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 […]Read more "9 recent moments when Glasgow’s status as one of the world’s coolest music cities was put in jeopardy"
“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 […]Read more "THE RETURN OF MOGWAI: STUART BRAITHWAITE SPEAKS ABOUT ALBUM NUMBER 9 AND THEIR UPCOMING WORLD TOUR."
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 […]Read more "41 bands that illustrate just how ridiculously good Glasgow’s current music scene is."
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 […]Read more "MAEZTRO URBANO: THE HONDURAN GRAFFITI ARTIST WHO DODGES BULLETS IN THE NAME OF STREET ART"
There is no one in the history of Glasgow that so symbolises and personifies its charm, edginess, and spirit of creation than Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Rightly heralded as one of the most innovative architects of the 20th century, Mackintosh, in only a few strokes of a brush or pencil, ripped up the design and construction […]Read more "11 reasons why Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a true maverick"
The name Basil Boli conjures up images of a player who headbutted Stuart Pearce in an England v France game at Euro 92 and somehow got away with it, a player who, alongside fellow Frenchman Marcel Desailly, formed the backbone of Marseille’s successful, and ultimately disgraced, team that won the Champions League trophy in 1992/1993. […]Read more "Basile Boli’s header: How Marseille killed the Rangers’ Euro dream"
This coming Tuesday will see the inclusion of a special detail as Real Betis face off against Malaga in La Liga. To celebrate the Day of Andalucia – the region of Spain where both teams call home – Betis will wear their traditional green and white colours but with a difference, swapping their striped jerseys […]Read more "Colours born in Glasgow: How Real Betis became green and white"