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Paws / Waiters / Sex Hands / Dolfinz

Song, by Toad Records has delivered a number of euphonious treats in the past, but none quite so explosive and volatile as this latest split 12”

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Rachel Sermanni

In the 12 months since I last spoke to Highland-based songstress Rachel Sermanni, her career has moved from strength to indomitable strength

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Frightened Rabbit

Buying and creating records on vinyl, as well as spending time within the sanctions of your independent record store is a rapidly dying art, but amidst the impetuous flow of mp3s and FLACs and wavs and ACCs, there remains a flickering flame determined to keep the stuttering institution alive

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The Lines

The flame first ignited by industrial, working-class artists such as The Jam and The Undertones all those years ago still burns strongly

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Withered Hand

It’s a shame that modern day folk music has been commandeered by the likes of faux-pas acts such as Mumford and Sons, Noah and the Whale et al, to such an extent that the border lines have become almost invisible between genuine folk and commercialized, marketable ‘folkLite’.

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Rachel Sermanni

There’s a lot of things I find adorable in this world… puppies, spring flowers, the sight of Martin Hardie heading home the winner in injury time

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Paws

Noise rock is noisily making a noisy resurgence, and right at the forefront of the movement, poking their scuzzy little beaks into the same cup drunk from by trend-setters Dinosaur Jr. Sonic Youth and Nirvana before them, we have three lads from Glasgow

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Gig review gig reviews (Scottish)

GoGoBot / Capitals / Withered Hand / Rachel Sermanni / Letters / Paws

In the wake of an informative, yet exhausting day at the seminar-laden Wide Days festival in Edinburgh, I donned my notebook and pen and set off into the throng

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St Deluxe

Despite its dark, brooding exterior, grunge can at times prove to be a jolly, whimsical affair, as was proved by Martin Kirwan of St Deluxe when I met up with him at Mono in Glasgow to shoot the breeze over a nice cold one.