Restless Natives: Future of the Left, Rolo Tomassi, United Fruit at Saint Luke’s, 14/5/16

Tonight, the penultimate night of the inaugural edition of Glasgow’s new music and arts festival Restless Natives, sees a line up befitting the festival’s intended eclectic programme. Stylistically, the three bands playing at the still relatively recently church-converted venue tonight are fairly diverse, but all three share a similarly noisy and abrasive tone to their respectiveContinue reading “Restless Natives: Future of the Left, Rolo Tomassi, United Fruit at Saint Luke’s, 14/5/16”

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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”

Round-Up: Errors, BBC at the Quay, Ariana Grande, Lovers Turn To Monsters

So, in a bit of a trip from the usual review filled generalities I decided I would put up a bit of round up post Primavera of my musical adventures, of which there have been a few, all coming in a ridiculous haze that hasn’t faded two weeks later (me and Nick are going toContinue reading “Round-Up: Errors, BBC at the Quay, Ariana Grande, Lovers Turn To Monsters”

United Fruit – ‘Open Your Eyes’ [First Run]

United Fruit has been around for a while and new song ‘Open Your Eyes’ is the four-piece’s hugest sounding yet. The gigantic opening riff sets the tone before lead vocalist Iskandar Stewart’s bellowing pipes raise the level of the song to the heights that it stays at, while the ‘Open Your Eyes’ refrain keeps theContinue reading “United Fruit – ‘Open Your Eyes’ [First Run]”

United Fruit, Dialects, Algernon Doll at Sleazy’s, 24/10/14

It’s a refreshing scene tonight in Sleazy’s, as there’s a full house for three great Glasgow bands. Both concluding their UK tours, Glasgow legends United Fruit and the band on everyone’s lips, Algernon Doll, alongside local math/post rockers Dialects. Arriving at the venue 15-minutes before their set after driving from Swansea since 6am, Algernon DollContinue reading “United Fruit, Dialects, Algernon Doll at Sleazy’s, 24/10/14”

Future of the Left, Blacklisters, United Fruit at Mono, 1/10/14

An institution not impervious to pretence, the greatest extravagance on display at Mono for this three band bill is a keyboard; this is a rock show. Local post-hardcore ruffians United Fruit take the stage to little fanfare,  mid-week malaise seemed to be running strong, but this proved no deterrent as ‘Taste I Can’t Give Up’Continue reading “Future of the Left, Blacklisters, United Fruit at Mono, 1/10/14”