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Vulture Party

Cause for celebration (with Dickson Telfer)

There’s not much to laugh about at the moment, but Dickson Telfer can still take a joke.



Colonel Mustard

Late Late Show (with John McMustard)

Col. Mustard and the Dijon 5 may be the Hardest Working Act in Showbiz.



The Valves

No pressure for Edinburgh punks' return (with Gordon Scott)

‘Punk’s not dead’ goes the old cliche, and The Valves are the latest act to be resurrected.



Spinning Coin

a long distance relationship (with Jack Mellin)

For bands from a certain era, musical reunions seem to be all the rage.



Close Lobsters

Politically correct (with Andrew Burnett)

It’s not every day you get to speak to a living legend. Although Andrew Burnett takes that accolade with a pinch of salt.



Pictish Trail

Thumbs up for going to work on Eigg (with Johnny Lynch)

Johnny Lynch apologies for his being slow to answer my phone call. “I’m just up!”



Aidan Moffat

Nocturnal emotions (and his latest Nyx Nott nom de plume)

If you purchase the new Aidan Moffat album you’re in for a surprise – there’s no sign of the former Arab Strap frontman’s dulcet tones



Yorkston Thorne Khan

Folk, jazz and electropop collide (and making an emotional connection)

It seems apt that Yorkston Thorne Khan are choosing the Celtic Connections festival to launch their third album. However, James Yorkston isn’t so sure.



Josef K

Songs for Europe (with Malcolm Ross and Paul Haig)

Nowadays, when a gig takes place, video will be on the internet within hours, warts and all.



Blue Tiles

When the machines rock (Steven McLaren on ' clash of dance, rock and electronica)

They do say the best things come to wait.