Seated in the booth of a Subway sandwich shop, I’m talking to a mad scientist about bread. A second year chemistry student at Glasgow University, and a startling new addition to Glasgow’s music scene, Ross Clark will be opening and closing a gig at Stereo tonight, serving much like the bread of a sandwich.
On their last UK gig before they jet off to SXSW, Make Model make sure that Glasgow won’t forget about them in their absence. The motley crew of six were the highlight of the night, despite being the second act on the bill in support of Editors.
Manchester Orchestra needs to consult with their management. Whoever organised their UK tour gave them not one but two tough acts to follow when they arranged for Ross Clark and Anathallo to open.
Travis’ holiday homecoming gig was far better than anything Santa could ﬁt down the chimney. The band emerged on the Barrowlands stage to the triumphant Rocky theme song, with Fran Healy sporting the silk robe of a boxing champ. Where else could they get away with that other than Glasgow?
In the inner sanctums of the Oran Mor of Glasgow’s West End, amidst heads of wild game and portraits of stately women from an era long gone, I sat with Noah Lennox talking about fruit spread. Strawberry Jam to be precise.
An interview with a musician can go very bad, very fast. The artist can show disdain for your questions, you in general, or have more interest in consuming drugs than actually talking.
I ascended the tour bus as Stephen Fretwell was changing his trousers. Having just played the eleventh gig of his tour at The Classic Grand on Jamaica Street, he was probably looking forward to relaxing.