Author Archives: Nicola Meighan

Interview: Shirley Collins

This interview originally ran as the cover feature of the Herald Arts Magazine on January 28, 2017, under the heading: THE RETURN OF FOLK’S GUIDING LIGHT… For almost 40 years, it seemed as if Shirley Collins had gone to ground. … Continue reading

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Interview: Teenage Fanclub

This article originally ran as a cover feature in the Herald Arts Magazine in December 2016, under the heading AIN’T THAT ENOUGH… The transatlantic rock star’s life is one of rampant hedonism. Take Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake, who recently visited … Continue reading

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Interview: Pixies

This interview originally ran as the Herald Arts Magazine cover feature in September 2016… There is a new photograph of The Pixies, in which they’re flanked by a baying wolf. You wonder whether the creature is fearful, or fiercely protective, … Continue reading

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Interview: Carla Easton (Teen Canteen / ETTE)

This feature originally ran in The Herald Newspaper in January 2017. There’s a state-of-the-art recording studio in an old Leith warehouse. It’s called Tape. The building used to be a brothel, a cork factory and a whisky bond, and in … Continue reading

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Essay: Building Memories

This essay was originally published in Score Tae The Toor: a book and CD project inspired by Concrete Antenna, an environmental art installation housed within an Edinburgh tower, conceived by Rob St John, Tommy Perman and Simon Kirby. Contributors included … Continue reading

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Interview: Bossy Love

This interview originally ran as a Herald Arts magazine cover feature in August 2016. There’s a great 1980s video by The Specials, for their ode to urban discontent, Ghost Town. It sees the ska revivalists crammed in a car, patrolling … Continue reading

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Interview: King Creosote

This feature originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on August 25, 2016. Elton John was bang on, as usual. It really is lonely out in space. Take Major Tom’s solitary tin-can odyssey, or Lou Reed’s forlorn Satellite of Love. … Continue reading

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