Five reasons why people think you’re gullible (or how I became the WWE Champion)

Hah! Got you. Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas, a happy New Year, and if you’ve had a January birthday (like me), I hope you made the best of it. I’ve had a lovely festive period and my wheels are moving pretty slowly as we trundle into 2013. I think my brainium has been weighed down by weeks of over-indulgence but the boozy mist is lifting and the stodgy fog is clearing so here’s a wee roundup of what’s been happening over the last few weeks and what’s coming up in 2013.

First of all, I’m very flattered to be included in a couple of recent podcasts. I managed to make it to #23 in Edinburgh Man‘s end-of-year poll, which you can listen to here and I’ve been featured in Scottish Fiction‘s best of 2012 roundup which you can listen to right here, no foolin’. At the end of 2012 I was also included in this blog’s list of top tracks of the year. Bongo!

The people have been crying out for this WWE Championship/jumper combo.

In some non music-related news, in 2012 I became the WWE Champion. It was a great moment, as I’ve been training hard for years now by sitting on my couch and drunkenly watching the wrasslin’, often whilst eating a kebab. All that hard work has finally paid off. Think you’ve got what it takes to beat me and get this gold? Come at me, bro. Come at me.

So what’s in store for 2013? Well first of all, in February I’m excited to announce that I’ll be playing Scottish Fiction Presents: Aye Tunes Vs. Peenko on the 23rd of February alongside Lovers Turn to Monsters and Beerjacket. It’s at the Roxy 171 and you can buy tickets right here or check out the event page for more info.

I’ll have more gig announcements soon, but my last piece of good news is that I’m playing Brew at the Bog this summer! I’m really excited to be playing BrewDog’s festival in May, alongside folk like Kitty the Lion, Michael Cassidy, Randolph’s Leap, and Olympic Swimmers amongst many other awesome acts. Check out the website for the full lineup so far and for more details.

If you’d like to get in touch or keep up with whatever nonsense I’m up to at any given moment, you can find me at Twitter, Facebook, and even Tumblr. How else will you find out that I tarted up a bit for the end of 2012 or flatter me with ego-tickling questions like this? And of course you can listen to or buy my music at Bandcamp. You could also go old school (and I recommend that you do) by popping down to Vespbar on Sundays where I host their open mic night.

Well that’s just about woken me up. Time to fist-bump 2013, get into a ’64 Impala and shout “hey 2012, eat my dust!”

Or something.

Til next time,

love Shambles



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