Tags : glasgow

Album Review: Every Open Eye // CHVRCHES

There hasn’t been a band so readily embraced and yet so readily critiqued than Scottish synth-pop act CHVRCHES. On the one hand, the band’s innovative mix of 80s synthpop stylings coupled with modern production and genuinely brilliant songwriting has won them legions of fans the world over. The band are also arguably one of the […]Read More

Book Review: Acid Attack // Russell Findlay

Just before Christmas in 2015, a shocking attack took place in a suburban street somewhere in Glasgow. The journalist Russell Findlay was attacked by a hitman posing as a Royal Mail delivery man. The hitman, William ‘Basil’ Burns threw acid in the investigative reporter’s face and intended to stab him to death with a knife, […]Read More

Live Review: Wolf Alice // Barrowlands, Glasgow – 12.11.17

The Barrowlands: one of the better music venues to exist. The renovated ballroom recently hosted a weekend’s worth of Wolf Alice, with a sold-out Saturday show and a less crowded Remembrance Sunday slot. The London band visited Scotland and told us they love it up here, intricately weaving EPs and albums, complete with breaks and […]Read More

Live Review: The Temper Trap // The Garage, Glasgow –

With the cold and dark Glaswegian winter nights drawing in, sparks were sure to fly on Sauchiehall Street as The Temper Trap graced Scotland’s biggest and best city with their presence once again. Back in May, they entertained the Art School, a month after releasing their fourth studio album, Thick As Thieves. Having toured the record […]Read More

Interview: Revolving Doors

Glasgow is pretty renowned for its thriving music scene. We have both the Barrowlands and King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, and we’ve also produced the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and Primal Scream, to name a few. The thing we might just be most celebrated for, however, is our independent music scene, and one of the […]Read More

Live Review: alt-J // The SSE Hydro, Glasgow 07.12.15

After a triumphant summer of having their festival performances being talked up by just about every major music publication, alt-J have embarked upon their biggest tour yet and opted to try their hand at tackling the UK’s arena circuit. Monday night saw them make their debut in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, a decision which came as somewhat of a surprise upon […]Read More

EP Review: Motown’s Lost Its Soul // The Cut Throat

Glasgow 11-piece The Cut Throat Razors are one of the best bands I’ve discovered this year. They’re an absolute delight to listen to, with their sound evoking a mixture of hip-hop, ska and a heady amount of Big Band boldness. They released their debut album, Dr Gelati and the Lemon Garden  in 2012 and a […]Read More

Single Review: Never Ending Circles // CHVRCHES

If Glasgow synthpoppers CHVRCHES describe first single ‘Leave a Trace’ as their self-declared “fight song”, then their latest track offering ‘Never Ending Circles’ is their thousand-army battle cry, unleashing toxic poison vibes through dizzying indie electronica and sweet, snarking samplers. CHVRCHES return to the scene leaner and meaner than ever before, already quelling fears of the dreaded “sophomore slump” […]Read More

Live Review: Allusondrugs // Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, 21.02.15

Saturday 21st of February saw relative newcomers to the alt-rock music scene Allusondrugs take to the stage in support of Enter Shikari at The Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland. They put on a rather unorthodox performance consisting of an array of songs from their self-titled album, along with a few newly released singles. With a balanced combination of […]Read More