Albums of 2017 (20-11)

Albums 30-21 – 20-11 – 10-1 EPs 30-21 – 20-11 – 10-1 20. And Yet It Moves – Free Pass To The Future With And Yet It Moves you never knew what to expect, from jaw dropping experimental jam-like frenzies to full on aural assaults they are the ever encapsulating live band led by a frontman in Dale Barclay thatContinue reading “Albums of 2017 (20-11)”

Mogwai, RIDE at The Hydro, 16/12/17

Truth be told, when it was first announced that Mogwai were playing the often soulless soup bowl of The Hydro, venue listings were double checked and fears slightly assembled that a sound so delicately crafted spanning three decades could be lost in such a persecuting and dangerous surrounding. These fears would eventually be laid toContinue reading “Mogwai, RIDE at The Hydro, 16/12/17”

Mogwai – ‘Party in the Dark’ [Temporary Residence]

Mogwai’s new single employs repetitive but evolving instrumentals to create a sense of continuity and direction. The airy vocal tracks contribute to the overarching size of the track. With intelligent lyrics and simple but effective musical elements, the track continues in the rich tradition of high quality, multi-faceted and altogether highly enjoyable Mogwai songs. ThisContinue reading “Mogwai – ‘Party in the Dark’ [Temporary Residence]”

Mogwai – Atomic [Rock Action]

To celebrate 20 years as a band is an achievement, to celebrate 20 years as one of Glasgow’s leading bands, that still delivers quality hits, is iconic. Mogwai has achieved the latter and has not failed to impress with their latest offering in the ten-track Atomic: A Soundtrack by Mogwai. Running strong from their dominatingContinue reading “Mogwai – Atomic [Rock Action]”

Mogwai, The Vaselines, Forest Swords at Barrowlands, 21/6/15

In the 2004 martial arts drama House of Flying Daggers, there’s a scene in which sword wielding soldiers float athletically from bamboo stem to bamboo stem in a balletic and gravity defying display of grace. Tonight’s first act, the aptly named Forest Swords captures a similar feeling, combining a sense of space and movement withContinue reading “Mogwai, The Vaselines, Forest Swords at Barrowlands, 21/6/15”

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”

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”

Mogwai – Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. [Rock Action]

‘Teenage Exorcists’, lead track from Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. is a big change for Mogwai, the heavy inclusion of a defined main vocal line, sounding like early Idlewild in the vox department, filled with a static buzzing mass of guitar and the gentler timbres of keys that provided Rave Tapes a contemporary humanity.Continue reading “Mogwai – Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. [Rock Action]”

The East End Social presents The Last Big Weekend at Richmond Park, 30/8/14

Putting on a festival where 60% of the music is largely instrumental takes a great deal of ingenuity, daring and perhaps even a little bit of insanity, a festival of this stature was never going to be easy to pull off, nor would it be a hit with the mainstream populace of the city ofContinue reading “The East End Social presents The Last Big Weekend at Richmond Park, 30/8/14”

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”