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Album review Scottish albums

Arab Strap

In 1996, an unlikely pair from Falkirk released an album of songs about life, the absence of love and scraping by.

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Gig review gig reviews (Scottish)

Electric Frog

Electric Frog has become a Glasgow staple, bringing an eclectic mix of music and artists to the newly refurb’d SWG3

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Album review Scottish albums

Spare Snare

This is the tenth album from Dundonian indie-rocksters Spare Snare, a band 21 years young

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Album review Scottish albums

Sparrow and the Workshop

The first time I saw them, they were stalking across a blustery field near Oban, backstage at Dunstaffnage festival

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Album review Scottish albums

Scunner

Ah, Scunner! A more crazy conundrum of collective consciousness has never darkened the cabariot streets of this humdrum city.

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Album review Scottish albums

Rick Redbeard

This reviewer feels slightly sad and nostalgic sitting listening to the treat of Redbeard’s album spilling digitally from the laptop.

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Gig review

Therapy?

As Andy Cairns and his gang troop onto the stage, resplendent in kilts (“Happy f**kin’ St Andrew’s Day!”), it’s a strange wash of nostalgia and tremulous excitement which mingles with the sweat and beer.

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Single review

Blood Red Shoes

This is visceral, almost a lament, the two-piece creating layers of blood-rich warmth in the duelling vocals

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Album review Scottish albums

Universal You

This is quite harmless nineties Euro-rock, and as such becomes palatable background music.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

Mummy Short Arms

Two tracks from Glasgow’s Mummy Short Arms, the oddly monikered gang of surrealists.