Sunday, 27 November 2011


This website is shit. True story. 

So we're (Steven Walker you genius you) building a fucking new one and it's going to be awesome.

This will be the last post ever on this site.

So The Trip DJ set down at The Barrels on 17th Dec will also class as our new website launch. Come along, it'll be a grand ol' time.

See you in the future.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Roy's Iron DNA - Aliens E.P.

Roy's Iron DNA - The Aliens E.P. by Travelled music

At last! Roy's Iron DNA return, with the Aliens E.P. And quite frankly it's fucking amazing. If you seen them live at one of their few shows over the summer you'll recognise the original mix from their set. 

If that's not enough for you, there's 4 remixes to go with it. One from Scottish electronica pioneers Keser (Alextronic Records), and another from Canadian outfit Dave Foster aka Huren (ex Junior Boys). 

Check the E.P. out on Travelled Music's sound cloud. Check out RIDNA launching the E.P. this saturday at The Electric Circus in Edinburgh. I shall see you there, I can't wait.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Espionage Of The Loc at Glasgow King Tut's

This was written by one of our contributors for The Berwick Advertiser. The dickheads didn't print it. There was some stupid shit in it's place. So here it is...

Turns out they did print it. Just a week late...

I couldn't write this review without telling you all about the amazing value of the full package for anyone going up to Glasgow on the bus. £12 for entry to the gig, bus there and back and a copy of Espionage Of The Loc's newest and best recording to date, the It's All To Come E.P. Amazing. Mind blowing. Even without the gig entry you could've had a good night... But all those who missed the gig, missed out on a pretty special occasion it must be said.

Espionage were supposed to be on first, but when Farewell Singapore turned up and had barely sold a single ticket it simply wouldn't be fair on the Berwickers for that still to be the case. So, promoted to second support act, the nights off to a good start for the boys. Farewell Singapore come on, look and sound like Paramore for a bit. Then go off...

Enter Espionage Of The Loc. Their usual friendly banter that seems to be so much more appreciated up there. Maybe the Glaswegians aren't used to it? The place definitely lifted as soon as EOTL took to the stage anyway. Title track from the new E.P. 'It's All To Come' is first. Straight away you can see they're on form and have obviously stuck to their two (at a time) pint rule...

The brilliant 'As The Sun Rises' and 'The Chase' follow. Those in the crowd that are hearing the songs for the first time seem to be dancing and enjoying it as much as the troop of support that arrived from Berwick. It's interesting to see the reaction from these people who have never seen the band before. It all seems to be positive, and Brendan and Co. are really feeding off that and getting more & more into it as the set goes on. Even the security stage side is tapping his feet and bobbing his head. In my many, many years of going to gigs (no more than five...) I'd always say that's a good sign.

At this point, the new and fifth member of the band, Ali Carruthers, jumps on stage. It's only her and the rest of the bands second gig as a five piece, but you'd never notice. So with the addition of sax and keys, there's a whole new layer of sound for the last four songs. 'Cool Dance Man' speeds up the pace and then 'Something Else' brings it back down but really shows the level of musicianship these lot are capable of. It's not all just fun and games you know... We're even treated to some top notch shape throwing from Brendan, Xennon and Liam during penultimate track 'Carrys Her'. There are comedic style boos and sighs as Brendan announces they've only got one song left. As comedic as they sound, it's pretty obvious the crown don't actually want them to leave. 'A Place I Don't Want To Be' wraps up the set perfectly, and the five vacate the stage, allowing Sonic Boom Six to finish the night.

It turned out Espionage only sold five less tickets than the headliners before the night. A successful trip then, lets hope something similar happens in the not too distant future...

A stunning time-lapse of Iceland’s nightless summer

Midnight Sun | Iceland from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo.

What you're seeing here is the photographic time-lapse of the Arctic summer as photographed in Iceland this past June.
During this period, the sun never entirely sets, leaving the northern climes in a state of hazy golden weirdness in the day's wee hours. Explains the photographer at SCIENTIFANTASTIC:
"Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night, as can be seen in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video.
During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of "Golden light". Once the sun had set it wouldn't even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don't start to reappear until August."
Check out this time-lapse of the days leading up to the Midnight Sun in Norway too.


Monday, 31 October 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011


Remember the 7th April 2011? We do, it was the day The Trip magazine predicted The Stone Roses reunion... check for yourself then.

So now, we are happy to announce that Noel Gallagher will 100%, for sure, definitely (maybe), be supporting The Stone Roses at their reunion gis at Hyde Park in June.

On stage at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh last night, Gallagher dropped several hints that he would be the man to fill the support slot for the three massive Manchester gigs. Early on in the night, he said "Who got tickets for The Roses then? I hope you did, i'll be seeing you there". He went on to name drop the recently reunited Mancunians several times throughout the night, and left the stage saying "Well I'll see you in Manchester for The Stone Roses gigs then". Speculation was already rife, but The Trip is happy to announce it as official...

Gallagher's debut album with The High Flying Birds is availiable now, and he's just announced an arena tour of The UK.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Ben Howard 'Every Kingdom'

Ben Howard is nice isn't he. His music is really nice. And by the sounds of this interview he's a nice bloke too. You can grab his debut album 'Every Kingdom' right now. Go on, right now. It really is worth it folks. Go out to the shops and get it too, the packaging is also rather nice. 'The Wolves' is one of our favourites from the album...

Alan Thompson from our friends at Travelled Music had a wee chat with the man himself...

Hi Ben, your debut album 'Every Kingdom' has just been released through Island Records, charting at Number 7. You are currently on a sold out tour of the UK. Congratulations! Would you describe this as an overnight success or a hard-fought victory?
Thank you! It's been a long trip and there's definitely been a lot of hard work put in so it hasn't been overnight but it's never felt like a battle. The whole thing's been such a mad experience for all of us and we've come across a hell of a lot of good people since the beginning. Yeah, number seven is a bit out of the blue though!
Your tour takes you you to Newcastle on Saturday 29th October before crossing the border into Scotland (passed Berwick upon Tweed) to play Aberdeen (Sunday 30th) and Glasgow (Monday 31st). For any of our readers that may have a ticket, what can we expect from the show?
The shows become a real mix up of tunes, it often depends on how we're feeling. Sometimes there's a few more quiet ones and it gets quite intense but there's always some solid upbeat tunes nearer the end.
Bob Dylan has been mentioned as an influence on your music. Mr. Dylan is still touring the world at age 70. Struggling to play guitar due to arthritis and unable to hit the high notes. Would you like to be on the road, playing shows when you are able to claim a pension?
The road gets pretty addictive, you never know really. I'd like to think i'd be travelling some remote places trying to stay by the sea, i'll always play music but i doubt i'll still subject people to it when i'm old. I remember seeing John Martyn play before he died and that was just depressing.
Can you tell us about any other musical influences or people that have influenced your life? If you and your music could influence a new generation what kind of effect would you like to have on the world?
I've always been influenced by passionate people, Richie Havens and John Martyn have always had a heavy hold on me. I don't know if i'd like to be looked up to too much, i love the idea that music can really mould your memories and can really become a time and a place, if the music can become part of good memories for others then that's an impact i'd be really happy with.
The Trip Magazine is based in the small coastal town of Berwick upon Tweed in the North East of England. Is it true that you started your musical career in Falmouth, a small coastal town in the South West of England? What advice would you give any musicians trying to break out of a small town?
Yeah i studied in Falmouth and that's when i started playing open mics and small gigs. I think the best advice is just to get out there and play, coming out of a small town you've got to travel, you've got to do your time in all the shitty London pubs and you've got to have the right attitude. Never play music in order to 'make it', you play all those crazy open mics and backward places because it's a wild time and you'll always enjoy it.
You champion 'Surfers Against Sewage' on your website and have a strong fanbase in the UK surf scene. have you ever surfed at Coldingham Bay near Berwick? Where is your favourite place to surf?
Surfers Against Sewage are legends, i've got a lot of time for those guys and their constant campaigning. No i've never surfer Coldingham, i've surfed South of there and it's a great part of the world for waves and people. I've got a few favourite coves down in the South West, there's a little spot right by a golf course that'll always have a special place in my heart!