Monthly Archives: July 2013

Interview: Mogwai / Douglas Gordon

I recently interviewed Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite and visual artist / film director Douglas Gordon about Zidane, art, music, and more for The Quietus – you can read it here. Advertisements

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Interview: Howie Reeve

This article originally appeared in The Herald newspaper (Scotland) on July 26, 2013. You draw conclusions when you’re listening to music. You may deduce, for example, that an unplugged bass mantra called Stalks and Stems on Howie Reeve’s debut solo … Continue reading

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James Yorkston on Beck’s Song Reader

This article originally ran in The Herald newspaper (Scotland) on July 2, 2013. Last year, US pop pioneer Beck issued a radical new album via the au courant manuscript format. Entitled Song Reader, and almost a decade in the making, the … Continue reading

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Interview: Shangaan Electro

This article originally appeared in The Herald newspaper (Scotland) on July 12, 2013. It is, they say, all in the waist. Ladies: fling your head to the heavens and flail one leg at terminal velocity. Gents: sling an animal hide … Continue reading

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Interview: Jazzateers

This article originally appeared in The Herald newspaper (Scotland) on June 26, 2013. Glasgow twang-punk rodeos Jazzateers were the ultimate Postcard Records band. The Glasgow arch-pop gunslingers were the final conscripts to Horne’s Postcard imprint – legendary home of Orange … Continue reading

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Interview: Lloyd Cole

This article originally appeared in The Herald newspaper (Scotland) on June 21, 2013, under the heading HAIL THE ROCK STALWART WHO IS MAINTAINING HIGH STANDARDS. Lloyd Cole has created some of pop music’s most conspicuous scenarios. Over 30 years, his … Continue reading

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Admiral Fallow, The Twilight Sad and the RSNO: Rocking in the Aisles.

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on Friday, July 5th 2013. Rock ‘n’ roll uproar and monastic ambience rarely make for exultant bedfellows. But the twain are set to harmonise at Paisley Abbey on October 14, when … Continue reading

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