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Spare Snare

By • Sep 6th, 2017 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

“Yet do much less – so much less!


By • May 7th, 2017 • Category: Feature, leader

It seemed a low-key return to gigging, playing two nights in a small basement venue in their home city but after the sad passing of their manager


By • Apr 26th, 2017 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

I will lay my cards straight down on the table, no bluffing, but I’m a fan of Wozniak.

Jeffrey Lewis

By • Aug 19th, 2016 • Category: Feature, leader

Jeffrey Lewis’s biography describes him as leading a double (or even triple) life as a both a comic book writer and artist as well as a musician and performer

The Creeping Ivies

By • Sep 6th, 2015 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

After a relatively quiet period it is a cause for celebration to have some new recordings by The Creeping Ivies and this new E.P. gives plenty to celebrate


By • May 22nd, 2015 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

In my mind there are two kinds of people who play music, who create art. There are those who are compelled to do it, who feel the overwhelming urge to create something, to make a statement.

The June Brides

By • Nov 27th, 2013 • Category: Feature, leader

The June Brides initially existed for such a very short period between 1983 and 1986 but achieved a great deal in that initial burst of activity.

The Creeping Ivies

By • Feb 22nd, 2013 • Category: Feature, leader

It’s been a heady few months for Dundee duo The Creeping Ivies …

Man Without Machines

By • Aug 13th, 2012 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

It felt so nice finally getting my grubby hands on a copy of this 7” single after witnessing Man Without Machines’ triumphant return

Paul Vickers and Friends

By • Aug 10th, 2012 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

Who and what is Paul Vickers? Sometime Dawn Of The Replicant and frontperson with the Leg? Oddball story teller as Mr. Twonky?