Louise Connell

Plus special guests


Doors 7.30pm


Louise Connell
Squall Echo Rale
9th Story NSRREV005 (CD/2LP)
Rale works: a striking new talent
Previously trading as Reviereme, Scottish singer/songwriter Louise Connell has reverted to her own name for a diverse, deep-vein double album which vaults her into contention as one of the most insightful and pertinent songsmiths, anywhere, to have emerged in recent years.
Squall Echo Rale covers a lot of bases, and bosses all of them. Accessible hits-in-waiting have hard truths nested beneath their impeccable surfaces: the cautious, incremental optimism of Careful Unplanned (“Stitched little yesses over bleeding nos”), or the barbed appraisals of Crossed The Line (“And I could have been a genius, if you’d tested me in my native tongue”). Mortality tugs at the baroque string arrangement of My Wandering Mind, while the equally elegant Shrapnel exemplifies Connell’s gift for penning succinct aphorisms which speak volumes: “We’re the darkness it takes to see the light”. This approach also informs the discreet tenderness of Ilo and We Night, the empathy that underscores the bleak No Visitors and the harrowing domestic abuse scenario of Outside.
It’s a genuinely haunting listen; not just in terms of its melodic tenacity, but also in the way Connell’s lyrics lodge in your mind for keeps.
Oregano Rathbone, Record Collector

‘Like Straw Woman, Squall Echo Rale is packed to bursting with quality songs that are instantly accessible. I did what I always do when reviewing albums. I played this through once, put it aside for a while and then played it again... The thing is I couldn't (and still can't) stop playing it. 10/10.’
Review Graveyard

‘One of Scotland’s finest songwriters, with one of the best songs of the night. One of the best lyrics I’ve heard from a Scottish artist in many a long year.’
Billy Sloan, BBC Radio Scotland

‘Evokes echoes of the hauntingly beautiful voice of Eddi Reader but what really shines through is the sheer joy that Louise Connell portrays when she is making music. The vocal delivery is flawless.’
Louder Than War

‘The rare form of artist who can blow you away with her lyrical intelligence, captivating vocal and unique delivery style’
Music News


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Regular Music Presents.......

WED 10 JUN 2020
Randy Newman
'An Evening with'
Usher Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pmCancelled
WED 17 JUN 2020
Wade Bowen
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7pm£14.50
SUN 21 JUN 2020
Shovels & Rope
The Caves , EdinburghDoors 7pm Cancelled
WED 24 JUN 2020
Old Fruitmarket, GlasgowDoors 19:00Cancelled
The Isley Brothers
You make me wanna shout!
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£60/£52.50
Tom Rush
No Support
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pmCancelled
SAT 1 AUG 2020
Stiff Little Fingers
+ special guests
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7.00pmReturns may become available
WED 9 SEP 2020
John Grant ( Now moved to the Barrowland's Glas on the 19th May)
Support Teddy Thompson
Festival Theatre, EdinburghDoors 7pm
MON 14 SEP 2020
LLoyd Cole
‘From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork’
City Halls, GlasgowDoors 7pm£28.50
TUE 15 SEP 2020
Andrew Roachford
Plus special guests
Oran Mor, Glasgow19.00£20.00
Hayseed Dixie
plus special guests
St. Lukes, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£18.50
WED 16 SEP 2020
Andrew Roachford
Plus special guests
Oran Mor, Glasgow19.00£23.00
THU 17 SEP 2020
Hayseed Dixie
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm
MON 21 SEP 2020
Loudon Wainwright III
Suzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£28.50
WED 30 SEP 2020
Graham Gouldman of 10CC & Heart full of Songs
Pleasance Theatre, EdinburghDoors 7pm£26.50
TUE 6 OCT 2020
Thea Gilmore
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7pm£20.00
SAT 17 OCT 2020
Mitchell Theatre, GlasgowDoors 7pm£26.50
THU 29 OCT 2020
Summer Camp
Stereo, Glasgow7.00 pm£15.00
MON 2 NOV 2020
Tanya Tucker
Plus special guests
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£35 / £37.50
MON 16 NOV 2020
Paul Weller
Usher Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm £45.00
Richard Marx
( A solo Night ) No Support
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pmReturns may become available
WED 18 NOV 2020
Ben Watt
Plus Keeley Forsyth
Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm £18.00
THU 19 NOV 2020
Electric Six
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm £19.00
SAT 21 NOV 2020
Van Der Graaf Generator
No support:
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£35/£30
TUE 24 NOV 2020
Scott Matthews
Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh£17.50
FRI 27 NOV 2020
Salsa Celtica
No Support
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm £20.00
TUE 8 DEC 2020
Loup GarouX
plus special guests
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£13.00
FRI 11 DEC 2020
Elephant Sessions
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm £12/£14
SAT 12 DEC 2020
China Crisis
plus special guests
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£20.00
TUE 15 DEC 2020
Ocean Colour Scene *Tuesday Show*
Plus Special Guests
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7pm£37.50
WED 16 DEC 2020
Ocean Colour Scene *Wednesday Show*
Plus Special Guests
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7pm£37.50