Music Monday – Manic Street Preachers @ Hydro 21/5/16

There are few bands still around to celebrate 20 years of their seminal album, let alone one on top form, but the Manics are and they are celebrating Everything Must Go, the album that propelled them into the mainstream, in style. ‘So nice of you to remember.’ quiped James Dean Bradfield to the Hydro. James… Continue reading Music Monday – Manic Street Preachers @ Hydro 21/5/16

Music Monday – Radiohead hit peak Radiohead

There can’t be many bands that could have thousands of people staring and madly clicking refresh as their website slowly fades out. This is exactly what Radiohead managed as hype about their, supposedly upcoming, 9th album reached fever pitch. People noticed the opacity on their website was slowly reducing yesterday afternoon which led to questions… Continue reading Music Monday – Radiohead hit peak Radiohead

Music Monday – Walking on Cars,Everything this way

The debut album from Irish indie poppers Walking on Cars – Everything this Way – has been highly anticipated on both sides of the Irish Sea for some time and doesn’t disappoint. Many of the songs, like Speeding Cars, and Hand in Hand will be familiar to fans having already been released as singles and… Continue reading Music Monday – Walking on Cars,Everything this way

Music Monday – Walking on Cars

Walking on Cars have had quite a year and it’s far from over for them. The Irish five piece have released their debut EP, toured internationally and are in the middle of their first tour of Britain. The band seem to be taking to Scotland well as singer Patrick Sheehy emerges from the radio Cally… Continue reading Music Monday – Walking on Cars

Music Monday Chvrches -Every Open Eye

This follow up to debut The Bones of What You Believe sees Chvrches build perfectly on their debut. On Every Open Eye singer Lauren Mayberry’s pop vocals hide the strength and defiance in the lyrics. It also cements her place as one of the finest new voices to come out of Scotland for a long… Continue reading Music Monday Chvrches -Every Open Eye

The future’s Neon – Neon waltz interviewed

Downstairs at Glasgow’s Nice N Sleazy, a group of young men stand slightly awkwardly as a photographer moves them about and snaps away. They are Neon Waltz and if music tastemakers like Vic Galloway, NME and Jim Gellatly are to be believed they’re going to have to get used to this kind of attention. “We… Continue reading The future’s Neon – Neon waltz interviewed

Breabach @ Old Fruitmarket

Should really have got my couple of bits from Celtic Connections up much quicker. Here’s the first. It’s a late night at the Old Fruitmarket as headliners Breabach don’t take to the stage until well after 11 when most other Celtic Connections gigs are finished. The crowd have been well entertained as they waited. First… Continue reading Breabach @ Old Fruitmarket