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By • Feb 23rd, 2017 • Category: Album review

Never go back, they say. However, Jason Lytle couldn’t stay away

Southern Tenant Folk Union

By • Feb 27th, 2015 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

Concept albums cover some fairly diverse subjects – Alan Parsons’ bizarre musings on sci-fi and pyramids, Willie Nelson on divorce, and Jan and Dean on, er, rain.

Scott Twynholm

By • Feb 26th, 2015 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

Taken from the soundtrack to a film that documents the life and times of Alasdair Gray, ‘A Life In Progress’, despite its filmic grounding, works – like the best literature and cinema – on several levels. Scott Twynholm has gathered together a considerable collection of musicians to score this celebration of Gray’s life, as well […]

Jonnie Common

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

There’s something oddly charming and endearing about this second long-player from the former Down The Tiny Steps man

Thurston Moore

By • Nov 6th, 2014 • Category: Album review

Of all the descriptions you might apply to Sonic Youth, “radio friendly” isn’t the first that comes to mind,

The National Jazz Trio of Scotland

By • Jan 8th, 2014 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

‘Standards’ are of course, those familiar jazz tunes you hear on adverts, sung by Sinatra soundalikes, or former boy band members.

The R.G. Morrison

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

As sometimes happens, we turn to the biography for inspiration. ‘R.G’ is a Devon record shop owner

Trips and Falls

By • Dec 18th, 2013 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

First things first… I thought this lot were Canadian but the singer’s accent, a cross between Ricky Gervais and Mumford and Sons, is quite bizarre

The Thermals

By • Sep 24th, 2013 • Category: Album review

They may have moved to Saddle Creek Records, but this flurry of high-paced, grimy pop tunes recalls the Portland trio’s time with what must be their spiritual home, Sub Pop

Mad Nurse

By • Sep 16th, 2013 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

All doom and gloom, this Glasgow three-piece make a lot of noise for their size