Five Hungry Joes – A pictorial archive of the Trashcan Sinatras. Legendary Scottish Band

Wise Words
November 17, 2009, 9:02 pm
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The Glasgow Herald’s Stuart Morrison gives a five-star review of the Trashcans’ recent Oran Mor gig on Thursday 12 Novemebr 2009.

Here’s the review in full…

Candidates for the Kevin McDermott award for bands who should be a lot bigger than they are, Trashcan Sinatras arrived onstage at Oran Mor with a new album to show off and on this evidence, a very bright future indeed.

The album, In The Music, is a beautiful thing and got a good airing here. I Wish You’d Met Her opened proceedings and set the tone for the evening, loping along, as it did, in typically laid-back fashion. And whilst they can be almost too laid back for their own good sometimes, In The Music is their fifth studio album in nineteen years, there is something indefinably right about them. Certainly, they sit neatly in the softer end of the indie market, alongside the likes of Travis and Belle and Sebastian, but underpinning their songs is, not only superb musicianship, but also beautiful arrangements. You can hear that the lengthy gaps between releases have not been wasted.

Of course, they were playing to the converted. The West End was out in force and Oran Mor was packed with people who knew all the songs and had, clearly, loved this band from the start. And whilst the new album dominated the set, the back catalogue yielded the likes of I’ve Seen Everything and the lovely Weightlifting.


The stand out, for me, though, was their tribute to the late Syd Barrett, Oranges and Apples. It’s a wonderfully lazy, psychedelic tribute to Pink Floyd’s founder and in one song, summed up everything the Trashcans do so well.

16 November 2009 Glasgow Herald

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