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By • Dec 8th, 2007 • Category: Feature

Mention Mogwai to any discerning music fan and a slow smile will creep across their face. For over ten years the Bellshill boys have slain audiences across the world with their brand of post-rock, by turns visceral and beautiful they have remained critical darlings for over a decade.



Dundee – City of Discovery

By • Dec 8th, 2007 • Category: Feature

Once Dundee was famous for producing jute, jam and journalism – now it seems it principle claims to fame are producing computer games, music magazines and kick-ass alternative music. The city that brought you Lemmings, Grand Theft Auto and Clash Magazine is currently in the throes of a musical revolution.



Captain Face

By • Nov 12th, 2007 • Category: Single review

From the ever-creative loins of Fat Hippy come these Aberdeenshire funk-indie wannabes, who will be sure to divide audiences down the middle.



Ruth Theodore

By • Nov 12th, 2007 • Category: Album review

Another day, another lovelorn chanteusse. Signed to the eco-friendly River Rat Records (all releases use recycled card doncha-know?) Theodore strums a mean six string.



The Rumble Strips

By • Nov 12th, 2007 • Category: Album review

Honestly, it’s enough to make grown men weep. The long-promised indie revival looks as if it will fizzle out in a hail of skinny jeans and skinny riffs.



Jinn

By • Oct 21st, 2007 • Category: Album review

I often wonder what draws people to the more abrasive side of metal, and after hearing this I will continue to wonder.



Off The Radar

By • Oct 21st, 2007 • Category: Single review

Oxfordshire trio with a Scottish connection: this was recorded in Perthshire by Robin Evans (he who viewed the View before anyone else did).



Gravenhurst

By • Oct 21st, 2007 • Category: Single review

What with nu-rave turning the nations limbs into an assortment of neon spandex, it stands to reason that once we all come down from that nostalgic hit of ecstasy



Various Artists

By • Oct 21st, 2007 • Category: Album review

Musical revolutions often come from the most unlikely of places. I mean, who would have thought that four lads from Liverpool would change the world?



Robert Wyatt

By • Oct 21st, 2007 • Category: Album review

To his followers, the phrase “new Robert Wyatt album” has the same halo of excitement as the phrase “James McFadden from forty yards” has to the average Scotsman.