Photography by Cameron James Brisbane


WHITE are a five-piece band from Glasgow consisting of Leo Condie (Vocals), Chris Potter (Guitar), Ruaraidh MacFarlane (Guitar / Synth), Lewis Andrew (Bass) and Kirstin Lynn (Drums). Their raucous signature sound is a mix of disco jabs, pop, and punk all rolled into one! The band are making waves around the UK and Europe with sold out Glasgow shows,  tours supporting Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, and various festival appearances including Electric Fields, and Tenement Trail. What is becoming crystal clear, is that the band are fast growing a reputation for their energetic live performances and catchy hit after hit singles!

Go take a listen now:

The debut album ‘One Night Stand Forever’ is out today (Friday 21 April) on Gentlemen Recordings.


Tour dates:

April 21st – Secret location, Glasgow

August 12 – Carnival Fifty Six Festival, Dundee

September 30 – The British Sound Project, Manchester

For more information on WHITE: 

*Header photography by Cameron Brisbane


Record Store Day Party – Full Line-up Announced!

One of the biggest annual music events is set to return to Kilwinning on Saturday 22nd April. Record Store Day 2017 will celebrate the unique culture of records, releases, and host special intimate live performances across the UK. Music fans can expect to get their hands on limited edition vinyls, flash style sales, and an array of live in-store performances from some of Scotland’s most exciting artists.


Performing live will be Edinburgh psychedelic rock trio Miracle Glass Company, they will join Glasgow rap heavyweight Loki who will be promoting his fourth coming album ‘Trigger Warning’. Also on the bill are Glasgow rock outfit Medicine Men performing tracks from their debut album ‘Into The Light’.

Other acts throughout the day include The Miss’sTragic O’Hara, while Neal from local electro rockers Crash Club will take to the decks for a DJ set to close the event.

Rare Trade’s unique event aims to bring some exciting rare and limited edition records to North Ayrshire as well as showcasing a range of Scottish artists from Kilwinning and beyond. Not only will Record Store Day tick all your music needs, but you can expect a selection of delicious cakes and soft drinks, plus auditorium seats if you’re planning to stay for the entire day.

Shop owner Colin Boyd comments, “It’s important we give something back to our customers and record store days is the perfect setup for that on Saturday 22nd April!

Record Store Day is completely free to attend, and will begin at 9am on Saturday 22nd April, with the live entertainment from 12pm.

Let us know on Facebook if you are attending by clicking here.

Visit: Rare Trade Records, 34 Abbey Green, Kilwinning. 01294 557957.



This week artist choice is a mix of psych and rock n roll with heaps of three part harmonies. Of course, we are talking about Edinburgh’s Miracle Glass Company.


The band, made up of William Douglas (Vocals / Bass), Andy Duncan (Vocals / Drums), Austen George (Vocals / Guitar) released their much anticipated debut album MGC1 on VoxBox Records late last October, produced by Owen Murray (The Verve / Oasis). No strangers to the summer festival circuits, or radio plays on BBC 6Music/Radio Scotland with single ’T.R.O.U.B.L.E’ the band are becoming fiercely known for their energetic live shows and intense musicianship.

The band will be playing here in Rare Trade Kilwinning as part of Record Store Day on Saturday 22nd April. 12” vinyl copies of MGC1 will be available too.

MGC 1 Album Cover

Tour dates:

April 22nd – Rare Trade (Record Store Day)

April 28th – Late Night In The Big City – Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh

May 19 – Wrexfest Launch Party

22 Oct – Krafty Brew EH6 Festival w/ Big Country

Miracle Glass Company Live Image 1


Rare Trade Records: BAND OF THE WEEK #4 Foreignfox

This week’s band of the week is five-piece Dunfermilne rock outfit Foreignfox. The band have been on our radar for a while through stellar live performances at majot Scottish festivals including T in the Park, Electric Fields, XPO North.


NEW single ‘Lights Off, Carry Me Home’ is available now on indie label Scottish Fiction. This release is a 7” vinyl with Edinburgh band Mt. Doubt. The single was mastered by Ed Woods, and recorded/mixed from Bruce Rintoul.

Crank this one up folks!

The band will embark on a Scottish tour this weekend:

6 April – Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh

7 April – Beat Generator Dundee

8 April – Nice N Sleazy Glasgow

Follow the band online here:



This week’s artist of the week is THE VEGAN LEATHER.


Describing themselves online as “Art Pop four piece. Creating complex pop music for your soul, mind, hips and feet.” We’re inclined to agree with this, especially after listening to energetic, synth pop on their latest single ‘SHAKE IT’. The band are drawing influence from the electronic soundscapes of Justice, and catchy hooks of LCD Soundsystem – you’re in for a treat with this!

The Paisley four-piece are fast making a name around the UK popping up on Spotify’s most viral acts alongside Drake, and Kasabian, sharing stages with Paolo Nutini, and hosting their own club night ‘Midnight Pink’. You can ‘Shake It’ at the following dates, but we’re certain they’ll be a number of festival appearances around the UK later in the year too. Keep your eyes peeled folks.

Tour dates:

21 April Wide Days, Liquid Rooms. Edinburgh

22 April Bar 15. Dundee

30 April Stag and Dagger Festival. Glasgow

Stay up-to with the band here:

Credit: Tom Hines


This week’s Rare Trade Artist Of The Week is Future Islands! Call them rock, call them indie, synth-pop, the trio from Baltimore, Maryland are in the midst of a giant world tour, which tonight will stop at Glasgow’s 02 Academy.

Credit: Tom Hines

Credit: Tom Hines

Tasty new single ‘Cave’ has just been released online, drawing even more excitement towards their fifth studio album.

The new video stars American sign language interpreter Jonathan Lamberton signing the lyrics with a black backdrop. Sit back, relax and enjoy this one.

Catch Future Islands on tour now, their live show is the stuff of legends with Samuel T. Herring’s dance moves and erratic pig squeals. The tour dates are:


24 Glasgow BBC 6 Music Festival – 02 Academy with Goldfrapp, Sparks.

27 Glasgow The Barrowlands
28 Leeds Stylus
29 Liverpool O2 Academy
30 Brighton Dome

2 Nottingham Rock City
3 Bristol O2 Academy

Tickets are on sale now, and the new album ‘The Far Field’ is set for release on 4th April through 4AD.

‘Seasons (Waiting On You’) Live on Jools Holland.

Photo by Stuart Simpson.

Rare Trade Records – BAND OF THE WEEK! #1 VUKOVI

Vukovi are a Scottish pop rock band from Kilwinning and Troon (neighbours to us at Rare Trade!). The band consists of Janine Shilstone, Hamish Reilly, Jason Trotter, and Colin Irving. Combining a tasty balance of catchy pop, and jaggy guitar riffs, the debut on LAB Records (Fort Hope / Eve Belle) will leave you itching for more! We urge you to take a listen, and get along to one of the tour dates below.

Mar 14 – The Louisiana, Bristol

Mar 16 – Boston Music Room, Tufnell Park, London

March 18 – Rock City, Nottingham

March 19 – Tunnels, Aberdeen

July 7 – 2000 Trees Festival, Manchester

July 21 – Truck Festival, Stevenson

July 28 – Y Not Festival, Pikehall

Rare Trade’s recommend track is ‘La Di Da’.

Visit Rare Trade Records now on 34 Abbey Green, Kilwinning KA13 6AZ.