OK Button get to the heart of mental health issues on emotive new single ‘Flesh & Blood’. Dream-pop trio OK Button had a dreamy 2018, releasing a couple of breathtaking singles – ‘The Message’ and ‘Beds’ – and rightly garnering a heap of praise. 2019 is looking even better with the release of their stunning …

Photo of Julia Cumming of Sunflower Bean on stage at Glasgow Art School on 26 November 2018

Sunflower Bean blossom on stage in Glasgow performing tracks from their coming of age album ‘Twentytwo in Blue’. “Alright, enough of this silence” shouts vocalist and bassist Julia Cumming to the hushed crowd as Sunflower Bean take to the stage at Glasgow’s recently reopened Art School venue to kick off another night of their extensive …

Album cover artwork for Venom & Faith by Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe have brought the music of their roots bang up to date on progressive third album ‘Venom & Faith’. Larkin Poe, aka Atlanta-born sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, have spent the last eight years releasing music that continues to surpass all expectations. From their ‘Band For All Seasons’ series of four EPs (one for …

Promo image of The Van T's for Suis-Je Cool single

The Van T’s make an explosive return and dedicate their fiery new single – ‘Suis-Je Cool?’ – to all those struggling to fit in. The Van T’s are one of those bands that bring out my greedy side. They release a new single; I want an album. They play a show; I want a tour. …

Promo image of artists in the King's Theatre Glasgow for Celtic Connections 2019

Celtic Connections Festival delivers another exciting line-up of over 300 events featuring musicians from across the globe. After last year’s impressive 25th festival celebrations, when Celtic Connections welcomed over 2,300 artists from over 30 countries and recorded an exceptional 130,000 attendances, the largest winter music festival of its kind continues to grow and diversify. The …

Photo of Del Amitri on stage at Glasgow Barrowlands on 28 July 2018

Del Amitri prove they’re still a hot ticket as they play a scintillating set of live favourites and new material to a sold-out Barrowlands. It’s clear that the weather has changed on this Saturday night in Glasgow – the balmy Scottish summer making way for cool gusts and, appropriately, a hatful of rain. Barrowlands, however, …

Promo image of Del Amitri for 2018 UK tour announcement

Del Amitri are preparing to take to the stage in venues across the UK for the first time in over four years. Del Amitri – Justin Currie (vocals, guitar), Iain Harvie (lead guitar), Andy Alston (keys), Kris Dollimore (guitar) and Ashley Soan (drums) – will embark on their UK tour next month beginning on the …

Tracyanne & Danny album artwork

Tracyanne & Danny’s eponymous debut album couples unblinking reflections on moments in life – and love – with a wonderfully timeless sound. Tracyanne & Danny brings together Tracyanne Campbell and Danny Coughlan. Campbell is the singer and songwriter from the much loved Glaswegian band Camera Obscura. Bristol-based Coughlan is known for his work as Crybaby …

Promo image of Gengahr for Before Sunrise single

Gengahr swiftly follow-up their simply stunning second album with a stripped-back EP and a UK headline tour. Gengahr’s gorgeous second album ‘Where Wildness Grows’ didn’t take long to become rooted in my brain, with its shimmering psychedelic pop soundscapes combined with a lyrical intimacy delivered by Felix Bushe’s amazing voice. So, I’m thrilled that the …

Album artwork for FOR INHUMANITY album by HQFU

HQFU provides the buzzing electro soundtrack to a post-apocalyptic future with new album ‘FOR INHUMANITY’. Soundtracks feel like they are gaining in popularity, particularly those with a retro 80s sound or those huge synthscapes – I’m thinking of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s staggeringly brilliant work for ‘Stranger Things’, Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow’s haunting …