Live Review: Big Thief

By Niall Christie CCA, Glasgow, 6 November 2017 A cold night in Glasgow welcomed rising stars of indie folk, Big Thief, to the dreary delights of Sauchiehall Street for the second time since August. This time the main event, the band's edge was present as in their previous visit but lacking was a focus which … Continue reading Live Review: Big Thief

Live Review: (Sandy) Alex G

By Tony Inglis CCA, Glasgow, 18 October 2017 About three quarters of the way through Alex G’s set at the CCA (or (Sandy) Alex G, as he has rebranded himself this year so as not to be confused with the dumbfounding uber popularity of a similarly named YouTube star), the eponymous Alex Giannascoli takes a … Continue reading Live Review: (Sandy) Alex G

Live Review: EMA

By Tony Inglis Broadcast, Glasgow, 6 October 2017 EMA brought her brand of noisy, paranoiac pop to the low-ceilinged basement at Broadcast on a busy Friday night in Glasgow’s city centre. The low turn out for the show suggested that too many people had decided to submit to the lesser pleasures of the city’s pubs … Continue reading Live Review: EMA

Live Review: Turnover

By Tony Inglis Stereo, Glasgow, 26 September 2017 I’ve seen arguably better bands fail to sell out the small but significant room in the basement of Glasgow’s Stereo; certainly, acts who are pushing more at the boundaries of what can be done with guitar music than Virginia’s Turnover. But on this sweaty September night, with … Continue reading Live Review: Turnover

June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Niall Christie and Tony Inglis 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. Borg McEnroe - Released September 22 It may seem strange, but a tennis film following the battle between two of the … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week

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

Sexist, anglophilic and right-leaning: Question Time has got to go

By Niall Christie With the grand return of a British TV favourite, should we be asking if political panel show Question Time is now past its sell-by date? Turning 38 later this month, this institution of political television returns to our screen late this Thursday night. As the usual viewership of anywhere between 2m and … Continue reading Sexist, anglophilic and right-leaning: Question Time has got to go