CHVRCHES, The Twilight Sad at The Hydro, 2/4/16

Anyone presuming CHVRCHES have experienced something akin to overnight success is likely unfamiliar with the list of bands Lauren Mayberry rattles through, which the trio had a hand in during previous lives prior to CHVRCHES formation. She talks of the significance of playing such a venue tonight, a place not many homegrown acts will everContinue reading “CHVRCHES, The Twilight Sad at The Hydro, 2/4/16”

The Twilight Sad at Barrowlands, 12/12/15

Two years ago, James Graham spoke of how close he had been to giving up. Three acclaimed, but low selling records and a reputation for grandiose miserableness had given his band a much admired place in the Scottish indie pantheon, but personal struggles and the pressures of being in a hard touring rock band wereContinue reading “The Twilight Sad at Barrowlands, 12/12/15”

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”

T in the Park 2015 (Friday)

Leaving perhaps too early, in an eager attempt not to miss some of the sparkling bands that are opening stages, we find ourselves at the site a good two hours before anyone is set to take any stage. The drive up is fairly comfortable, taking no longer than a straight 75-minutes, after the daily GreggsContinue reading “T in the Park 2015 (Friday)”

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”

The Twilight Sad, Hidden Orchestra at Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, 9/10/14

After getting on the wrong train and a slight detour via Stirling I arrive in Edinburgh after the gig officially opens, however I still manage to catch half of Hidden Orchestra’s set. Entering the venue all that can be heard from downstairs is a mad cacophony of noise, but heading upstairs and listening to The OrchestraContinue reading “The Twilight Sad, Hidden Orchestra at Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, 9/10/14”

The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave [FatCat] 

“Scottish band who enjoy drinking and making miserable music” reads the twitter bio The Twilight Sad, and it must be said that their fourth studio album Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave perfectly compliments the description that the band provides for themselves. Loss and heartbreak are just some of the themesContinue reading “The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave [FatCat] “

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 Twilight Sad, Honeyblood, Jeff Mills and SOPHIE Complete the Line Up for The Last Big Weekend

The East End Social and Chemikal Underground have announced the final line-up for The Last Big Weekend, and the final additions are ear-pummelling Kilsyth alt-rockers The Twilight Sad and Glasgow grunge-pop duo Honeyblood for the Saturday and one of the biggest names in US techno Jeff Mills and the enigmatic London based SOPHIE on Sunday.Continue reading “The Twilight Sad, Honeyblood, Jeff Mills and SOPHIE Complete the Line Up for The Last Big Weekend”