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By • Feb 27th, 2019 • Category: features, leader

‘This Is Fake DIY’ – less a tune from 90s popsters bis and more of a manifesto. Now they’re back and while still doing it themselves, they have a little help. Thanks to a chance meeting with a local record label, ‘Slight Disconnects’, the trio’s first new recording since 2003, will appear on Last Night […]

The Dark Carnival

By • Feb 23rd, 2019 • Category: gig reviews, gig reviews (Scottish)

Life may be a cabaret, but death?

Strike The Colours

By • Feb 22nd, 2019 • Category: features, leader

They do say that good things come to those that wait. In which case, the new album from Strike The Colours is as expected

North Atlantic Oscillation

By • Feb 15th, 2019 • Category: features, leader

With a name like North Atlantic Oscillation, Sam Healy’s band seem unlikely to be pushing Ed Sheeran-style acoustic pop into the charts.

Malcolm Middleton’s living the Fife life

By • Feb 8th, 2019 • Category: features, leader

My call takes Malcolm Middleton by surprise – he’s engrossed, selecting Hallowe’en costumes.

Port Sulphur / Gareth Sager and the Hungry Ghosts

By • Feb 8th, 2019 • Category: gig reviews, gig reviews (Scottish)

It’s billed as a celebration – of 25 years of one of Glasgow’s most enduring record labels

The Twilight Sad

By • Feb 1st, 2019 • Category: features, leader

Never meet your heroes, they say. But try telling that to The Twilight Sad‘s James Graham.

Henry & Fleetwood / Roxanne de Bastion / Annie Booth

By • Jan 31st, 2019 • Category: gig reviews, gig reviews (Scottish)

It’s a celebration of Celtic music of course, but opener Annie Booth isn’t in a party mood.

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,