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The McCarrons

Production values (Questions by Mark Rodwell)

Up and coming: The McCarrons

Pirate Sons

Dead men tell tall tales (Q&A with Eton Mess)

A quickie with a Dirty Dirty Rascal; finding time to pin this man down is a killer

Go On, Do It, Jump

Leap of faith (questions by Kate Walker)

Dave Thompson from Oxford-based newbies Go On, Do It, Jump – or GODIJ as they’re in no doubt to become known – takes a break from making sweet, sweet music

United Fruit

No place like home (in conversation with Chris Kelso)

Glasgow four-piece United Fruit have been gathering something of a reputation for visceral, guitar-driven performances – though unusually on record they show as much of that hard-biting energy as they do live.


an unsigned roundup (with Miles O'Toole)

A bit of a roundup of demos, and what look a bit like demos but aren’t

Rachel Sermanni

A northern light (with Fraser Doig)

There’s a lot of things I find adorable in this world… puppies, spring flowers, the sight of Martin Hardie heading home the winner in injury time

Roads To Siam

5 questions (...)

Usually our ‘up-and-coming’ section features some fresh-faced act, new to the big bad world of music and hoping to make some waves in the biz that is show.

Admiral Fallow

Ten questions (with Joe Rattray)

When you are on friendly terms with up-and-coming musicians who actually talk to you online from time to time, then the opportunity to interview these lovely people becomes a natural occurrence.

Thirty Pounds of Bone

a life on the ocean wave... (five questions with Jonny Lamb)

First impressions often prove right. So the distinct nautical air that Thirty Pounds of Bone’s music exudes is confirmed in a chat with the Shetland-originated act.

Penguins Kill Polar Bears

Six questions (posed by Emma Parks)

There are some bands that you can’t bring yourself to like. Some you think “what is all the fuss all about?”. Some bands don’t have what it takes and still get all the success. But this band, Penguins Kill Polar Bears, can wipe the floor with all of them.