Tolbooth’s Strange Behaviours has two-day festival returns to Stirling for a third triumphant year.
With 18 acts to choose from, the event is a musical smorgasbord with a genre to please even the pickiest of music fans.
Living up to the events name, this year’s chosen aesthetics are just that – strange; broken and decorated mannequins are … Continue Reading ››
After the roaring success of the previous two years, Tolbooth’s Strange Behaviours festival makes a welcome return to Stirling for a third year.
This mini-festival celebrating the best Scotish music has to offer, spans two nights and three different stages with an array of genres to suit anybody’s taste.
Here’s a little preview of what this festival … Continue Reading ››
’s fourth album gives further evidence as to why he is one of Scotland’s best-loved and increasingly vital artists.
Telling the Trees
sees Hubbert return to Chemikal’s Paul Savage for production duties, with whom he worked closely on 2013’s Breaks & Bone
and 2012’s SAY award-winning Thirteen Lost and Found
The latter was entirely collaborative and … Continue Reading ››
Easterhouse has a reputation as being a grim place, dogged by urban deprivation and lacking culture, however on Friday night within the stark modern walls of Platform five vibrant Scottish talents bathe this part of the city in the brilliant light of musical wonder.
“The Fields of Green” is a collaboration of folk musicians brought together … Continue Reading ››
Saturday got underway in earnest with RM Hubbert
on the main stage; I arrive, a little late, to him announcing: “Radio One won’t play pop songs about depression...”
He describes ‘Bolt’ as a more upbeat number (facetiously described as his attempt to get mainstream radio plays), but it is followed by what, in his own words, … Continue Reading ››
The venue for tonight’s East End Social show is Rutherglen Town Hall, an unsuspectingly good venue with a relatively cheap bar to its city centre counterparts, and there are signs of a good night when wandering in to catch Richard Dawson’s set.
Dawson makes a good noise playing his acoustic guitar through a amplifier, playing a … Continue Reading ››
Something that absolutely sets Celtic Connections apart from other festivals is the way in which it not just highlights but actively encourages acts, and even genres, to find common ground and collaborate.
Yeah, sure, there’s some sharing at T in the Park and the likes, the … Continue Reading ››
Tonight is RM Hubbert
’s largest headline performance in Glasgow to date.
Having just released his third album, Breaks & Bone,
in the last few days, and winning Scottish album of the year for his last release, Thirteen Lost & Found
, in the last few months, it’s unsurprising … Continue Reading ››
Just a few months since RM Hubbert
deservedly came home with a new toy for the mantelpiece courtesy of the Scottish Album of the Year awards, comes his third album in almost as many years.
Breaks & Bone
, jokingly referred to as the last in Hubby’s ampersand … Continue Reading ››
Six pm, Saturday night; as heavens opened over Glasgow’s east-end, temperatures soar inside Platform and the entirely inimitable, reliably provocative Aidan Moffat
takes to the stage to unleash his own thunder, thus setting a tone for the remainder of the night - one of brilliance.
The gig, … Continue Reading ››