Writing Weird Decibels 2

Writing Weird Decibels 1 All Over Again We started creating Weird Decibels 2 in  March 2013 you can read about the first session here. We got many things right when creating our new album but one of the few mistakes we made was the title, Weird Decibels 2. The name put an expectation on us…

Fairweather & The Elements live at Falkirk Trinity Church

Credits The Audience The Artists Rikki Tonner Afterglow MUSIC The Photograhers (there were many) And Kevin Byrne for the photographs used in this blog entry   Thankfully the last time I was at church was for a happy occasion, i’m now at that funny age between christenings, marriages and deaths. I’ve never wandered along at…

Whapper Snappers

A massive part of our history is the photographs, especially the group pictures or the shoots of us live. I cannot thank enough the photographers who have taken our portraits over the years

Our Influences. Nirvana, Derek

    Our dear drummer takes Pabs through the first of his favourite artists in our current series of band influences. Seattle’s Nirvana It was probably the mid 2000’s when we were re-recording some of our early albums and Derek and I got into a healthy debate about Nirvana. Bleach is best he said. I…

Whitecraigs Rugby Club June 18th 2016

Pictures taken by Purple Dot photography and Kirsty Smith We had been invited to play a set of cover songs at Whitecriag rugby club as part of their yearly beer festival and family day out. We decided to go along and join in with the festivities. We do not play a lot of gigs these…

Our influences. Radiohead Pabs

  As I write this blog Radiohead have just shared their 9th album, a Moon Shaped Pool on Spotify. Thom Yorke once described Spotify as the “last desperate fart of a dying corpse” and pulled his solo work and Radiohead’s post parlophone albums from the streaming service. So what has this got to do with…

There are hidden treasures up in the loft

Credits The audience Rikki Toner (Afterglow) local music scene pioneer Eindp Photography capturing the scene, his work is used on this blog with his kind permission Bootsie Blue, The Projection and Grim Morrison the artists! Ben White sound Before I entered Behind the Wall to head upstairs into the Loft (the ale house for the older…

Weird Decibels live at North Star 27th May 2016

Credits The Crowd: Thank you for attending a local gig and supporting the artists. Thank you for staying right to the end. The Sonic Blues, Rabid Dog: Thank you for playing along side us Rory (Eindp Photography): For taking photographs for this and many, many local gigs Juls Sampson (photography and pictures used for this…

Shuffle Down 2016

Shuffle Down hits its stride. A one point during this years Shuffle Down I soaked in the atmosphere I found myself  genuinely impressed by what the festival organisers Laura and Rikki Tonner have achieved. Now in its second year Shuffle Down is the Falkirk areas yearly fundraising music festival held in the elegant surroundings of…

Weird Decibels and the Falkirk Herald

Many thanks to James Trimble, Graeme Smith, Sarah Moyes, Kevin Byrne phtography and all at the Falkirk Herald It was probably around late 1994 perhaps early 95 when I saw the advert. In plain black and white text it was the description of a practise room in Grangemouth near the docks. There was a phone…

The Final Touches to Weird Decibels 2

How we made Weird Decibels 2 Deluxe download at bandcamp In the home studio As the Springfield bags were unpacked and I sat in the home studio I had an optimism about the forthcoming mix sessions. We seemed better prepared; all the tracking seemed to have gone well. There was still a lot of recording…

Its Ticket Time.

The incredible Third Class Ticket radio show There are two gatekeepers of the music scene in Scotland. Two. Jim Gellatly and Vic Galloway. You send demos and you hope that they are in the mood to listen to what is probably the 100th WAV file they have heard on a cold damp March morning. I…