Monthly Archives: December 2013

Interview: King Creosote

This article originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on December 27, 2013, under the headline ROYAL RENAISSANCE SPARKING CREATIVITY FOR KING CREOSOTE. It was the worst of times, it was the best of times. It was the spring of … Continue reading

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Interview: Chvrches

This article originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on 18 December, 2013. What a difference a “V” makes. Last year, a covert Glasgow trio called Churches released a thrilling synth-dirge, Lies. It sounded like Robyn, Tubeway Army and Erasure’s … Continue reading

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Interview: Deacon Blue

(Photo: Nick Ponty) This interview originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on Dec 14, 2013.  DEACON BLUE: RETURN TO CRANE TOWN Here’s the way he’d tell the story. There’s a man in a Glasgow institution. He’s sat with his … Continue reading

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Interview: RM Hubbert

In September of this year, RM Hubbert released his third solo album, Breaks & Bone: the final instalment in what he wryly termed The Ampersand Trilogy. I spoke to him about the album for The Herald (it ran on Dec … Continue reading

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Interview: James Grant (Love and Money)

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on November 29, 2013. The Beatles were wrong. James Grant was right. All you need is love… and money. In 1986, Grant’s Glasgow soul-pop poets Love and Money issued a debut … Continue reading

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