Edinburgh Picture House

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. more… “Doves”

Shonen Knife

Super Group

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 more… “Shonen Knife”

The National

High Violet

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). more… “The National”

Local Natives

unknown pleasures

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. more… “Local Natives”