Celtic Connections Last Night From Glasgow showcase with Sister John, Annie Booth, Nicol & Elliott at The Hug and Pint, 28/1/18

Billed as Andrew Nicol, the opening act for this Celtic Connections Last Night From Glasgow Showcase is in fact Nicol & Elliott, acoustic folk/Americana duet Andrew Nicol and Rachel Elliott use the event to launch their debut EP, Down In Flames. A perfect fit for this Celtic Connections event with their unique blend of fiddle,Continue reading “Celtic Connections Last Night From Glasgow showcase with Sister John, Annie Booth, Nicol & Elliott at The Hug and Pint, 28/1/18”

Off Axis presents Bloodlines, North Atlas, Static Union at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, 27/1/18

Sneaky Pete’s plays host to the first Off Axis Scotland gig of the year with a strong rock centric line-up in the capital. Off Axis is a touring network that provides artist with gigs outside their home town with guaranteed audiences. First up is Static Union, a four-piece garage rock band from Glasgow who playsContinue reading “Off Axis presents Bloodlines, North Atlas, Static Union at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, 27/1/18”

The Spook School (album launch), Martha, Marble Gods at Stereo, 27/1/18

“Tonight’s show is sponsored by Linda McCartney sausages. Sausages! Vegetarian! Sausages! Vegetarian!” is announced through the speakers in the unmistakable tones of Spook School drummer, and mouthpiece of the band, Niall McCamley. It’s a theme that plays out throughout the show, as McCamley’s battle for veggie sausage sponsorship is played out before us, but beforeContinue reading “The Spook School (album launch), Martha, Marble Gods at Stereo, 27/1/18”

The Rebel at Broadcast, 27/1/18

Tonight, Country Teasers’ Ben Wallers performs as his esoteric alter-ego The Rebel. Since surfacing with Country Teasers back in the early 90s, The Rebel has been responsible for an array of tracks touching on the self-destructive fundamentals of mankind. His lyrics, often immersed in dark subtext and self-aware irony have been compared to the worksContinue reading “The Rebel at Broadcast, 27/1/18”

LYLO (album launch), KAPUTT, Walt Disco at Stereo, 26/1/18

On this, the day their excellent second album Post Era is unveiled, LYLO perform at the launch party to celebrate its long-awaited release. The album has been three years in the making, and in this period the band have expanded in number, and in their overall sound. The production is lush, grooves flow throughout andContinue reading “LYLO (album launch), KAPUTT, Walt Disco at Stereo, 26/1/18”

Celtic Connections: The Deslondes at Oran Mor, 24/1/18

Glasgow’s annual Celtic Connections festival has yet again pulled out all the stops in another stellar array of the finest talents in the world to help celebrate its 25th anniversary. Amongst a raft of acts ranging through a myriad of styles and genres, the festival has developed a reputation for delivering a very strong country/AmericanaContinue reading “Celtic Connections: The Deslondes at Oran Mor, 24/1/18”

Celtic Connections: Max Richter: Three Worlds, Woolf Works at Royal Concert Hall, 23/1/18

In the same week as the 136th anniversary of the birth of Virginia Woolf, her works are remembered through three movements by Anglo-German composer Max Richter; an award winning composer of electronic music, piano concerto and film scores, Richter is an artist who seems to exist outwith the trends of time while still being seeminglyContinue reading “Celtic Connections: Max Richter: Three Worlds, Woolf Works at Royal Concert Hall, 23/1/18”

SEXTILE, CHUMP, WomenSaid at Broadcast, 21/1/18

The streets are empty due to the icy roads and legends about an oncoming snow storm. The fact that today is a Sunday doesn’t help either, however there is still quite a few dedicated people here tonight at Broadcast ready for a dose of post-punk and 80s reminiscent synthesizers. The first support band of theContinue reading “SEXTILE, CHUMP, WomenSaid at Broadcast, 21/1/18”

New Years Revolution with The Ninth Wave, Das Plastixx at Tut’s, 20/1/18

Snow-related issues around the South Lanarkshire area prevent me from arriving in time to see supports Le Thug and Acrylic, however I manage to catch Das Plastixx, a four piece from Glasgow who describe themselves as employing an ‘exciting brand of psych-grunge.’ Although some hooky melodies are decipherable through waves of shoegaze-inspired noise, it isContinue reading “New Years Revolution with The Ninth Wave, Das Plastixx at Tut’s, 20/1/18”

New Year’s Revolution with Fauves, The Vignettes, Walt Disco, Snack Villain at Tut’s, 19/1/18

Snack Villain open the night with their bouncy riffs, as the crowd start filling up the venue they get everyone in the mood for a chilled night of partying and dancing. They fill the room with some really nice harmony work accompanying their relaxed dance vibe which the crowd groove along to. Their catchy up-beatContinue reading “New Year’s Revolution with Fauves, The Vignettes, Walt Disco, Snack Villain at Tut’s, 19/1/18”