Hudson Mohawke – Ded Sec [Warp]

Hopefully recuperating after having to cancel a tour down under due to health reasons, Hudson Mohawke, here, delivers a really rather excellent album – complex, at times brutal, but emotive at the same time. Not always been a fan of Mr Mohawke’s work – too ostentatiously quirky, too many bells and whistles, too look atContinue reading “Hudson Mohawke – Ded Sec [Warp]”

Albums of 2015 (10-1)

20-11  –  10-1  –  Tracks & EPs 10 Hector Bizerk – The Waltz of Modern Psychiatry If there is one thing Hector Bizerk are always on hand to offer, it is something new and for the Glasgow hip-hop act it perhaps doesn’t get more boundary-pushing than writing the soundtrack for Crazy Jane, a play about a 19th-centuryContinue reading “Albums of 2015 (10-1)”

Tracks of 2015 (20-11)

30-21  –  20-11  –  10-1  –  EPs & albums 20 Tuff Love – Duke [Lost Map] Eerie harmonic vocals combine with jangling rhythmic guitar to produce elusive lo-fi sounds in ‘Duke’, arguably the pick of the tracks featured on two wondrous EPs fro Tuff Love in 2015. The lyrics are meshed in amongst distorted melodies, the chorus isContinue reading “Tracks of 2015 (20-11)”

Tracks of 2015 (30-21)

30-21  –  20-11  –  10-1  –  EPs & albums 30 Washington Irving – We Are All Going To Die [Naked Emperor] As the opening chords of ‘We Are All Going to Die’ begin, it becomes clear why Washington Irving is on the road to success. Written following a period of unrest between the band, ‘We Are All GoingContinue reading “Tracks of 2015 (30-21)”

Hudson Mohawke at O2 ABC Glasgow, 12/12/15

On a night where people are raving about The Twilight Sad at the Barras and a very tasty Fuzzkill line up headlined by Catholic Action at Stereo, you can see why it would be tough to pick a show, but the opportunity to see local boy, turned globally respected artist Hudson Mohawke with live instrumentsContinue reading “Hudson Mohawke at O2 ABC Glasgow, 12/12/15”

Hudson Mohawke – Lantern [Warp]

Distortion; if you want one word to sum up Hudson Mohawke’s second LP, it would be that. Intro ‘Lantern’ starts with the sound of broken electronics, and a massive hoover-esque synth, and some heavily distorted whistling that serves to grate and make the listener uncomfortable, reminding you that he’s on Warp Records, and not justContinue reading “Hudson Mohawke – Lantern [Warp]”

Tracks of 2014

19 Atom Tree – ‘Sinner’ [Hotgem] The opening track of the Glasgow electronic trio’s latest EP, Clouds, introduced us to vocalist Julie Knox, who’s powerful and emotive voice slides brilliantly into Atom Tree’s deep synthpop, alerting people the trio on a much bigger scale than before, and rightfully so. 19 Call To Mind – ‘Breathe’Continue reading “Tracks of 2014”

The End Social presents The Last Big Weekend at Richmond Park, 31/8/14

After yesterday’s Chemikal Underground curated day of post-rock tinged festivities Sunday’s line up curated by Glasgow’s now legendary DJ duo Optimo (Espacio) looked set to provide something completely different. Yesterday’s line-up may well have been more suited to a completely outdoor setting, rather than the large tent set up, but tonight you feel the tentContinue reading “The End Social presents The Last Big Weekend at Richmond Park, 31/8/14”

The East End Social Presents The Last Big Weekend

The East End Social and Chemikal Underground are delighted to announce an extended line-up for The Last Big Weekend. It will be the culmination of over six months spent enlivening the East End of Glasgow – from community workshops to church performances; from gigs in care-homes to day-long street parties – and a late-summer blow-outContinue reading “The East End Social Presents The Last Big Weekend”