The Twilight Sad The Kilsyth post-rockers’ new album comes out next year it’s inspired by Can, and sounds like Depeche Mode, they hint, those big teases. Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Wed 16 Nov; Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Glasgow, Fri 18 Nov.

Com Truise The truly addictive synth odyssies of Seth Haley come to Scotland, after touring the States with Neon Indian and Active Child. See Profile, page 103. Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, Sat 3 Dec. (Rock & Pop) Laura Marling A hushed solo acoustic show in a cathedral from the talented folk singer, who walked away with this year’s Best Female Solo Artist Brit award. St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Mon 28 Nov. (Rock & Pop)

Arab Strap/Malcolm Middleton Arab Strap, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Thu 17 Nov; Malcolm Middleton/Human Don’t Be Angry, Electric Circus, Edinburgh, Wed 14 Dec; Oran Mor, Glasgow, Thu 15 Dec. (Rock & Pop)

DJ Shadow If, like us, you spent the 90s wearing cargo pants and listening to the sample-saturated Endtroducing, this is one to be very excited about. ABC, Glasgow, Mon 5 Dec. (Rock & Pop) The Babies Cassie from Vivian Girls, (above) with Kevin from Woods, performing as the lo-fi indie pop duo, The Babies. Supported by PAWS, Dolfinz and Water Wolves. Stereo, Glasgow, Sat 19 Nov. (Rock & Pop)

Glasgow Improviser’s Orchestra Festival IV A celebration of local and international improvisation musicians, with workshops and cross- art collaborations. CCA, Glasgow, Fri 25–Sun 27 Nov. (Jazz)

Omar Souleyman The aviator glasses, the wedding party tunes, the frantic folk-techno beats, the arms in the air it must be the return of Syria’s biggest star. Stereo, Glasgow, Thu 8 Dec. (Rock & Pop)

Thurston Moore A solo show to a seated audience from the Sonic Youth legend. Read Nicola Meighan’s feature, looking back on his career so far, on page 85. The Arches, Glasgow, Mon 28 Nov. (Rock & Pop)

Muscles of Joy An odd and alluring blend of post-punk, pop, percussion and experimental vocals from the all-female seven-piece. Read our interview at Album launch at Oran Mor, Sun 27 Nov. (Rock & Pop)

84 THE LIST 17 Nov–15 Dec 2011 EAT, SLEEP and BREATHE

We asked Jacob Graham (left), guitarist from THE DRUMS, to share his on-the- road eating habits

What time is breakfast? Whenever I wake up. Usually around 9.30 or 10am. But going through time zones can mess that up.

Tea or coffee? I’ve never really gotten into either. I do like hot chocolate though.

Smoking or non-smoking? Non.

Sweet or savoury snacks? I guess savoury, but that word creeps me out for some reason.

What food do you miss when you tour? A certain crêpe in the West Village, and the company it goes with.

Who’s the best cook you know? My dad.

What’s on your rider? Not sure exactly. Some fruit and vegetables, cold cuts, stuff like that. Socks.

Which country or city has the best food? I don’t know, cause I don’t know much about food. One time I ate dog food by accident.

Do you eat out a lot? Probably more than most.

Do you drink onstage? Sometimes! When I’m thirsty.

The Drums play the O2 ABC, Glasgow, Sat 3 Dec; HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, Sun 4 Dec.