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Taylor Swift

By • Aug 2nd, 2020 • Category: Album review

Last week, an unsuspecting section of the music listening public

Jonny B Grey

By • May 11th, 2019 • Category: Feature, leader

It seems more than a little surreal to be sitting in a Philadelphia coffee shop as I write this one year on.

Frightened Rabbit first review

By • May 11th, 2019 • Category: draft

Frightened Rabbit first interview

By • May 15th, 2018 • Category: draft


By • Aug 12th, 2010 • Category: Gig review

As the lights dim, and the torch flashes from stage to sound desk, I can honestly say I have not been this excited about a gig in Edinburgh for a long while.

Shonen Knife

By • Jun 17th, 2010 • Category: Album review

Recently chosen by Matt Groening to play at his All Tomorrows Parties event, Japanese pop punk legends Shonen Knife have finally released their 2009 album ‘Super Group’ in the UK

The Scottish Enlightenment

By • Jun 17th, 2010 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

Having arrived on the Scottish music scene in 2007 with the excellent single ‘Eyes’ The Scottish Enlightenment have since undertaken somewhat of a hiatus

The National

By • Jun 17th, 2010 • Category: Album review

To some, High Violet may be considered the “difficult second album” by US troubadours The National as the 2007 album Boxer was most people’s introduction to this sublime band (this writer included).

Lost Boy! AKA Jim Kerr

By • Jun 17th, 2010 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

As a closet fan of Simple Minds I was expecting a departure of sorts from Jim Kerr on this side project.

Local Natives

By • Mar 22nd, 2010 • Category: Feature

Almost a year ago today, like many music fans around the world I was eagerly anticipating the annual SXSW festival and what new delights it would serve up for the ears.