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Roman Road / Marvel Heights / Copper Lungs @ Nice & Sleazy


Turnkey Music is a Glasgow based collective specialising in PR, tour bookings and promotions and tonight they host a pre-launch night in Glasgows original hipster hive, Nice & Sleazy.

Now, what exactly is a pre-launch? A cynical, marketing view w....

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BATTLE OF THE BANDS - QMU 22ND MARCH


You never know quite to expect when reviewing a battle night, easily ranging from a flat dwelling keyboard soloist to a full band on the edge of greatness. Thankfully here we have a good line up of local bands each with their own unique styles

Fir....

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Fatherson - First Born


I have always hated the phrase “buzz bands” or any variation of this when describing emerging talent but an exception must be made for Kilmarnock’s Fatherson as it has been a long time since a band has created such a stir within the Scottish new musi....

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The OK Social Club - The Shape of Things to Come


The OK Social Club have been creating a little buzz around certain circles for a while thanks to their brilliant tight live performances of catchy guitar pop with a slightly punk edge.

The band have taken their time with their debut release The Sh....

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Brother - Your First Mistake


There’s definitely a plethora of bands involved in the Scottish scene at the moment that listen to a couple of Alexisonfire records and attempt to completely replicate their Canadian Post-Hardcore counterparts, usually with a hilarious outcome. There....

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The Scottish Alternative Music Awards, Garage, 01/03/2012


As I slalomed in and out of the litter of disposable plastic pint glasses strewn around the floor of the Garage at the finale of the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, the Latin philosopher Marcus Tullius Ciceros sentiment of nihil admirari seized my....

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The Stranglers - O2 Academy 3/3/2012


The O2 Academy fills with a boisterous Saturday night crowd full of revelry and abandon. Both die-hard fans and those only recently dedicated to the iconic group are drawn in to soak up every moment of this bombastic gig.

Mike Marlin has the diff....

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Scroobius Pip and B. Dolan - The Arches 29/02/2012


Vibrant, visceral sounds fill up the cavernous underbelly of the Arches tonight and a tangible sense of antagonistic ire pervades. An English and American aural assault is forged in the heated atmosphere and purposefully delivered to the gathered cro....

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