Category Archives: Reviews (Live)

Live Review: Sleater-Kinney

This review originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on Friday March 27 2015. Sleater-Kinney 02ABC, Glasgow March 25 (Five stars) You wait ten years for a punk-rock revolutionary, and then three come along at once. A decade since Carrie … Continue reading

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Live Review: Kathryn Joseph

This review originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on March 9, 2015. Kathryn Joseph King Tut’s, Glasgow March 5 (Four stars) It is rare to see the King Tut’s stage so barren, or the room so hushed. But you’d … Continue reading

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Live review: St Vincent

This review originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on August 28, 2014. 02ABC, Glasgow (Four stars) As befits a woman who canonised herself in her nom de plume, Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, draws worshippers wherever she roams. And as befits … Continue reading

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Live review: Dolly Parton

This review originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on June 18, 2014. Glasgow SSE Hydro (Five stars) A supreme being with ivory tresses; a subject of global faith and devotion; a paragon of divine simplicity: wise and heavenly and righteous. But … Continue reading

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The 2014 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award

The public vote for this year’s Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award shortlist is now open – it closes at midnight on Wednesday May 28.  Here’s a guide to this year’s longlisted albums, which originally ran in The Herald Newspaper … Continue reading

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Live Review: RM Hubbert

This review originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on January 22, 2014. RM Hubbert, Glasgow Mitchell Library, Jan 20 2014 (Celtic Connections) Glasgow axe-sorcerer RM Hubbert should have been a salesman. “I’ve got a very cute do to feed,” he told … 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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