters on the Gallowgate. The Revue in Canada have kindly been streaming the track on their site and you can check it out here my lovelies.