With the likes of DF Concerts monopolising the Glasgow concert scene and even Bloc getting a lick of paint, those who like their gigs rough and ready are being pushed ever further underground. Fortunately for such hardy characters, there are still a handful of places in the city, like The Old Hairdressers, whose gig venue is, … Continue Reading ››
Halfrican are a riotous and raucous Glaswegian punk band fond of larking around in shorts and ripping through the Bay City Rollers’ ‘Shang-A-Lang’ like it’s a car they just stole and intend to crash in a ball of flames. After a couple of years on the Glasgow underground scene the double A-side ‘Life is Hard/He’s Around’ … Continue Reading ››
Glasgow's best band with matching shorts released their double A-side 'Life Is Hard/He's Around today on El Rancho Records and we've got a wee premiere the new track for the former track. Check it out, it's a pre sneery, evil effort.
The longlist for The Blog Sound of 2015 was announced this morning and two acts from north of the border have made the list, both from Glasgow, in Halfrican and Prides which was picked from 62 music sites UK wide, include ravechild. The Blog Sound of 2015 poll aims to showcase some of the best new … Continue Reading ››
Halloween is an intreguing time of year to see live music and always seems to bring the best out in a live show, so the MILK girls have made a return to bring us one more of what usually is their most riotous gig of the year. I’m near the back of the room as Glasgow … Continue Reading ››
Young Philadelphia are 100 riff a minute noise-mathematicians, stitching together all kinds of mismatched tempos, time signatures and dynamic shifts, yet they still know how to lock into a good groove, as songs like ‘LQDBRKFST’ show. Halfrican combine the catchiest 60s garage psych and surf licks with an impressive amount of manic punk intensity, sort of … Continue Reading ››
2013 has been the first full year that Rave Child has been running content on a regular basis so it’s only fitting that we a run a best of 2013.
Now, I appreciate I can’t listen to everything, the fact that a new … Continue Reading ››
An all local line up decked out for Halloween starts with Sharptooth – dressed as destroyed beauty queens – like the cover of Hole’s ‘Live Through This’ – diving headlong into Courtney Love’s ‘Miss World’ at the end of their spiky set. Secret Motorbikes have come as … Continue Reading ››
Tonight is somewhat of a mouth-watering occasion, with three hot local bands with their own level of plaudits supporting the infectiously fun garage rock n’ roll of King Tuff. First up are the relatively ungooogleable It Girl, who are possibly the most commercially accessible act of the … Continue Reading ››
Three things I already love about Halfrican: 1. Their name, of course! Undoubtedly conceived I imagine in a fit of weed giggles shortly before (or after) dawn in a pizza box and beer can strewn party flat. 2. The short shorts they wear on stage. 3. Their unabashed and … Continue Reading ››