Live Review: Charly Bliss

By Tony Inglis The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, 17 September 2017 “This is insane!” exalts Eva Hendricks, one song into Charly Bliss’ triumphant first-time set at The Hug and Pint, tucked away in the basement of the Great Western Road venue. That song, ‘Percolator’, the opener from the New York pop punk quartet’s debut full-length … Continue reading Live Review: Charly Bliss

Live Review: Girlpool

By Tony Inglis Stereo, Glasgow, 9 September 2017 It happens about 50 seconds into ‘123’, the opening song from Girlpool’s 2017 record Powerplant; it’s the perfect fake out. Just as you think the LA duo of Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker have gotten quieter than on their previous album, Before the World Was Big, a … Continue reading Live Review: Girlpool

Live Review: Parquet Courts

By Tony Inglis The Art School, Glasgow, 28 August 2017 I have a couple of questions for the white, maybe bald, definitely dude(s) making their presence felt at the front of The Art School during Parquet Courts’ Glasgow show shouting “play a banger” and “play a song”: Have you ever listened to Parquet Courts? Have … Continue reading Live Review: Parquet Courts

Interview: Former Hector Bizerk frontman Louie John Lowis takes his talents to the stage

By Niall Christie Loud, brash and often provocative, former Hector Bizerk MC Louie John Lowis is back, this time tackling one of Scotland’s salient issues with a slightly unfamiliar medium. Arriving at the Platform Theatre after a slow and tentative wander through, what looked to be through my unfamiliar, Dundonian eyes, deepest, darkest Easterhouse, I’m … Continue reading Interview: Former Hector Bizerk frontman Louie John Lowis takes his talents to the stage

Live Review: Conor Oberst

By Niall Christie O2 ABC, Glasgow, 22 August 2017 It was a triumphant return to Glasgow for troubled troubadour Conor Oberst as he sailed through what seemed like a greatest hits tour, with the adoration of fans pouring on to the stage throughout. With men and women alike proclaiming their love for the singer, and … Continue reading Live Review: Conor Oberst

Interview: Scottish singer songwriter Michael Timmons on getting personal and breaking through

By Tony Inglis Michael Timmons and I are reminiscing about the time we first met. I was interviewing a young, Jake Bugg-esque upstart before his gig at Glasgow venue King Tut’s - Timmons was supporting. Like a teenage Liam Gallagher, he strutted around wearing his sunglasses in the dark. When Timmons took the stage, alone … Continue reading Interview: Scottish singer songwriter Michael Timmons on getting personal and breaking through

Interview: Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline on missing home and being the face of your art

By Tony Inglis Greta Kline is right in the middle of the Edinburgh Fringe and she doesn’t even know it. The singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artistic driving force behind New York band Frankie Cosmos, is fresh out of sound check at La Belle Angele, the night’s tour stop, wedged between shows in Dublin and Manchester. … Continue reading Interview: Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline on missing home and being the face of your art

June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Niall Christie, Tony Inglis and Émer O'Toole Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Conor Oberst w/ support from Big Thief, The ABC, Glasgow, Tuesday 22 August Nebraska native Oberst heads to Glasgow this … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week

Adam Torres stops by Glasgow’s LP Records for intimate instore performance

By Tony Inglis Is there anything more thrilling than seeing a band or artist you adore up so close you could reach out and touch them? From Arcade Fire playing the Barrowlands as “The Reflektors”, to club tours by smaller but intensely adored acts like Slowdive and Dinosaur Jr., to tiny living room gigs by … Continue reading Adam Torres stops by Glasgow’s LP Records for intimate instore performance

Women come out on top at Belladrum Tartan Heart 2017

By Niall Christie Last weekend's Belladrum Festival proved to be one of my favourites, and having attended every year since 2005, that is a reasonable complement coming from me. But, the one thing I noticed, having thought about and taken in all that I saw during the festival, when asked who my top three performers … Continue reading Women come out on top at Belladrum Tartan Heart 2017