As the clock struck 12 to welcome in the New Year in 2016/2017, unbeknown to Sacred Paws, they were still playing. Cue a late Happy New Year celebration at Mono in Glasgow, which the band – who went onto win 2017 Scottish Album Of The Year award – played alongside Shredd, Rapid Tan and Happy […]Read more "100 shows in 2017"
2017 has been another stellar year for the grassroots level of the Glasgow music landscape, with the DIY scene bursting at the seams with fresh, edgy and exciting talent. The likes of which keep the very idea of a ‘quiet night in’ firmly off the agenda, be it on a Monday night or at a […]Read more "THE 1O BEST UP AND COMING GLASGOW BANDS YOU REALLY NEED TO GO SEE IN 2018"
The death of Malcolm Young shocked the world of rock and roll, and music in general. A death which brought Malcolm to the forefront of our thoughts, apt for a musician forever content to operate in the background with his brother Angus out front. A man whose genius as a riff creator is unequalled in […]Read more "SHOOT TO THRILL: AC/DC’S FANATICAL ARGENTINE FANBASE ON THE ICONIC 2009 RIVER PLATE SHOWS, THEIR LOVE FOR THE BAND AND MALCOLM YOUNG’S LEGACY"
Scotland’s post-rock titans have drank plentifully from the fountain of musical longevity and continued creativity, over 22 years after they first jammed at Stuart Braithwaite’s parent’s living room in Dalserf on the banks of the River Clyde, 16 miles from Glasgow. A band that have never seemed to be in danger of losing grasp of their […]Read more "SEVEN REASONS WHY YOU REALLY NEED TO GET YOUR ARSE TO THE HYDRO TO SEE MOGWAI IN DECEMBER"
It’s sometimes the case that you don’t appreciate things for what they are, if indeed such things are to be found on your doorstep. I guess music can sometimes be like that, and maybe sometimes in Scotland we take it for granted just how rich, varied and profound the music scene is in the country, […]Read more "HOW ‘THE SAD’ TRAVEL: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A TWILIGHT SAD FAN ACROSS THE GLOBE"
The ambitious, long awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s iconic 1982 film Blade Runner landed upon us last week to much (justified) fanfare and excitement from the film-going community. Denis Vilnueve’s Blade Runner 2049, set 30 years after the first film, is a neo-noir visual feast, a tour-de-force that manifests and develops like a well-aged single […]Read more "REPLICANTS, FLYING MOTORS AND WHISKY: THE SCOTTISH INFLUENCES THAT PERMEATE THE CINEMATIC WORLD OF BLADE RUNNER"
Out of London’s DIY scene has flourished a band in Ulrika Spacek that have engineered a mesmerizing, fuzz-driven, avant rock sound that pierces the skin and cuts deep. Having released debut long play The Album Paranoia (Tough Love Records) in early 2016 to widespread acclaim, the Berlin-born, London-based five piece followed it up this year […]Read more "ULRIKA SPACEK interview: “Doing things ourselves is really the only way we know.”"