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The Breeders

By • Oct 21st, 2017 • Category: gig reviews

Bands with a history like The Breeders, with the ons, the offs, the lineup changes and whatnot, have a habit of inspiring rather feverish anticipation

Gold Class

By • Aug 25th, 2017 • Category: long players

If you’ve ever wondered what a bit of ’80s indie mixed with a smattering of Pixies guitar would sound like, look no further.

Kamikaze Girls

By • Jun 20th, 2017 • Category: long players

Very hard record to write about, this. Not because it’s bad; it ain’t


By • May 28th, 2017 • Category: long players, Scottish albums

Any record that styles itself utterly unselfconsciously as a concept album is to be applauded royally.

Depeche Mode

By • Mar 29th, 2017 • Category: gig reviews

Well then, this could be a contentious one. One being the operative word – me.

Goldfrapp / Sparks

By • Mar 26th, 2017 • Category: gig reviews

From vaguely church-like moments to the grooviest parts of the hotter end of the afterlife, tonight takes an impressive shot at the lot.

Hexa / The Factory Photographs (David Lynch)

By • Mar 9th, 2017 • Category: gig reviews

Can a gig ever be so much like itself it’s, well, a bit of a let down?


By • Sep 19th, 2016 • Category: long players

It’s very hard to actively dislike Dodgy, very hard indeed.

Modern Studies

By • Sep 10th, 2016 • Category: long players, Scottish albums

Well, this is all very nice. Nice music for nice people. Quite interesting in its own way but overwhelmingly… nice.

The Jesus and Mary Chain

By • Sep 2nd, 2016 • Category: gig reviews, gig reviews (Scottish)

When the highlight of a night is not encountering Black Tower vin rouge in a bar for the first time in several millennia, you know you’re onto a winner.