Kevin Quinn on the beat of the Fife music scene: Rioteers return

The Rioteers have reformed
The Rioteers have reformed

The big local music news this week is the return of Glenrothes indie-rockers the Rioteers.

After calling an end to their four years together with a typically riotous farewell gig at the Windsor in Kirkcaldy last May, the band have decided to get back together, all be it a man shorter as a three-piece. The trio will take to the stage at local music night ‘the Beatbox’, this Saturday night (19th).

The Beatbox makes a welcome return to the local live music scene this weekend, with an array of bands and DJ’s occupying two rooms, as organisers attempt to turn Glenrothes’ Royal British Legion into a city nightclub. The Beatbox has come a long way since it began over two years ago as a fortnightly free music night at the Woodside Inn. The line-up on Saturday includes bands Dave? and Tomas Bird and the Blonde Spirit, with DJ’s including Anrew Pirie, Colin Cook and Mikey Inglis, as well as Beatbox resident DJ’s Tommy Scott, Bill Anderson and Scott Fell. Organisers hope locals get involved in this big night so they can plan more big local music nights in the future.

And finally, Levenmouth rockers the Lost Generation released their excellent double A-side single this week, ‘In your Heart’/ ‘In My Heart’. Go to and

This is the first of a series of double A-side releases from the band, expected over the next wee while, all on polar opposites.

* Kevin Quinn is based at the Glenrothes Gazette