Richie I saw them live three times total, twice at the Academy in the weeg and once in that place at the foot of Lothian Road, just down from Usher........can't remember the name of the place....... is it The Picture House?
The two Glasgow gigs were rotten, the Embra one was ok but I left thinking more about the support act, Chuck Ragan.
I put the Glasgow experiences down to the venue, until a wee while later I saw Jason Isbell tear it up there.
Thing is, I've heard many people rave about their live efforts, so maybe I've just been unlucky.
Album wise, their opening triumvirate are awesome.
IMHO Handwritten is a dog of an album, Get Hurt a bit of a Curate's Egg (personally, I'd have entitled it "Can you feel Divorce") neither of them holding a candle to Brian's solo body of work.
It was just hard to see how they could've carried on in the circumstances, sad but they've left a decent legacy of work.