Label Focus: Struggletown Records

Glasgow independent record label Struggletown has been incredibly prolific for the relatively short time it’s been active, and with their releases regular being featured on ravechild it felt the right time to catch up with label founder and freelance graphic designer Steven Hill to discuss what they’re all about. How did Struggletown start? I wasContinue reading “Label Focus: Struggletown Records”

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Album of 2014

17 Andrew Pearson & Lovers Turn To Monsters – Everything We Miss [Common] A combination of two endearing singer-songwriters, brought together under the umbrella of Common Records in the dismal Glaswegian rain, resulting in an equally endearing collection of tracks. Taking a song each throughout the track listing, the single ‘Juan Antonio’ is a standoutContinue reading “Album of 2014”

United Fruit, Dialects, Algernon Doll at Sleazy’s, 24/10/14

It’s a refreshing scene tonight in Sleazy’s, as there’s a full house for three great Glasgow bands. Both concluding their UK tours, Glasgow legends United Fruit and the band on everyone’s lips, Algernon Doll, alongside local math/post rockers Dialects. Arriving at the venue 15-minutes before their set after driving from Swansea since 6am, Algernon DollContinue reading “United Fruit, Dialects, Algernon Doll at Sleazy’s, 24/10/14”

Interview: Algernon Doll

Early on Ewan Grant, aka Algernon Doll, tells me his girlfriend is a palaeontologist, a fact that deserved an Alan Partridge style “Jurassic Park!” response, it sadly didn’t, but once we get past destroying childhood dream jobs with reality – maybe one day you’ll find a dinosaur but the rest of time it could be pretty mundaneContinue reading “Interview: Algernon Doll”

Algernon Doll – Omphalic [Struggletown]

Pulling on influences from the likes of Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins and The Jesus Lizard, Algernon Doll‘s first two albums have had a sound reminiscent of early 90’s grunge. Omphalic sees Ewan Grant break out from his one man band persona while still continuing to produce the sound that has captured the attention of fansContinue reading “Algernon Doll – Omphalic [Struggletown]”

Algernon Doll (Album Launch), Vasa, Wolves at Heart, Lost Limbs at Broadcast, 21/6/14

Lost Limbs open tonight’s show with a loud, abrasive, and complex sound that falls somewhere between the scream revival sound which has swept over the alternative scene and math-rock. Tonight they’re enjoyable but nothing really stands out, perhaps this is down to them being so earlier in their lifecycle, we can only wait and see.Continue reading “Algernon Doll (Album Launch), Vasa, Wolves at Heart, Lost Limbs at Broadcast, 21/6/14”