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Album Review: mastersystem – Dance Music

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News: Frightened Rabbit announce The First Incident Festival plus tour news

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New Music: Mogwai, Every Country’s Sun

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Sudanese/Scottish artist Eliza Shaddad has just released her album ‘The Woman I Want’ – an epic collection of deeply personal anthems infused with a melancholia and bittersweet taste. The songs are carried by her velvet golden vocals and shimmering instrumentation. Above all, Shaddad displays a well-honed song writing craft filled with celestial melodies and heart-on-her-sleeve …

Formed in the early days of the March 2020 lockdown as an online collaborative project, it took until their first gig for Fraser and Amelia – otherwise known as Midnight Ambulance – to decide on that name and give their new venture a serious go. In February, they released debut single ‘Black Gloves’, and shared …

Glaswegian Charlie Clark is building up a magnificent body of work in anticipation of his newly announced album ‘Late Night Drinking’, accompanied by the release of the title track. We’ve already swooned with admiration for his previously released tracks ‘Don’t Have A Cow‘, ‘A Bridge To Your Idol‘ and ‘No Big Deal‘, and the new …

IF YOU’RE a gig veteran, whichever your chosen poison in terms of bands or genres, I bet you can in one sphere break down your gig experiences thus. Some bands you see – maybe that upcoming, hotly tipped support, you turn to your friends at the end of the night and say: “Yeah, quite fun …

YOU’LL never be able to accuse Kevin Allan, the creative force behind Scottish folk outfit Fair Mothers, of dashing off a quick, vapid pop hit for the lulz.  That isn’t to say he isn’t capable – the musicianship he presents is deep and adept; but whereas for some music is a career, for Kevin, it’s …

Edinburgh’s Pilotcan has just released their fifth album ‘No More Shan Goodbyes’ and it is an absolute delight. Bringing together elements of nineties low-fi simplicity with a touch of eighties pop grunge, the common thread is a bunch of haunting, wistful intelligent songs. Of the album, front man Keiron Mellotte notes that he was writing …

Modern Studies’ first album was a lovely pastoral piece of folk-pop, built up around the sound of an old harmonium. Since then seemingly every hipster-Adam-Boyle-type has got themsleves a harmonium, and so it’s good to hear Modern Studies filling out their sound more. The vibe is still relatively downbeat, but trombones and strings are more …

‘Dance Songs’ is the fantastic debut album from mastersystem, an indie supergroup of brothers. The band consists of Scott Hutchinson and Grant Hutchinson from Frightened Rabbit, Justin Lockey from Editors and his brother James Lockey from Minor Victories who have come together to produce something that has its own unique identity. ‘Dance Music’ is far …

Oh bollocks. I lack the vocabulary to do justice to this record. Any knowledge of minimalism I have is, well, minimal. That BBC4 documentary a few weeks back was enough to whet the appetite and draw out the musical and historical threads between things instinctively liked over the years. From the more direct lines running …

Brilliant Scottish band, Frightened Rabbit, has announced the launch of their very own curated festival, The First Incident on June 1 at SWG3 Galvanizers Yard in Glasgow. This is intended to be the beginning of a regular summer event and sees Frightened Rabbit, Hookworms, Be Charlotte & Dama Scout all confirmed to play along with …