The words "local band" have such negative connotations, they envoke the image of a half-empty venue, populated by the band's friends, parents and girlfriends, while the guys on stage play a set consisting of five covers and one original song that … Continue Reading ››
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRcE7CnkkSM&w=376&h=285] This is my first attempt at making a mini documentary, so be kind, there are a few snags here and there but hopefully it looks ok. It's a preview of SXSW with interviews from member of both Woodenbox and French Wives conducted before they left.
Scots rockers The Twilight Sad have gained international plaudits for third album, No One Can Ever Know, which, like The Horrors’ latest time-warp record, Skying, sees the band employ heavy use of synth to blaze a trail in an entirely new musical direction. But had the … Continue Reading ››
2012: apocalypse approaching, doomsday looming... the year that Donald Macdonald and the Islands come into their own. Christ, you pick your moments boys. The band – in its various guises - has been growing steadily in popularity for the last two years. First came Donald, drunk of an … Continue Reading ››
It’s a miserable night in Glasgow when I speak with indie pop poster child Amelia Fletcher as we find ourselves sheltering from the rain in the doorway to Heavenly, an appropriate setting as the bar is named after one of Fletcher’s dearly loved bands. “It’s … Continue Reading ››
Archive Trails comes to the end of its tour this evening and finally Glasgow gets to experience this unique event. In early 2011 three artists, Aileen Campbell, Alasdair Roberts and Wounded Knee, on the invite of local promoter Tracer Trails, got access to a resource at … Continue Reading ››