King Creosote, The Boardwalk, tonight

THERE are possibly good reasons Fife-born Kenny Anderson has taken so long to figure on the radar of the wider public. One of them was his previous reluctance to travel.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 8:30 am

"Up here there isn't the competition between bands and the little scenes that you get in cities," he says. "I could never see the point in spending so much time and energy travelling far to try and impress so few people into buying my records. My career has been very slow and organic."

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He got over that, though, and with new album Bombshell it's become apparent he may need to hit the road even more often as his reputation for fringe-folk threatens to take him into the mainstream.

The album is the successor to the widely acclaimed 2005 album KC Rules OK and includes recent single You've No Clue Do You - argued by some as the best country rock highway tune the Eagles never wrote - "they couldn't have managed the Fife accent, or the lyrical puns on Cluedo."

A veteran of almost 30 albums, Anderson adds: "The idea this time around was to make the songs sound bigger and more accessible. I'm not leaving home, but I am getting out a lot more." Watch out for support act Emma Pollock pushing forthcoming single Paper & Glue.