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Magners Summer Nights Electric Honey Sessions

Electric Honey is an institution of the Glasgow music scene; founded in 1992 at Glasgow’s Kelvin College it helped launch the careers of bands like Belle and Sebastian and Biffy Clyro. Today’s event was organised by the current Music Business students who are continuing under the Electric Honey name. Today’s lineup reads like a Buzzfeed list of … Continue Reading ››

Woodenbox – Foreign Organ [Olive Grove]

The follow-up to 2013’s End Game, opens with ‘Somewhere New’, a two-minute instrumental build around a gentle piano chord progression. As an opener it’s a pleasant melodic interlude that offers few signifiers of what is to follow. By track two however, it’s obvious that the Glasgow/Edinburgh trio are in the process of ascending to new heights. With its … Continue Reading ››

Label Focus: Olive Grove Records

Having two of Scotland’s top bloggers behind a record label seems to make a lot of sense, but when Lloyd Meredith (Peenko) and Halina Rifai (Podcart) started Olive Grove back in the summer of 2010 they were just dipping their toe in. Fast forward four years and they’re pretty well established and putting out … Continue Reading ››

Live review: Celtic Connections: The Olive Grove Records Showcase at Oran Mor, 26/1/14 and Hazy Recollections at ABC, 2/2/14

DSC_8740Indie had more of a presence in this year’s Celtic Connections line-up than I’ve noticed before. Also, while the other gigs have been focused on fusion, the indie gigs have been left to their own devices. Two gigs in particular have the indie bands stacked up; the Olive … Continue Reading ››

Rave Child Top 20 tracks of 2013

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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 ››

Record review: Woodenbox – ‘King’s Liar / Beautiful Terrible’ [Olive Grove]

a2542812248_10‘King’s Liar’ begins with jangly, bright acoustic guitars, duping the listener into thinking that this is just another generic, radio friendly alternative folk track; in reality, it is much, much more than that. The single lands into an obnoxiously brash intro, laden with a catchy brass melody, … Continue Reading ››

Live review: The Wickerman Festival, Day 1, 26/7/13

01_crowdThere’s an upbeat mood spreading across the campsite as the warm summer sun turns up in the afternoon to bestow a powerful and much welcome heat on the countryside surrounds of the Wickerman festival. The fecund air connects the pagan summer wishes of agrarian communities with the … Continue Reading ››

Live review: Woodenbox, Neil McSweeney, The Horn Dog Brass Band at Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry, 23/5/13

1260498_10151410169410998_390122705_n Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry is the scene for the return of Woodenbox and the launch of their new album, End Game. Having made a name for themselves playing an infectious brand of big band folk rock the Opry is filled with a healthy mix of diehard fans, … Continue Reading ››