The Nonimage 2007 Review

Late you say? Well yes, but I've been busy.

And I'm still too busy to do this properly, so I shall quickly list some stuff that rocked my world in 2007.


SXSW was one of the best things I've done in a long time. i can't wait to do it all again in 2 months, this time with for Interactive and Music (and Film, although I'm not sure how much of that I'll see). Going to Ibiza off season was a great experience and just the relaxing time I needed. Continuing Black Tape has been great fun, especially having our first band, Broken Records. I started my own freelance business, which has been incredibly rewarding and fun so far, and pleasing successful for a new startup. I really am very lucky to be doing this.


My 4 new obsessions from 2007 were Cut Off Your Hands, Ra Ra Riot, Broken Records and Black Kids (in order of discovery). I also was loving Kissaway Trail, Jens Lekman, Twilight Sad, Menomena, Seasick Steve, Beirut, Low, Malcolm Middleton, Justice, Simian Mobile Disco, Voxtrot, The Hold Steady, Radiohead, Modest Mouse, Gruff Rhys, Field Music, Battles, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, CSS, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Frightened Rabbit, Fujiya & Miyagi...and a huge amount more that I cant think of right now. Plus the usual stuff I have loved for years.

Live highlights were all of SXSW, all of Connect, finally seeing The Verve, Ra Ra Riot, Broken Records a few times, Foals, Kissaway Trail, Flaming Lips (as always), Twilight Sad, Jens Lekman, Menomena, Sonic Youth performing Daydream Nation, Al Green, Seasick Steve, Low, Bis, Battles, Dartz! and the NME New Rave Tour. Oh and Josh Ritter.


I'm no film Buff, and I can't really remember what films I saw that I liked. Superbad was funny. If you are interested in visual culture at all, Helvetica is a documentary worth watching. And while I havent actually got round to sitting down with peace and quiet to watch it yet, the trailer for Heima, the Sigur Ros documentary looks incredible.

Other stuff

Coda is amazing and has changed the way I work. Ace Jet 170 is my favourite discovery, blog-wise. It gets me wanting to go out and find great old design stuff.

And that's all I have time for, which is a shame. So much more I want to say. Maybe I will soon.


Gigs 2007

This list will be constantly updated

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - ABC, Glasgow - Sun 21st January
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
Kathryn Williams

Ray Lamontagne - Usher Hall, Edinburgh - Wed 24th January
Ray Lamontagne
Leona Naess

Dogtooth Club - Henry's, Edinburgh - Fri 2nd February
Bono Must Die

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Barrowland, Glasgow - Sat 3rd February
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Cold War Kids
Elvis Perkins

NME New Rave Tour - Barrowland, Glasgow - Tues 6th February
Sunshine Underground
New Young Pony Club (didn't see)

Clean George IV - Henry's, Edinburgh - Sun 11th February
Clean George IV

Bloc Party - Corn Exchange, Edinburgh - Tues 20th February
Bloc Party

Brakes - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh - Mon 26th February
Le Reno Amps
(Not sure what the other support were called)

Malcolm Middleton (instore appearance) - Fopp, Rose St, Edinburgh - Tues 27th Feb
Malcolm Middleton

Alterkicks - King Tut's, Glasgow - Wed 28th Feb
Dirty Weekend

Dartz! - Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh - Sat 3rd March
V2 Schneider

Popup - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh - Sun 4th March
Edgar Prais
Remnant Kings

SXSW - Austin, Texas - Wed 14th to Sat 17th March
List of bands coming soon

The Shins - Barrowlands, Glasgow - Sun 25th March
The Shins
Viva Voce
Jeremy Warmsley

Camera Obscura - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh - Tues 27th March
Camera Obscura
Ned Collette

Bis - King Tuts, Glasgow - Fri 6th April
(Can't remember their name)

Arctic Monkeys - Caird Hall, Dundee - Tues 17th April
Arctic Monkeys
The Little Flames
Gas Club (didn't see)

Cat Power - The Ferry, Glasgow - Wed 25th April
Cat Power
Tom Brousseau

Low - Oran Mor, Glasgow - Thurs 26th April
Death Vessel

Bobby Conn - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh - Fri 27th April
Bobby Conn
Black Lips

Micah P. Hinson - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh - Sat 28th April
Micah P. Hinson
Grant Campbell

Great Escape Festival - Brighton - Saturday
Edgar Prias
The Strange Death Of Liberal England
Neon Plastix

Seasick Steve - The Arches, Glasgow - Sat 26th May
Seasick Steve
(didn't see support)

Evolution Festival - Newcastle & Gateshead - Mon 28th May
Maximo Park
Simian Mobile Disco
Echo & The Bunnymen
Bonde Do Role
Calvin Harris
Hot Club De Paris
Shy Child

Andy Lobban

Edinburgh, Scotland