Frightened Rabbit, PAWS, Be Charlotte at The Barrowlands, 18/12/16

Wow, just wow; if you want to see Frightened Rabbit then this is how you should see them. A sweat lashed love between crowd and band in a packed iconic venue groaning and pulsating with the raw emotion delivered by the lyrics and music of one of Scotland’s finest bands at the absolute pinnacle ofContinue reading “Frightened Rabbit, PAWS, Be Charlotte at The Barrowlands, 18/12/16”

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PAWS (album launch), The Spook School, Adam Stafford at Stereo, 25/6/16

Adam Stafford opens the night with an intense set of long repetitive soundscapes, using looped riffs to create atmospheric noise between prog-rock and post-punk. The crowd maintains a subdued vibe for the first half of the show, with a solitary Saltire hanging in the sound booth in the middle of the room, the one clueContinue reading “PAWS (album launch), The Spook School, Adam Stafford at Stereo, 25/6/16”

PAWS – No Grace [FatCat]

PAWS third studio album, No Grace, has arrived to give your eardrums a good thrashing. Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus was enlisted to aid the band in producing the album, making the final product appear as a salute to the pop-punk era of the late 90s, of which Hoppus’ band was a firm member. The prominentContinue reading “PAWS – No Grace [FatCat]”

The Cribs, Pulled Apart By Horses, PAWS at Barrowlands, 20/10/15

October is a funny month, the autumn transition to winter seems to always drag people’s morals down a bit more than usual, the temperature drops and the nights are getting longer and longer. It is, however, a great musical month, where bands start touring again after their relentless multi-festival appearances. Tonight does feel like aContinue reading “The Cribs, Pulled Apart By Horses, PAWS at Barrowlands, 20/10/15”

Bo Ningen, PAWS, BABY STRANGE at The Record Factory, 30/8/15

The crowd in The Record Factory are in high spirits for a Sabbath evening, with a jovial 50th birthday party at one end of the long bar and free Sailor Jerry’s tokens being handed out on the way in. The gig starts out with a local feel, with BABY STRANGE warming up followed by PAWS.Continue reading “Bo Ningen, PAWS, BABY STRANGE at The Record Factory, 30/8/15”

Electric Fields, 29/8/15

The journey down to Electric Fields begins post 9am and a ‘Happy Bus’ from Buchanan Bus Station; how anyone can muster up the energy to be “happy” at this time in the morning is beyond me and the atmosphere on the bus is as you’d expect from bed missing music lovers with not to manyContinue reading “Electric Fields, 29/8/15”

Doune The Rabbit Hole, 22/8/15

A curing tea, a rather hefty haggis roll and some cute bunnies later and we’re just about ready to go on day two at Doune, after sleeping in a tent proved a much more difficult task that it had been previously. Still a wee seat down at the Whistleblower stage we catch Glasgow funk rockersContinue reading “Doune The Rabbit Hole, 22/8/15”

PAWS, Polarnecks at The Poetry Club

Fresh from being nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year Award, Glasgow based trio PAWS play a sold out show in The Poetry Club. Support for the evening comes from Polarnecks; it’s a very lively set from the Glasgow based alt/punk rock band, with emotive lyrics, rasping guitars and a drummer that makes youContinue reading “PAWS, Polarnecks at The Poetry Club”

Under The Covers Valentines Compilation [Fuzzkill]

Fuzzkill Records are becoming a force of nature on the Glasgow music scene, putting out releases by a wide array of great local bands, throwing the odd party of a show and generally just enjoying the well-deserved success that has been growing for a good while now. This Valentines special cover comp is indicative ofContinue reading “Under The Covers Valentines Compilation [Fuzzkill]”

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”