King Creosote, RM Hubbert and Withered Hand all set for Queen's Hall Edinburgh Festival dates
Three gigs from high-profile local acts during 2014 Fringe
This article is from 2014.
Picked from Scotland’s current embarrassment of musical riches, three heavy hitters in the singer-songwriter and virtuoso-folk category play the Queen’s Hall.
First up is Fife’s prolific King Creosote, aka Kenny Anderson. He’s having a busy year, currently surfing a wave of good vibes and great reviews on the back of a summer which saw him score his first film soundtrack, From Scotland With Love (the accompanying album’s out on Domino), and headline a show in the cultural programme which ran alongside the Commonwealth Games.
Next is Glasgow-based songwriter and guitar shredder RM Hubbert, whose flamenco-meets-John Fahey guitar stylings have served him well in recent years, winning him the 2013 Scottish Album of the Year award for his brilliant Thirteen Lost & Found. He’ll be joined by frequent collaborator, Chemikal Underground label-mate and former Delgado, Emma Pollock.
In previous outings at the Fringe (it’s come to be an annual tradition), Edinburgh’s own alt-rock troubadour Withered Hand has been joined by a rotating cast of luminaries such as Eugene Kelly of the Vaselines, and members of Belle and Sebastian. Recently released album New Gods features a slew of guest appearances, including Pam Berry of jangle-pop legends Black Tambourine, which gives us every indication they’ll bring another crop of interesting friends along this year.
King Creosote, 15 Aug; RM Hubbert & Emma Pollock, 20 Aug; Withered Hand, 21 Aug, all at Queen's Hall, 668 2019, 8pm, £13–£16.