Tag Archives: The Cosmic Dead

One’s to Watch: Strange Behaviours 2016

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 ››

FREAKENDER at The Old Hairdresser’s, 17/9/16

By the time I make it to The Old Hairdresser’s, even the designated gig photographer is crowdsurfing with a gleeful abandon – digital SLR in one hand, a bottle of Buckie dregs in the other. And it’s barely gone 8 o’clock. The raw power of London’s Thee MVPs has forged the audience into a single clammy mass, … Continue Reading ››

Live review: Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival, 26-29/8/13

DTRH2013-012The Cardross Estate, folded neatly into the lolling green hills of Stirlingshire, is one that is normally associated with tranquillity and even antiquity, but this year the estate has shooed off its sheep and rolled in the portaloos for Doune The Rabbit Hole

The family friendly … Continue Reading ››

Record Review: The Cosmic Dead—‘Inner Sanctum’ [Evil Hoodoo]

CassetteArt.indd The Cosmic Dead’s four-track album ‘Inner Sanctum’ is a psychedelic musical catharsis punctuated by dread-laden bass lines and hypnotic if not sometimes self-indulgent guitar riffs. There is something oddly compelling about the four tracks but the pleasure they induce is a nervous one and after listening to … Continue Reading ››

Live review: Doune the Rabbit Hole 2011

Missing the Friday like a fair few for the GSA Degree Show opening and last official night at the Vic, I arrive in Doune early Saturday afternoon still feeling strains of a night of free drinks, rammed galleries, streets parties, and a rousing Errors set. … Continue Reading ››

Live review: Croc Madame Vs. Croc Monsieur at the Art School 4/3/11

Wandering into the Art School just before 9pm, everything seems to be simply buzzing about tonight’s event, it could easily be the best line up of Glasgow acts you will see this year. A superbly mouth-watering event put on Croc Vs Croc … Continue Reading ››