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David Holmes

Soundtracking lives (Interview)

With the exception of a few musical soundtracks, notably ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and its follow-ups, David Holmes has been quiet in recent years but this musical drought has been ended by the release of ‘The Holy Pictures.’



Glasvegas

Glasvegas (Columbia/Sony)

…And so here it comes. Possibly the most anticipated debut of the year, and one of the most anticipated debuts from Scotland ever. Unknown and unsigned a year ago, the fever of anticipation surrounding Glasvegas is such that you can already sense some people sharpening the knives, ready to cut them down to size.



Wizard festival preview/competition

(win a pair of tickets!)

A busy festival season continues with a top lineup at Wizard Festival which takes place on Fri 22nd / Sat 23rd, at the 50 acre New Deer Showground near Peterhead in Aberdeenshire.



Attic Lights competition

win exclusive 10" remixes EP (featuring Mogwai, Jim Noir, Camera Obscura and Found)

The whole world seems to be talking about Attic Lights (see previous review) with even tabloid recognition – helped in no small part by a chance meeting with David Gest followed by his, er, ‘guesting’ on a version of their new single.



Wickerman festival preview

and competition! (Dundrennan, 25th / 26th July)

With a festival every week (this is no exaggeration it’s hard to name favourites (especially when they’re running competitions with itm?) but we can say without much fear of dissent from the ranks of writers that the Wickerman festival is always at the top of our ‘to do’ list.



TV21 Dunfermline show cancelled

We’re sorry to have to announce that the TV21 / Swimmer One / Starwalkers gig at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall on Thurs 26th June has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Refunds at the point of purchase, and itm? hopes to reschedule all 3 bands on the bill for future shows.



Glasvegas tour blog

(itm?'s John Paul Mason reports from the band's tour)

Following the riotous scenes at the Ruby Lounge in Manchester that saw people literally throwing themselves at the stage in Smiths-like fan worshipping, it was back up the road to Inverness for the first dates in Scotland since the band’s signing to Columbia Records.



TV21

(back on the boards)

“Quit while you’re ahead” is the old adage and Edinburgh band TV21 took that to extremes – in 1982, 3 years after they’d formed, they came off the stage at the Edinburgh Playhouse and packed in a career which had seen them release various singles, a well-received album in ‘A Thin Red Line’ and that […]



Hey You Get Off My Pavement! competition!

(summer's nearly here)

“The village fete-ry of fun that is Hey You Get Off My Pavement! returns to the concrete of Kings Court this year (Sunday 29th June) with another dandy line up of new faces and established talent.



Kurt Cobain favourites The Vaselines to reform for Tigerfest

The Vaselines, cited by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain as one of his biggest influences, are set to get back together again as part of Tigerfest. They play Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall on May 16th on the same bill as Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and the Pearlfishers’ David Scott.