Man Of Moon, Beta Waves at Broadcast, 8/2/18

Whoever is looking after Man Of Moon is sitting on a goldmine: on the basis of tonight and previous live outings, they are poised and ready to blow up; they are very special indeed. An initially reluctant compadre this evening sums it up by leaning in to say, “Whatever ‘it’ is, this band have it.Continue reading “Man Of Moon, Beta Waves at Broadcast, 8/2/18”

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe with Man of Moon, Catholic Action, LUCIA, American Clay at Oran Mor, 23/3/17

Ahead of the BBC 6 Music Festival proper, assorted smaller venues play host to some of Glasgow’s most venerable musical talents; tonight is the turn of Man of Moon, Catholic Action, LUCIA and American Clay. First to perform is American Clay, in which vocalist/guitarist Martin Johnston – erstwhile drummer for Pronto Mama and Emma Pollock,Continue reading “BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe with Man of Moon, Catholic Action, LUCIA, American Clay at Oran Mor, 23/3/17”

Celtic Connections: C Duncan, Man of Moon at Saint Luke’s, 26/1/17

An object lesson tonight – always choose your support acts carefully: whether by design, accident, or simply the vagaries of playing at a festival – for that is what Celtic Connections is – C Duncan, all-conquering hometown hero he may be, is nonetheless utterly blown off the stage by the previous set from Man OfContinue reading “Celtic Connections: C Duncan, Man of Moon at Saint Luke’s, 26/1/17”

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, 6/8/16

It’s déjà vu on the final day of Belladrum, as I find myself once again in the XpoNorth Seedlings tent at the crack of dawn (in festival terms anyway). This time however it’s with far higher hopes, as Herald Unsigned winners We Came From Wolves are up to kick things off, a band whose moodyContinue reading “Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, 6/8/16”

Man of Moon at Tut’s, 6/5/16

Man of Moon has had so much press and radio coverage recently that it’s difficult to find complements for them without inadvertently quoting someone. Celebrating the launch of their new EP, The Medicine, tonight they are on fantastic form. Through a very thick fog and blue lights they perform signature track ‘Sign’ to open, aContinue reading “Man of Moon at Tut’s, 6/5/16”

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)”

Man of Moon, ULTRAS, Marc Rooney at The Hug and Pint, 31/7/15

Messrs Chris Bainbridge and Mikey Reid are no strangers to a Glasgow crowd, and if the enthusiasm and general mood permeating The Hug and Pint on this particular Friday night is anything to go by, the Glasgow crowd are evidently at least somewhat familiar with the duo more commonly referred to as Man of Moon.Continue reading “Man of Moon, ULTRAS, Marc Rooney at The Hug and Pint, 31/7/15”

West End Festival All Dayer at Oran Mor, 21/6/15

After worrying about whether or not I would be able to see the majority of the great bands playing across Oran Mor’s three stages, I was extremely pleased to see that the running order would allow me to move almost effortlessly between stages, hardly missing a second of each set. My early arrival gives meContinue reading “West End Festival All Dayer at Oran Mor, 21/6/15”

Admiral Fallow, C Duncan, Man Of Moon at The Art School, 10/6/15

A sold out Art School for Admiral Fallow’s return to Glasgow is filling up quickly, and I overhear a conversation on my way in that there are a few big local music industry names in to take a closer look at tonight’s opener, Man Of Moon. The atmospheric two-piece appear to be one to watch;Continue reading “Admiral Fallow, C Duncan, Man Of Moon at The Art School, 10/6/15”

Merchandise, Shopping, Man Of Moon at Stereo, 24/11/14

Only a smattering of people makes up the audience for tonight’s opening act, Man Of Moon but they’re lucky they came early. They begin with a slow-burning instrumental and transition smoothly into song two, which displays Chris Bainbridge’s guarded but gritty vocals. Though he isn’t completely comfortable on stage yet, he fronts the band withContinue reading “Merchandise, Shopping, Man Of Moon at Stereo, 24/11/14”