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short players (Scottish) Single review

Attic Lights

‘Wendy’ is a fat slice of jingle jangle pop.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

The Briganties

Berwick-Upon-Tweed five piece are direct descendents from days gone by when Britain managed to produce some of the best indie music in the world, circa Britpop era.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

How To Swim

Glasgow 11 piece How To Swim are described as being a ‘rock orchestra’, which is probably the cap that best fits.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

Errors

If like me you’re now officially sick to the back teeth of nu-rave and are yearning for something with a bit more substance to it and less day glo, then look no further than Errors.

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Album review

Jeremey Warmsley

Live, Jeremy Warmsley is a marvel and I was anxious to hear if he could capture that magic. ‘How We Became’ which follows up to his 2006 debut ‘The Art of Fiction’ is a brilliant album and with the help of producer Markus Dravs (Bjork, Arcade Fire and Brian Eno) they’ve managed to seal his […]

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Gig review

Jeremy Warmsley

The first and last time I saw Jeremy Warmsley was when I was went to see Liam Finn. I liked him but I wasn’t overly impressed. This time was different, this time I fell in love.

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Gig review gig reviews (Scottish)

Casino

Whitburn Miners Welfare was an unforeseen perfect venue for a great gig. Not unlike The Phoenix Club in Phoenix Nights, it’s all red velvet, cheap drinks, 60 year old bar staff and hilarious banter.

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Album review Scottish albums

Rags & Feathers

Tom Davis has left his garage blues Dead Fly Buchowski past behind him and found something a lot more subtle but much, much sweeter. ‘The Other Side of Morning’ is the debut album as his incarnate Rags & Feathers and proves that it was a worthwhile creative change.

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Glasvegas

I first heard Glasvegas over a year ago via Myspace and was instantly attracted to their sound. After a few messages they kindly sent me one of their demos, which I gorged over. I loved them but had difficulty seeing where they’d fit in the indie guitar ridden Glasgow music scene.

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Gig review gig reviews (Scottish)

Glasvegas

ABC2 was obviously booked for Glasvegas before their Jools Holland performance, NME front cover and Columbia swept them upwards. Ticket prices shot up on ebay to £25 to £35 but everyone knows it’s going to be the last time they’re likely to see their hometown band play a small venue in their hometown.