Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 at Òran Mór, 3/5/18

A loud cheer greets Seun Kuti as he bursts onto the stage in a dazzling blue and yellow disco-floor suit with shoes to match. Letting the band play the first few songs before making his entrance, if anyone in the crowd isn’t yet moving their feet, they soon are as Kuti’s high-energy all-singing, all-dancing approach hasContinue reading “Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 at Òran Mór, 3/5/18”

Das Plastixx (single launch), Bluebirds, The Bleeders at Audio, 29/4/18

The Bleeders seem to have morphed out of The Modests and as a duet of drums and guitar create a hard rocking wall of sound that hits you right between the eyes. A superbly energetic performance from lead Jackson Harvey is only briefly interrupted by a stage dive that disconnects his guitar, but not by theContinue reading “Das Plastixx (single launch), Bluebirds, The Bleeders at Audio, 29/4/18”

Natalie Prass at Mono, 29/4/18

It has been three years since Virginian singer-songwriter Natalie Prass emerged with her self-titled debut, a collection of quirky, 60s-inspired folk. As she returns in Glasgow this evening in advance of her upcoming second record, The Future & The Past, there have been hints of a shift in style to more outright, unashamed pop. The barely-coveredContinue reading “Natalie Prass at Mono, 29/4/18”

Siobhan Wilson with the Demi Quartet at Edinburgh Reid Concert Hall, 28/4/18

Somewhere in heaven an angel is belting out psalms like it’s Friday night karaoke in Govan. Fortunately this transcendental trade-off means that those of us present at the Reid Concert Hall on Saturday evening are treated to Siobhan Wilson singing with the voice of an angel. If I were to read an article that opened withContinue reading “Siobhan Wilson with the Demi Quartet at Edinburgh Reid Concert Hall, 28/4/18”

The Animal Mothers, FRANKY’S EVIL PARTY, FAT BLACK CATS at Sleazy’s 28/4/18

An evening of musical debauchery at Sleazy’s kicks off with one of the busiest garage punk bands around FAT BLACK CATS. Always guaranteeing an intense powerful performance tonight is no different; fast paced strong rhythms and pounding drums and FAT BLACK CATS blast through their repertoire with taps aff, swapping instruments and stirring the audienceContinue reading “The Animal Mothers, FRANKY’S EVIL PARTY, FAT BLACK CATS at Sleazy’s 28/4/18”

Zoë Bestel (album launch), Annie Booth, Jared Celosse at Hug and Pint, 22/4/18

The tentacles of Last Night for Glasgow are stretching further and further so much so that with links to Olive Grove Records they can call on the services of Jared Celosse to support the Zoë Bestel, Transciencealbum launch. Three solo artists in this intimate venue it is a sign of the expected atmosphere when you findContinue reading “Zoë Bestel (album launch), Annie Booth, Jared Celosse at Hug and Pint, 22/4/18”

Madonnatron, Chupa Cabra, Objectified, Yung KP at Broadcast, 13/4/18

Yung KP is ‘young’ in every sense of the word having only gigged live since November 2017. A straightforward three-piece guitar band with strong punk leanings they recently launched an EP on Fuzzkill Records, they have strong credentials and are building their craft with a number of live gigs this year. Short sharp songs, aggressiveContinue reading “Madonnatron, Chupa Cabra, Objectified, Yung KP at Broadcast, 13/4/18”

Mt. Doubt – ‘Conduits’ [Scottish Fiction]

To be assumed to be an “indie” guitar band can often limit an act – not for Mt. Doubtthough, they aren’t afraid to use their highly polished pop sensibility while avoiding the garage style recording quality that so often defines the genre. Featuring on 2017 EP, Moon Landings, this fresh, bright and affecting single showsContinue reading “Mt. Doubt – ‘Conduits’ [Scottish Fiction]”

THE NINTH WAVE – ‘New Kind Of Ego’ [Distiller]

‘New Kind Of Ego’, the latest single from THE NINTH WAVE, finds the four-piece focusing on insecurities and trust issues. The track builds gradually, beginning with a piercing, distorted guitar, as lead vocalist Haydn Park-Patterson channels his inner Robert Smith delivering the heartbreakingly beautiful howl of “you don’t seem to care and it kills me”.Continue reading “THE NINTH WAVE – ‘New Kind Of Ego’ [Distiller]”

Michael Timmons – Bone Coloured [Gargleblast]

After a long gestation period, Bone Coloured, the debut album from singer-songwriter Michael Timmons, has finally readied itself to be unveiled. On the back of shows with Out Lines and Julia Jacklin, as well as significant airplay on BBC Radio 6, the Glaswegian has quietly creeped into national consciousness with very little fanfare. Rather thanContinue reading “Michael Timmons – Bone Coloured [Gargleblast]”