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Album review Scottish albums

The Moth and the Mirror

This is a fantastic album. Like an approaching thunder storm over the Kilpatrick Hills, every song holds an intensity, a sense of immediacy and drama, but it doesn’t come across as anything too overbearing

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Gig review

Electric Frog

A rather ominous sky welcomes revellers to the Electric Frog all-dayer down at SWG3, though the puddles forming around our ankles can’t shake the excitement building over the rather delicious live acts preparing to take to the stage.

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Gig review gig reviews (Scottish)

The Pictish Trail, James Yorkston and Lisa O’Neill

As part of the innovative Unbound series of free, unticketed shows at the Book Festival this year, it is certainly a real treat to see such established musicians for nowt.

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Album review Scottish albums

Dananananaykroyd

This is one of those moments when pressing is a scary prospect.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

Nico’s Bike

A rhythmic offering of lo-fi delights from Nico’s Bike. With ‘Sharkbait’ we dip toes into the Blondie-inspired waters

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short players (Scottish) Single review

Le Reno Amps

Apparently, God Loves a Trier – well, this is a band who have been plodding happily along for some time now, and thank goodness they’ve stuck it out, if this new EP is anything to go by.

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Gig review

Ladytron

It’s been around six years since I last saw Ladytron, and was wowed by the effortless cool they expel from every stylish pore. Their music is at once hypnotic, yet prescient, a mixture of bold statement and subtle derision.

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Gig review

Evol

Here’s a top tip: never book a gig on the same day as a major sporting event. As people gave their Saturday up for the footie, the city’s pubs and venues were noticeably devoid of punters

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Gig review gig reviews (Scottish)

Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers

The Stow College record label Electric Honey has, over the years, brought to our ears many delights from bands such as Belle and Sebastian, Wake the President, Biffy Clyro and now Woodenbox.

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Gig review

Blood Red Shoes / Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad are onstage as I arrive, an eye-pleasing three-piece from Paris, who live in London.