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Off Axis presents Bloodlines, North Atlas, Static Union at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, 27/1/18

Sneaky Pete’s plays host to the first Off Axis Scotland gig of the year with a strong rock centric line-up in the capital. Off Axis is a touring network that provides artist with gigs outside their home town with guaranteed audiences. First up is Static Union, a four-piece garage rock band from Glasgow who plays a very … Continue Reading ››

The Rebel at Broadcast, 27/1/18

Tonight, Country Teasers’ Ben Wallers performs as his esoteric alter-ego The Rebel. Since surfacing with Country Teasers back in the early 90s, The Rebel has been responsible for an array of tracks touching on the self-destructive fundamentals of mankind. His lyrics, often immersed in dark subtext and self-aware irony have been compared to the works of Chris … Continue Reading ››

LYLO (album launch), KAPUTT, Walt Disco at Stereo, 26/1/18

On this, the day their excellent second album Post Era is unveiled, LYLO perform at the launch party to celebrate its long-awaited release. The album has been three years in the making, and in this period the band have expanded in number, and in their overall sound. The production is lush, grooves flow throughout and it is … Continue Reading ››

Celtic Connections: The Deslondes at Oran Mor, 24/1/18

Glasgow’s annual Celtic Connections festival has yet again pulled out all the stops in another stellar array of the finest talents in the world to help celebrate its 25th anniversary. Amongst a raft of acts ranging through a myriad of styles and genres, the festival has developed a reputation for delivering a very strong country/Americana lineup, … Continue Reading ››

Celtic Connections: Max Richter: Three Worlds, Woolf Works at Royal Concert Hall, 23/1/18

In the same week as the 136th anniversary of the birth of Virginia Woolf, her works are remembered through three movements by Anglo-German composer Max Richter; an award winning composer of electronic music, piano concerto and film scores, Richter is an artist who seems to exist outwith the trends of time while still being seemingly … Continue Reading ››

New Years Revolution with The Ninth Wave, Das Plastixx at Tut’s, 20/1/18

Snow-related issues around the South Lanarkshire area prevent me from arriving in time to see supports Le Thug and Acrylic, however I manage to catch Das Plastixx, a four piece from Glasgow who describe themselves as employing an ‘exciting brand of psych-grunge.’ Although some hooky melodies are decipherable through waves of shoegaze-inspired noise, it is unfortunate … Continue Reading ››

New Year’s Revolution with Fauves, The Vignettes, Walt Disco, Snack Villain at Tut’s, 19/1/18

Snack Villain open the night with their bouncy riffs, as the crowd start filling up the venue they get everyone in the mood for a chilled night of partying and dancing. They fill the room with some really nice harmony work accompanying their relaxed dance vibe which … Continue Reading ››

FAT BLACK CATS, FRANKY’S EVIL PARTY, The Kidney Flowers at Broadcast, 18/1/18

The Kidney Flowers seem to have a residency at Broadcast and that may be no bad thing. Kicking off the proceedings they provided their usual tight set of punky garage blues. Held together by the strong drums of Abi and the bluesy bass guitar riffs emanating from Sean, all complemented by the abrasive, attacking guitar and vocals … Continue Reading ››