Monthly Archives: January 2016

Interview: Emma Pollock

This feature originally ran in The Herald Arts (Scotland) on January 23, 2016… Emma Pollock has long written songs for wonders that we cannot touch. She serenaded chemical reactions – light and heat; smoke and sound – on her 2007 … Continue reading

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From the archives: Donovan interview

This article first appeared in The Herald Arts magazine (Scotland) in May 2015 Donovan and I are holding hands over coffee in the Glasgow sun. We’re sat so close our legs entwine as he sings me a song he once … Continue reading

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Interview: BMX Bandits

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on December 30, 2015 In 1986, indie magazine Sounds reviewed the debut single from BMX Bandits. “Indigestably sickly sweet,” they wrote of the Bellshill sunshine-pop rabble’s inaugural seven-inch, E102. “These BMX … Continue reading

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Interview: Julia Holter

This article originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) in November 2015. We always speak after the leaves have fallen. The first time was in 2012, while she was doing her thanksgiving shopping. As she traipsed LA’s supermarket aisles, Californian … Continue reading

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Interview: The Spook School

This interview originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) in October 2015. Edinburgh power-pop rabble The Spook School are chronicling the rock ‘n’ roll carnage that beset the making of their second album. “We got a hotel room near our … Continue reading

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Interview: FOUND

This article originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) in October 2015. In the beginning, there were five. That was before the robots came. That was before art-pop collective FOUND spawned a cyborg plant orchestra in a hothouse; sired a … Continue reading

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Single / EP reviews: HQFU, The Van T’s, Hector Bizerk, United Fruit, Songs of Separation.

This article originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on December 18, 2015. As the pop prophet Axl Rose almost said, nothing lasts forever, even cold December rain. But while it pours, let’s stay indoors, with songs to nurse our … Continue reading

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