Aberfeldy, The Long Blondes, Dananananaykroyd ,We Are The Physics, Malcolm Ross, Xvectors, Pat Nevin, Great Money Trick, Low Miffs
Spare Snare, Bright Eyes, James Yorkston, The Low Lows, Dresden Dolls, Odeon Beat Club, Desert Hearts, Hot Club De Paris, Clinic, 1990s, Le Reno Amps, King Creosote, New Order, Graham Coxon, De Rosa, Indian Summer, Sunno))), :).
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Arab Strap, Blaknoisewhitesoul, Dananananaykroyd, We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Porch Song Anthology, Scunner, Uncle Fritz, Royal Treatment Plant, Eric Euan , Laki Mera
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in issue 24 of is this music?, the last of the year, we talk to Aberfeldy about their recent trip to warmer climes as well as a chiller reception from a James Blunt audience in Stirling Castle…
plus, Sheffield’s hottest thing, this month – The Long Blondes interviewed in Glasgow…
We talk all things Scottish with Mouse Eat Mouse…
get the low-down on Dananananaykroyd’s name and their lineup changes…
We Are The Physics on the science of music…
Malcolm Ross on the 20-year span of Josef K and solo recordings….
X-vectors on their Optimo hook-up…
and we grill former post-punk footballer (and current TV pundit) Pat Nevin on his love of all musical things obscure/Obscura.
Plus, our regular features – top album reviews for Spare Snare, Bright Eyes, James Yorkston, The Low Lows, Dresden Dolls, Odeon Beat Club & Desert Hearts, and singles from Hot Club De Paris, Clinic, 1990s, Le Reno Amps… all (highly)-rated… a veritable phalanx of live reviews including King Creosote, New Order, Graham Coxon, De Rosa opening Chemikal Underground’s new recording studio… we cast a nostalgic eye over Indian Summer… and we’re in punctuation hell with Sunno))) and 🙁.
All that and our writers’ top 12 for the year, Jim Gellatly rounding up the goings-on at In The City, and the truth behind the Fratellis, in cartoon form.
And, the usual musical selection box that is the itm? FREE CD – with exclusive tracks from Arab Strap and Blaknoisewhitesoul, plus Dananananaykroyd, We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Porch Song Anthology, Scunner, Uncle Fritz, Royal Treatment Plant, Eric Euan, & Laki Mera
Now online: Page-by-page links to featured artists
Among the delights in this issue 24 of is this music?:
Paul X-vector on Glasgow’s music scene: “clubs shut at 3 am and gigs finish at 11 pm. Who wants to go home at 11?”
We Are They Physics‘ Michael M on their on-stage gimmicks: “Have you seen us? The whole act’s a gimmick.”
James on the choice of Dananananaykroyd’s debut single: “We have songs which are better than ‘Totally Bone’… That didn’t come out too well…”
Riley Briggs on Aberfeldy’s support slots with a certain chart-topper: “To get up in front of a James Blunt crowd and not be James Blunt is a bit of a crime really.”
Robyn Campbell on girls in rock: ‘The Park Attack drummer is mesmerising… sweeping her fringe out of her eyes and beating those drums to a pulp.”
And 100+ CD reviews
Calum Craig on The Matchsticks single ‘Duvet’: “Devo and Deacon Blue in a playground fight, bis after way too much tartarazine and Heaven 17 snorting sherbet fountains, the kind of music that makes writers go into cliche overdrive.”