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Albums of the Year 2018

By • Jan 18th, 2019 • Category: features

We’ve passed the halfway point in January, so what better time to look back to 2018

Spare Snare / De Rosa / Broken Chanter

By • Jan 6th, 2019 • Category: gig reviews, gig reviews (Scottish)

If you were to select the best of Scottish indie pop, one decade at a time, you’d probably not do so in reverse chronological order,

Karine Polwart

By • Nov 29th, 2018 • Category: features, leader

Sometimes, the life of a musician on tour is seen as a exotic one.

Bill Wells

By • Nov 22nd, 2018 • Category: features, leader

Any other Scottish act releasing a new album on a Tallinn-based record label would turn heads.

Ian Donaldson

By • Nov 11th, 2018 • Category: features, leader

The 1980s, it seems, are back in fashion. Well, if they ever were in fashion. But among the poodle perms and bad trousers was something of a Scottish invasion on the charts.

Kathryn Joseph

By • Nov 10th, 2018 • Category: features, leader

It’s music awards season, and if it was the Mercurys we’d be hard pushed to get time for chat with a former winner.


By • Nov 8th, 2018 • Category: long players, Scottish albums

‘Dream pop’ is this quartet’s self-imposed genre, and for once the description couldn’t be more apt.

The Twistettes

By • Nov 2nd, 2018 • Category: features, leader

Rock is littered with tales of sibling rivalry – from the Gallaghers to the Kinks, the closest of family relationships can become strained when together put in a tourbus.

The Lovely Eggs

By • Oct 21st, 2018 • Category: gig reviews

Edinburgh’s Bongo Club – wherever it’s based, now onto its fourth home in around 10 years – has always been more than a gig venue.

Mull Historical Society

By • Sep 22nd, 2018 • Category: gig reviews, gig reviews (Scottish)

“This is what I call an album launch party!” exclaims Colin Macintyre