Young Fathers at Barrowlands, 24/3/18

Hailing from Edinburgh, Young Fathers have made a name for themselves as something of a sharp implement tracing similar lines laid out by electronic stalwarts Massive Attack and Maya Jane Coles. Having recently provided six tracks in total for the recent Danny Boyle sequel, Trainspotting 2, including a track specifically written for the film, YoungContinue reading “Young Fathers at Barrowlands, 24/3/18”

Track of 2017 (30-21)

30. Siobhan Wilson – ‘Whatever Helps’ [Song, by Toad] Immediately, ‘Whatever Helps’ shows off a more darker tone than Siobhan Wilson’s earlier, more twee-sounding material; the delicately soft vocal remain, but it is now layered, and more ominous sounding. An ode to fighting against a lost love, and the depression that comes with it, theContinue reading “Track of 2017 (30-21)”

Young Fathers – ‘Lord’

Ever since the very beginning, Young Fathers have taken a dark delight in confounding listeners. Early singles like ‘The Guide’ bumped to a hip-hop pulse and a punkish energy yet this was little more than a bait and snatch for the tight, danceable experimental pop that flooded the phenomenal DEAD and saw them shed theContinue reading “Young Fathers – ‘Lord’”

Albums of 2015 (20-11)

20-11  –  10-1  –  Tracks & EPs 20 December ’91 – Quebec [Gold Mold] Probably the only album to make this year’s lists recorded on a mobile phone, Quebec showcases both December ’91’s musicianship and originality. Raw, simple but excellently put together December 91’s music clearly serves as an outlet for his emotions as it touches onContinue reading “Albums of 2015 (20-11)”

Young Fathers – Shame [Big Dada]

Young Fathers single ‘Shame’ is the second released from their upcoming album White Men Are Black Men Too, and is a deliriously upbeat and skittish soul record, with lyrics sneakily sitting at odds to the music. “Nothing but a barefaced lie, is all you cunts can hold on to” opens the song, following the drivingContinue reading “Young Fathers – Shame [Big Dada]”

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”

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”

Young Fathers Win the 2014 SAY Award

It may be a little late in the day to deliver this but Young Father’s album Tape Two won this year’s Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award last week. The winner was announced at The SAY Award Ceremony held last Thursday at the Barrowland Ballroom, however technical difficulties at Rave Child HQ has delayedContinue reading “Young Fathers Win the 2014 SAY Award”