Category Archives: live review

GoldMold presents Lovers Turn to Monsters, Sawlung (split EP launch) at Bloc, 13/3/17

Four-piece Sawlung seem to have an intricate understanding of the basis of emo music garnered the hard way. Their complicated music is heavily relatable and exceptionally gripping, with unapologetically raw vocals from Wull Swales. Kenni Campbell plays the guitar vivaciously and veraciously with the intensity and passion that make him one of my favourite guitarists in Glasgow; … Continue Reading ››

FUZZKILL presents Shredd (single launch), Fruit Tones (EP launch), Breakfast MUFF, Savage Mansion at The Old Hairdressers, 8/4/17

Savage Mansion break into a dreamy and familiar seeming song, reeking of various decades past but brought up to speed with their lively, contemporary approach; consistent but ever-changing, familiar but novel. This dichotomy between new and old is mirrored by nothing better than the facial hair from … Continue Reading ››

François and the Atlas Mountains, Spinning Coin at Mono, 30/3/17

François and the Atlas Mountains open with a clutch of songs from brilliant new record Solide Mirage, including ‘Tendre Est l’Âme’ and the gorgeous calypso lilt ‘Apocalypse à Ipsos’, each of which turns on a variation of a single groove; peaking and dipping like a gentle wave. The highlife-inflected ‘Grand Dérèglement’ is an early standout; a joyous, … Continue Reading ››

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival with Father John Misty, The Wedding Present at Tramway, 26/3/17

Taking place on the final day of the BBC 6 Music Festival, the Sunday afternoon sun-soaked crowd is in good spirits despite the heavy weekend. Tramway holds host to the festival's daytime activities, working as a record and craft fair as well as a platform for BBC Radio DJs to host their shows live on air. Continue Reading ››