Category Archive: Music Reviews

Idlewild – Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld, 18/10/2014

Idlewild are one of my favourite bands of all time, so when they announced an indefinite hiatus in 2010, I feared the worst. Of course some bands come back from a hiatus, but… Continue reading

The Twilight Sad – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, 09/10/2014

The Twilight Sad have always been an enticing live prospect, whether they perform their ‘wall of noise’ style full band show (or the ‘noisy shite’ as lead singer James Graham called it at… Continue reading

James – Tolbooth, Stirling, 08/10/2014

When I woke up last Tuesday and had a casual browse through my facebook page on the way to work, the last thing I expected to find was the more than pleasant surprise… Continue reading

Frank Turner – Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline, 25/09/2014

Frank Turner is well renowned for his exhaustive touring schedule, and he’s returned with another tour taking in towns and cities that he doesn’t visit as frequently, which has led me to pay… Continue reading

The National – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 10/07/14

The National are one of my favourite bands, so naturally it was a disappointment when they announced their first UK tour for ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ for the latter part of 2013 with… Continue reading

Two Nights with the Manic Street Preachers (and The Twilight Sad) – April 2014

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 03/04/2014 Barrowlands, Glasgow, 04/04/2014 I’d bought tickets to see the Manics in Glasgow on the Friday way back at the tail end of last year, both for myself, but also… Continue reading

Chvrches – Barrowlands, Glasgow, 08/03/2014

Chvrches burst onto the scene in the early part of last year, and they released their debut album ‘The Bones of What You Believe’ in September. Playing at Glasgow’s famed Barrowlands, this was… Continue reading

Frank Turner – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 08/02/2014

Frank Turner has developed a reputation throughout his career as an incessant tourer, breaking only every couple of years or so to record a new album. He paid for this to an extent… Continue reading

Augustines Lose A “We Are” And Go Walkabout

The band may have lost a “We Are” from their title since they last graced our shores with their euphoric live shows, but rest assured nothing else has changed. As you can hear… Continue reading

Doune The Rabbit Hole – Preview 22-25th August 2013

Leaving the picturesque vista of the Duncarron Valley and forgoing the relative safety of the Fort, Doune The Rabbit Hole returns this August to delight us with a brand new venue and stellar… Continue reading

Foals – Barrowlands, Glasgow, 05/03/13

“Here we, Here we, Here we fuckin go”. I was witness to this back in 2006, at one of my first gigs when I saw The Fratellis at the Barrowlands, and here I… Continue reading

Deap Vally – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, 04/03/13

A cold Monday saw Glasgow’s legendary King Tuts Wah Wah Hut welcome Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards onto its hallowed stage for a night of bluesy Rock ‘N’ Roll. Deap Vally have been… Continue reading