Monthly Archives: March 2011

Scottish Pop Song of the Day #33

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Bats in the Attic (2011) I don’t think I’ll ever get over this song. I don’t think I can write about it. I did, however, recently interview King Creosote and Jon Hopkins about their collaboration on ‘Diamond … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #32

Sons & Daughters – Silver Spell (2011) I have this recollection of what I think was Sons & Daughters‘ first-ever gig. (Please correct me if I’m wrong). They were playing with Arab Strap at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy in Glasgow, it must … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #31

Lungleg – Right Now Baby! (1997) When I wrote about Gilded Lil a while back, I noted a dearth of online evidence with regard to many Central Belt mid-nineties DIY bands and labels. We’re talking largely pre-internet, of course, so this isn’t all that surprising, … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #30

The Pastels – Crawl Babies (1987) “I want to build her up, up as tall as a church, just to watch her, just to watch her falling down…” Today dawned with some tantalising indie-pop gossip, courtesy of Twitter. The Pastels, our beloved … Continue reading

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Is SXSW always the best direction for Scottish bands?

Here’s a link to a feature I wrote for The Herald, which considers the value of Texas music industry trade fair SXSW (South by Southwest) to Scottish artists.

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Scottische Pop Song of the Day #29

FOUND – Shallow (2011) Today sees the release of FOUND‘s excellent long-player, ‘factorycraft’. I reviewed the Edinburgh art-pop collective’s third studio missive for The List here, but my word count was breached before I could articulate my greatest wish. That is, … Continue reading

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Some interviews, reviews etc

Here are a few links to recent interviews I’ve done with The View’s Kyle Falconer (The Herald), Janelle Monae (The Herald), James Blake (The Herald), Katy B (The Herald) and Teddy Thompson (The Herald). And some live reviews of Kid … Continue reading

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