Bill Ryder-Jones at The Mash House

“These ones all sound pretty much the same”, Bill Ryder-Jones confesses mid-set to the half empty crowd of Edinburgh’s Mash House; the band has left the stage. There’s just Bill, his guitar and a mic as he begins to play another one of the melancholic emotional same ‘Put It Down Before YouBreak It’, a song about love and regret. At age 32 Bill […]


Slow Club

Settling into my seat at the Pleasance theatre I was aware that Valentine’s day, in all its brash consumerist glory, would never be the most suitable time for the heart-trampled ballads of Slow Club. An irony that singer Rebecca Taylor later indulges in with the announcement of “Dependable People”, a song about “a shit boyfriend […]