I've always believed radio is a magical thing. It comes into our lives in a unique and intimate way that TV does. Equally I've always believed that local, unsigned and undiscovered music should be given as much airtime as possible, allowing the musical champions of tomorrow to flourish. Live music on radio, well that's just the crème de la crème.
I've been privileged to be able to present Scottish Fiction each week for the last three years. 2013 was particularly special as I welcomed 25 of the finest musicians Scotland has to offer onto the show with me for live music sessions.
Absolutely none of this would be possible without Pulse Community Radio. From giving Scottish Fiction a weekly slot, to training and assistance, to the equipment and promotion they provide.
Pulse Community Radio is a registered charity and like most community radio stations is run by passionate people giving up their time. Money for community radio is in short supply, so only by various fund-raising initiatives can they raise the money needed to stay on air, which in turns keeps Scottish Fiction on air, which in turn helps support new Scottish music.
released 10 February 2014
Thanks to all of the artists involved for firstly coming on the show during 2013, and for kindly giving permission to use these recordings.
Special thanks to Kyle Wood for designing the album artwork.
Thank you to all at Pulse Community Radio who their support and passion.
Thanks to Ross Crae and Calum Morton for filming each Scottish Fiction Session.
And thanks to you for buying this compilation, listening to the show, sharing, interacting, liking, commenting and generally being uber cool folks.
As anyone will tell you those who cannot do, teach. Well in my case the saying should go, 'those who cannot do, preach'.
Scottish Fiction, aside from being an Idlewild reference, is my attempt at just that. Not content with the bland and money grabbing dross that fills our radio waves Scottish Fiction is one man's attempt to promote, discover, and introduce new music via our monthly free EP's....more