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The Little Kicks - Boxing Clever


There are a few reasons why I rate this album, but the main one is that from the opening bars of lead track ‘Don’t Give Up So Easily’, the mood is set, and for the duration of the alb....

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Stornoway @ King Tuts 13/04/10


As the lights dim in Glasgow’s legendary King Tuts, the buzz from a sold out crowd circles the venue when Stornoway take to the stage for their headlining set. Despite King Tuts being one of the city’s coolest and most respected venues, Stornoway se....

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Alan Mckim, John Rush & The Love Hats, Ewan Butler @ Stereo 16/4/10


Entering the bar at Stereo, I am instantly hit by what I can only describe as a buzz in the air. It seems for all the world like half of Paisley might actually be in here! This, you see, is a big night for Alan Mckim; the launch gig for his debut EP ....

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Alan McKim - The Law Of Attraction


Alan Mckim – The Law Of Attraction

Given his precocious songwriting talent, followers of Alan Mckim on the Glasgow live circuit over the last few years will perhaps be surprised by the quantity of this, his debut release. The three songs Alan has ....

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The Ray Summers, Vigo Thieves, Dave? @ King Tut’s, 9/4/10


A bit of background research gave me the impression that this was going to be a busy night at King Tut’s. I’m paraphrasing here, but if you have blown Paulo Nutini off the stage in front of 20 thousand people, as The Ray Summers, according to one obs....

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THISFAMILIARSMILE - Red Wine


Since the release of their 2008 EP "What kind of monster am I ?" Glasgow/Ayr four piece ThisFamilarSmile have been on a fast track to success.Not only have they gained a massive fan base but have toured the UK and parts of Europe playing festivals a....

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Tragic OHara - Keep On Keeping On


Preaching to the Choir starts off proceedings. Slow, reverb laden drums swamps the room as guitar, piano and strings seep in before OHaras vocals stretch out; slighlty distant, yelping and helpless. The vocals blend in with the mass of other instrume....

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The LaFontaines EP


The LaFontaines are a quintet hailing from Lanarkshire. They have an impressive catalogue of followers, critical acclaim and some impressive support slots under their belt. This genre-blending quintet have alot to deliver with this new EP. Lets see i....

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Kitty the Lion Cryptic Nights Event @CCA5 Thursday 1/04/10


In the magical melting pot that is Glasgow Anna Meldrum found her niche amongst bassist Joe Ratteray, Nick Roan on drums, and later additions Soreen Maclean on guitar and Callum Wiseman on mandolin.And the rest as they is musical history!

Kitty th....

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Schnapps – Crossdresser/More To Life Than Peach



The combined length of this double A-side single from Glasgow band Schnapps just about makes it through the 5 minute mark; more than enough time for this grungy four-piece to get their message across.
Opening track ‘Crossdresser’ will certainly ge....

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