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North Atlantic Oscillation

The appliance of science (with Sam Healy)

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

Living the Fife life (in Anstruther)

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



The Twilight Sad

Cure tour is a real tonic (with James Graham)

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



Albums of the Year 2018

poll results (as voted by is this music? writers)

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



Karine Polwart

Tabling a political motion (and talking Trump)

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



Bill Wells

Baltic beats (and all that jazz)

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



Ian Donaldson

Looking to the stars - again (with the former H2O singer)

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

waking up ( to a new challenge)

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.



The Twistettes

Sisters doing it themselves (with Jo and Nicky D'arc)

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 Nightingales

Back on song again (with Robert Lloyd)

With a new album and extensive tour schedule underway, Nightingales frontman Robert Lloyd very generously took a few minutes to speak about their current activities with ITM?