King Creosote, RM Hubbert and Withered Hand all set for Queen's Hall Edinburgh Festival dates

This article is from 2014

*4King Creosote, RM Hubbert and Withered Hand

RM Hubbert

Three gigs from high-profile local acts during 2014 Fringe

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.

Withered Hand

Edinburgh scene stalwart and master of plaintive, witty outsider folk.

King Creosote

Eclectic indie folk musician, plaintive troubadour and founder of the esteemed Fence Records.

RM Hubbert with Emma Pollock

Scottish Album of the Year award winner RM Hubbert is joined by former Delgado and Chemikal Underground labelmate Emma Pollock for this unmissable solo/duo double-bill. 'Emotionally gripping' (Mojo). 'Mesmeric' (Guardian). Age category: 14+