Battles at 02 ABC Glasgow -Review (For Student Rag)

During Battles’ stage set up, John Stanier stands, adjusting his cymbal until it reaches above its head. It’s almost comically high, towering over the rest of the band like a flag planted in the centre of the stage. During interviews, Stanier has said that he first positioned it at such a precarious height as a … More Battles at 02 ABC Glasgow -Review (For Student Rag)

Upcoming Gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh – Winter, 2015/16

Fancy a wee gig soon? What a coincidence! I’ve written a feature for just that reason! In fact, it’s right here! WOW! SOAK “The teenage heart is an unguided dart” sings SOAK on ‘Be a noBody’. “we’re trying to make something of what we are”. The Derry born artist’s voice is vulnerable, shaking as it … More Upcoming Gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh – Winter, 2015/16

Thoughts on the Mercury Prize 2015 – the Shortlist and the Snubs

The 2015 Mercury Prize nominees were announced earlier today by Lauren Laverne on 6 music, and as ever, the shortlist is a diverse selection worth digging into. Aphex Twin’s elastic beatcraft sits snuggly next to Benjamin Clementine’s poetic piano balladry and C Duncan’s breezy, classical inspired dream-pop. What’s even more commendable is the lack of big names … More Thoughts on the Mercury Prize 2015 – the Shortlist and the Snubs

Gig Review: Blank Realm at the Hug and Pint (for GIGSoup)

Had the chance to catch Blank Realm’s set at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint. It was an impressive showcase of what made their latest album, ‘Illegals in Heaven’ so good. Check out the review here, or read it in full below.  Daniel Spencer’s dual role as vocalist and drummer is only passingly noteworthy when discussingBlank Realm’s … More Gig Review: Blank Realm at the Hug and Pint (for GIGSoup)