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Ministry of De-fence

By • Nov 6th, 2014 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

De-fence are a collective who’ve had everyone from King Creosote to Found via Steve Mason and Malcolm Middleton in their ranks.



Conquering Animal Sound

By • Nov 5th, 2014 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

Apparently – I’ve been doing my background reading – Anneke Kampman doesn’t like being compared to Bjork.



The Bucky Rage

By • Nov 4th, 2014 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

If the intention was to portray the band as light-hearted shock-schlockers the Glasgow four-piece’s mission is well and truly accomplished before the CD case is even opened



A Small Glass Ghost

By • Apr 3rd, 2014 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

First, introductions. A Small Glass Ghost is the latest nom-de-plume of one Alex Botten, who indie music aficionados may know as a member of Thee Moths, or Magnetic North Pole, or Lipsick, or Neurola, or DJ Homer… the list goes on. The musica; genres covered is as wide-ranging as the aliases – starting back with […]



How To Swim

By • Mar 21st, 2014 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

Life. Funny old thing.



Jazzateers

By • Jan 7th, 2014 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

Jazzateers are probably a band deserving of the much-over-used epithet “seminal”.



Ice Cream Mission To Mars

By • Dec 19th, 2013 • Category: Album review

Anyone who’s heard former Mercury Rev frontman Dave Barker’s new project Variety Lights would have been surprised, one might imagine



Tal National

By • Dec 17th, 2013 • Category: Album review

If you ever listened to John Peel or moreso Andy Kershaw late at night then you’d have heard something a wee bit like this emanating from beneath the torchlit bedcovers. Tal National are from Africa – Niger to be precise – but the point is that to Western ears they’re lyrically incomprehensible, meaning that it’s […]



Reverse Cowgirls

By • Dec 10th, 2013 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

It’s not possible for an inanimate object to have emotion – is it?



Various Artists

By • Oct 1st, 2012 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

Album reviews are in a way, pretty straightforward – unless they’re compilations, when you have by some unwritten rule to mention every band individually.