With new album Faulty Inner Dialogue now out and available for streaming on several sites the Edinburgh-based band took themselves to the stage of arts venue Summerhall for another blinding gig.
Kid Canaveral, a band formed in St. Andrews but who are now based in Edinburgh, releasing their recordings via Johnny Lynch’s Lost Map Records, and comprising of Kate Lazda, David MacGregor, Rose McConnachie, Scott McMaster and Michael Craig. Their album release on 29th July inspired this fantastic celebration, and excuse for this wee belter of a gig.
Supported by former half of Falkirk’s Arab Strap, Malcolm Middleton, and his instrumental soundscapes, he compliments Kid Canaveral’s distinct guitar line. Filling the set with mostly tracks from the new album, Kid Canaveral also entertained their Saturday night crowd with a variety of their backlist dancing floor-fillers. Awkwardly structured riffs, all fantastically placed, put the crowd into a persona and placement of time.
Buttressed by the contentiously humorous animation of Alex Livingstone, namely a randy Sting (as of yes, Sting and the Police), the band lucked out with a finely tuned audience, and an evening prepped for some lovably Scottish drunken carnage.
Playing their most recent single, First We Take Dumbarton, and others from the new album including Callous Parting Gift and Listen to Me. However, the crowd seemed more than happy to catch older tracks , the reflective ballad Her Hair Hangs Down, performed by Rose and David, as well as the sacred, electronic Skeletons, with Kate Lazda on vocals.
Concluding their set with A Compromise, we were treated to a wonderful riff off from David, Kate and Rose, rounding the night off nicely. There is no quieting this Edinburgh wonder.
For more on the band and to get your mittens on their new record click here.