FROM SPANISH BROTHEL TO BREXIT COMMENTARY: HOW BANKSY’S JOURNEY FROM OBSCURITY TO OMNIPRESENCE ACTS AS METAPHOR FOR THE CURRENT CLIMATE CONCERNING BRITAIN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH EUROPE

Like all careers of note, there’s always a starting point. An apprenticeship of sorts learning the tools of their chosen trade, far away from the bright lights and big bank balances that come later on as a byproduct of fame. And in the art world, that can mean years developing their craft, one where talent […]

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STAG & DAGGER: ONCE AGAIN DELIVERING A DATE NOT TO MISS ON THE GLASGOW MUSIC CALENDAR

Stag & Dagger’s annual multi-venue music festival returned to Glasgow’s very own version of the Vegas strip in Sauchiehall St on Sunday, promising a multi-faceted mix of live sounds from national and international acts. Having been a fixed date on the social calendar since its inauguration back in 2009, admittedly, this year’s line up seemed […]

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FROM THE VAULTS: THE TWILIGHT SAD’S JAMES GRAHAM ON NEW YORK POSTERS, GLASGOW CROWDS AND UNFULFILLED DREAMS

18th October, 2015 Things really can’t get much bigger for The Twilight Sad at the moment, with, in the past few weeks, press coverage of the band at breaking point. Currently supporting Editors on their European tour – which includes a date at the 18,000 capacity Palais 12 in Brussels – the band have just […]

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9 recent moments when Glasgow’s status as one of the world’s coolest music cities was put in jeopardy

Off the back of the hugely successful BBC 6 Music Festival which took over the city, Glasgow is currently showcasing as clean a bill of health as it has ever had musically speaking. And with a seemingly never ending conveyor belt of talent coming out of the city, it’s position at the forefront of the […]

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THE RETURN OF MOGWAI: STUART BRAITHWAITE SPEAKS ABOUT ALBUM NUMBER 9 AND THEIR UPCOMING WORLD TOUR.

“We just announced a tour with 15 dates in the US  and there is some guy who has left a comment on our Instagram profile saying, you guys coming to the States?. Some folk are proper nuts.” Thus starts a sit-down chat with Stuart Braithwaite, guitarist of Mogwai, Scotland’s uncrowned kings of the post-rock music […]

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41 bands that illustrate just how ridiculously good Glasgow’s current music scene is.

One of the best moments of Lost In France, Niall McCann’s stellar, sepia-toned documentation of the Scottish indie music scene in the early 90’s, comes from the mouth of a Frenchman, David Sosson. It was David who invited a large chunk of the bands that made up Glasgow’s DIY music scene over to his hometown […]

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MAEZTRO URBANO: THE HONDURAN GRAFFITI ARTIST WHO DODGES BULLETS IN THE NAME OF STREET ART

The sprawling, dynamic metropolis of Tegucigalpa nestles within a spectacular valley, surrounded by forested hills, and yet foreign visitors to Honduras’ largest and most populous city are notable in their absence. For here, looks can be deceiving. Look underneath the surface and you’ll find a city choked by its suffocating pollution and, more importantly, its […]

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