Stag & Dagger Festival 2018

Stag & Dagger has been around for almost a full decade, originating in hipster central AKA London’s Shoreditch, which houses many new creatives and upcoming musicians. The festival had only one year under its fledgling belt before bequeathing Sauchiehall Street as its sister location in early 2009. Since then the mini-festival has grown in sizeContinue reading “Stag & Dagger Festival 2018”

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Tracks of 2017 (40-31)

40. Marble Gods – ‘Washing Machine’ “a song about finding your feet and washing your socks”, it couldn’t have been put any better. Marble Gods are a band that exude joy, and ‘Washing Machine’ is the perfect example of that with its delightful lo-fi indie pop jangle, sugar coated C86 vocal displays and whimsical lyrics.Continue reading “Tracks of 2017 (40-31)”

Doune the Rabbit Hole, Day 2, 19/8/17

Day two of Doune I start off early and surprising chirper, after a cup of Yogi chai from the Tchai Ovna tent and a haggis roll sort be right out. So, well prepared I make the journey down the treacherous path down to the Thunderdome stage in plenty of time to catch an otherworldly setContinue reading “Doune the Rabbit Hole, Day 2, 19/8/17”

Stag & Dagger, 30/4/17

Perhaps the most highly anticipated annual event on Glasgow’s musical calendar, Stag & Dagger heralds in the start of the festival season and once again floods Sauchiehall Street’s venues with an array of excellent talent. Over the years, the festival has put on up-and-coming acts in intimate venues before they have exploded, with the likesContinue reading “Stag & Dagger, 30/4/17”

The Vegan Leather – ‘Shake It’

The Vegan Leather are the latest name that seem to be on the lips of all the Scottish music tastemakers at the moment. Instantaneously the massive, dirty electronics kick ‘Shake It’ into life, with the boy/girl trade-off between vocalists Marie Collins and Gianluca Bernacchi. Around two and a half minutes in, ‘Shake It’ essentially stopsContinue reading “The Vegan Leather – ‘Shake It’”

T Break Sessions with The Vegan Leather at Tut’s, 10/12/16

Those stairs leading to King Tut’s top floor feature many a household name who once upon a time cut their live teeth down St Vincent Street way throughout the years. Each time I visit there is always a small smidgen of perhaps foolish hope that tonight will be the night you experience an act thatContinue reading “T Break Sessions with The Vegan Leather at Tut’s, 10/12/16”

Top picks for Tenement Trail

This Saturday sees the return of Tenement TV’s all day multi venue festival Tenement Trail so we had a wee peek at the line up to give you our picks of the line up: Sweaty Palms at Broadcast (5.00) “Refusing to bow down to the crowd-pleasing generics of what it takes to “make it” theContinue reading “Top picks for Tenement Trail”

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, 5/8/16

Day two of Belladrum begins with the most ungodly heatwave. Baked alive in my tent overnight, I hit the site early to take in some of the smaller acts the festival has to offer, specifically on the XpoNorth curated Seedlings stage with all its welcome shade – and it’s not the best of starts. DartingContinue reading “Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, 5/8/16”

EPs of 2015 (20-11)

20-11  –  10-1  –  Tracks & albums 20 The Vegan Leather – This House A work that possesses both the sincerity and conviction necessary to remind any listener than pop can be more than just clean synths and solid marketing. While it in part feels like the gritty precursor to a potential masterpiece, This House is aContinue reading “EPs of 2015 (20-11)”