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A winter’s tale - swapping the Scottish east coast for Iceland (with Su Shaw)

For many Scots, winter is a reason to wrap up warm ahead of potential snowstorms and dream of next year’s summer holidays.

Future Pilot AKA

Plotting a new course (with Sushil K Dade)

For someone once signed to a major label as a bona fide pop star, Sushil Dade’s current musical activities seem somewhat unconventional.

Kettle of Kites

Asimov, Admiral Fallow, and the future... (with Tom Stearn)

The term ‘concept album’ tends to set alarm bells ringing, conjuring up visions of gatefold-sleeved prog rock epics

Randolph’s Leap

Dreaming of a green Christmas (with Adam Ross)

As a musician Adam Ross has had his fair share of reviews – mainly good ones for the songwriter behind Randolph’s Leap.

Albums of the Year 2019

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

Just in under the wire, the definitive* ‘best of’ list of albums released in the past 12 months.

Dumb Instrument

Scottishness, Doubt... and Shirley Bassey (with Tom Murray)

Nowadays, it seems you can’t hear a record on the radio without it being sung in a Scottish accent.


A sort of homecoming (Charlie Clark on finding his way back to Scotland)

Not everyone would swap the glamorous surroundings of LA for time spent between Stornoway and Glasgow, but for Charlie Clark, it’s time to come home.

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie

the return (with Martin Metcalfe)

Martin Metcalfe has, by his own admission, learned to keep his mouth shut. Not, happily, for the duration of our chat, but when in what would usually be unfamiliar territory.

De Rosa

10 years of Prevention (with Martin John Henry)

2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the release of De Rosa’s ‘Prevention’

Yip Man

Eastern promise (with Al Nero)

Getting noticed as a singer-songwriter is hard enough in your own country, but if you happen to live 6,000 miles away, launching a new album isn’t without its problems.