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The Twilight Sad / People, Places, Maps / Astrid & Quinn

By • Feb 15th, 2012 • Category: Gig review, gig reviews (Scottish)

The Jam Jar (situated upstairs from Sinky’s), is Dunfermline’s newest gig venue, with apparent lofty ambitions judging by the eclectic mix of comedy & music it’s booked in its nascent period



Little Kicks

By • Nov 28th, 2011 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

With a self-released, acclaimed album already under their belt, the Aberdonian quintet have made great strides since the release of Boxing Clever in 09;



Found / Martin John Henry / Man Without Machine / The Strangers Almanac

By • Oct 2nd, 2011 • Category: Gig review, gig reviews (Scottish)

My first impressions of Dundee’s Dexters Bar is a dark but anything but dingy venue, incorporating impeccable sound with a well light & laid out stage



The Fruit Tree Foundation

By • Sep 6th, 2011 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

With one in four of us thought to be affected with mental health issues at some point in our life; and a seemingly inherent perceived historical relationship between the creation of great art, tempered with the image of the ever troubled artists & tortured souls



Eagleowl / The Scottish Enlightenment / Silver Fox

By • Jun 20th, 2011 • Category: Gig review, gig reviews (Scottish)

I’m embarrassed to say, this is the first of me venturing on the comparably short journey from Fife to the ‘burgh, to experience the now established and highly respected Limbo at The Voodoo Rooms; with an assured quality controlled and consistent line-up



Fence Collective Night

By • Jul 22nd, 2010 • Category: Gig review

Tonight’s Tigerfest – Carnegie Hall showcase; follows neatly on from last night’s Focus on Fife 2010 line-up



The Vaselines

By • Jul 18th, 2010 • Category: Feature, leader

As the Vaselines reconvene with their ridiculously long-awaited second album ‘Sex With an X’ (20 years in the making); rekindling their preoccupations with sex and religion



The Phantom Band

By • Jan 23rd, 2010 • Category: Feature

The Phantom Band were kind enough to take time out (in-between loading the tour van and catching their breath), after their barnstorming set at Fat Sam’s supporting Frightened Rabbit, to speak to me about their relationship with Chemikal Underground, the groups dynamic, their inspirations



Broken Records

By • Jan 9th, 2010 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

In their formative stages Broken Records racked up an impressive following, with their formidable live reputation preceding them



Frightened Rabbit / The Phantom Band

By • Dec 30th, 2009 • Category: Gig review, gig reviews (Scottish)

It’s testament to how the stock of these two outstanding acts continue to rise, as the ticket demand for tonight show has reached near fever pitch