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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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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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Live Review, Neneh Cherry (Glasgow SWG3)

This review originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) Neneh Cherry SWG3, Glasgow January 30 (Five Stars) What a difference a year makes. Last February, Neneh Cherry released Blank Project, her first solo album in almost two decades, and a … Continue reading

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Interview: Jim White and George Xylouris (Xylouris White)

This Article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on November 25, 2014. There is a rumour that drummer Jim White has been attending Greek dance lessons. “I read that too, but it’s not true – I haven’t been learning … Continue reading

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Live review: Honeyblood (Old Hairdressers, Glasgow)

This article originally appeared in The Herald newspaper (Scotland). July 14 (Five stars) As debut album launches go, noise-pop duo Honeyblood’s homecoming gig will take some beating. “This is the room where it all started two years ago,” mused vocalist … Continue reading

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Interview: Two Wings

This article originally ran in The Herald newspaper (Scotland) on June 13, 2014. Two Wings vocalist Hanna Tuulikki is discussing Peace/Fear, the opening track on the Glasgow folk-rockers’ new album, A Wake. “Somebody said it’s a cross between Kate Bush … Continue reading

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Album review: The Phantom Band, Strange Friend (Chemikal Underground)

An edited version of this review originally ran in The List Magazine, May 2014. (Four stars) Who’d live in a world like this? A democratic world, that is, that’s cast in darkness, fuelled by spuds, roamed by statuesque women and … Continue reading

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