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Randolph’s Leap

By • Feb 12th, 2021 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

No matter how good the solo shows and the solo recordings are I’ve always felt that Randolph’s Leap songs are heard to best effect in the context of the full eight-piece band.



Spare Snare

By • Jan 23rd, 2021 • Category: Feature, leader

Dundee lo-fi legends Spare Snare are about to release a handsome boxset containing all their BBC sessions – to date.



De Rosa

By • Dec 7th, 2019 • Category: Feature, leader

2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the release of De Rosa’s ‘Prevention’



Bdy_Prts

By • Nov 26th, 2017 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

Duo Jill O’Sullivan (Sparrow & The Workshop) and Jenny Reeve (Strike the Colours) have been performing as BDY_PRTS around Scotland for at least 5 years now.



The Blue Aeroplanes

By • Jan 29th, 2017 • Category: Feature, leader

“Are they still going?” A not uncommon response when I mentioned that I was going to see the Blue Aeroplanes recently.



Lomond Campbell

By • Dec 3rd, 2016 • Category: Feature, leader

Hot on the heels of FOUND’S fifth album ‘Terra Nova’ (released in July on Chemikal Underground) front man Ziggy Campbell is about to release his first album under his Lomond Campbell guise.



Stoor

By • Oct 27th, 2016 • Category: Feature, leader

For a band that’s been around for more than 20 years Dundee quartet STOOR have maintained a steadfastly low profile for much of that time.



The Chills

By • Oct 11th, 2016 • Category: Album review

Just re-released on Flying Nun, ’Kaleidoscope World’ is the Chills album that just keeps on expanding.



Kid Canaveral

By • Sep 20th, 2016 • Category: Feature, leader

For a band who started off with a happy go lucky indie pop image, Kid Canaveral have travelled quite a distance in a relatively short time.



The Chills

By • Sep 7th, 2016 • Category: Album review

Just re-released on Flying Nun, ’Kaleidoscope World’ is the Chills album that just keeps on expanding.