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Ragweed

By • Jul 10th, 2014 • Category: Album review

With a genre aptly titled sludge rock, expectations are never really going to be high.



Foreign Skies

By • Jun 18th, 2014 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

The city of Glasgow is an underappreciated hub of rock and roll. One look down the list of hard rock giants that have a connection to the city reads like a venerable who’s who of rock goodness. Primal Scream, AC/DC and the ever-resilient Nazareth are still ploughing away, fans all over the world. While other […]



Deathcats

By • May 31st, 2014 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

At what point does imitation stop being flattering? It’s a question that’s plagued certain bands and artists for decades. Indeed, for some it never leaves them, hanging over their whole careers.



Friends in America

By • May 30th, 2014 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

Scotland feels like a bubbling pit of indie talent right now. Perhaps it’s the history, the political flux or just the bad weather but there are lots and lots of young artists who are ploughing the same field.



Matt Norris & The Moon

By • May 30th, 2014 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

There aren’t enough upbeat, happy songs anymore. In a time that’s dominated by the melancholic and deliberately down, music has arguably lost a little of its charm.



The Beautiful Sleazy

By • May 2nd, 2014 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

There’s something indefatigably sexy about rock and roll. Maybe it’s the swagger, the confidence, the sheer contempt for the rules.



Daniel Meade

By • Apr 17th, 2014 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

Glasgow is famous for a lot of things. The Clyde, the Hydro, Buchanan Street bus station.



Universal Thee

By • Apr 17th, 2014 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

What ever happened to the big-sounding indie band? There seemed to be a lot of groups riding the Kasabian wave with their massive guitar sound and slamming percussion.



Holy Mountain

By • Mar 27th, 2014 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

Hard rock should be like Ronseal. The name says it all, it should be hard, solid and pack a meaty punch that makes the listener feel like they’ve gone fifteen rounds with Mike Tyson.



The Voluntary Butler Scheme

By • Mar 22nd, 2014 • Category: Single review

Sometimes, all you want to hear is a bit of sunshine. And as the upbeat, playful single goes, there’s a dire shortage in the charts and beyond at the moment. Hoping to change all that are The Voluntary Butler Scheme (TVBS) with their new release ‘Honey in the Gravel Mixture.’ Cheery, brimming with positivity and […]