Category Archives: live review

Priests, Current Affairs, Kaspar Hauser at The Hug and Pint, 22/5/17

As I descend The Hug and Pint’s staircase the volume from the basement starts to rise, Kaspar Hauser is tonight’s opening act and both them and other local act Current Affairs seem to make a huge impression on tonight’s headliner. Kaspar Hauser is a powerful force live, the trio snarl through a set of industrial post … Continue Reading ››

Homeshake, Keith Charles at CCA, 20/5/16

It’s a chilled out affair at the CCA as Montreal-based Homeshake take to the stage. The brain-child of the former guitarist for Mac DeMarco’s live band, Peter Sagar, the outfit are touring Europe following the release of their third studio album, Fresh Air, earlier this year. Following a surprising support from Keith Charles, a rapper hardly befitting … Continue Reading ››

The Great Albatross (album launch), Skinny Dipper, Fiskur at The Glad Cafe, 12/5/17

Tonight is in aid of the launch of the debut Great Albatross record Asleep in the Kaatskills on LP Records. The room is already quite full before anyone has taken the stage; there are eleven instruments up there, as many pedals and half as many amps - I’m no mathematician, but that’s a lot of stuff for … Continue Reading ››

Withered Hand, a Singer of Songs, Martha Ffion at The Hug and Pint, 7/5/17

Dan Wilson of Withered Hand is absolutely one of the most interesting songwriters around; he recently collaborated to write and record with Barcelona-based a Singer of Songs during a week at an organic farm ‘in the middle of nowhere’ near Barcelona. Over three dates in Edinburgh, Crail and Glasgow, the two launched the resulting EP Among … Continue Reading ››

Otoboke Beaver, Say Sue Me, Breakfast MUFF at CCA, 3/5/17

Allegedly this is the only time tonight’s headliners get to tour, it being Golden Week, Japan’s longest national holiday, but Otoboke Beaver are the band that will set aside these rules, these guys are destined to play much further than Japan and not just on the holiday’s from their day jobs. Glasgow’s Breakfast MUFF open proceedings … Continue Reading ››

Fazerdaze, The RPMs, Marble Gods, Joyce Delaney at The Hug and Pint, 1/5/17

The appeal of a band fresh from New Zealand and ready to start a headline tour is strong tonight and even though it’s a bank holiday the crowd bustle in from the start to enjoy a packed night of support acts. First up is Joyce Delaney, a three-piece fronted by Chrissy Barnacle on guitar and Nyla … Continue Reading ››