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