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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: The Pictish Trail

This article originally ran in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on Thursday Jan 3, 2013.  Rarely do pop interviews occur amid hen-keeping, fire-building and trough-knocking. But The Pictish Trail, alias Johnny Lynch, is not your regular pop artist. Based on a … Continue reading

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Interview: Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains

This article originally appeared in The Herald Newspaper (Scotland) on January 9 2012, under the heading CELEBRATING A NEW ENTENTE MUSICALE. (Francois and the Atlas Mountains – Les Plus Beaux)  French pop is not lacking in kaleidoscopic characters. There are … Continue reading

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The Majestic Ascent of Kid Canaveral

This is the unedited version of the Kid Canaveral feature which ran in The Herald newspaper (Scotland) on Tuesday May 31. The stars aligned around St Andrews in the summer of 2001. It was then that a quiet-spoken girl from England … Continue reading

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Diamond Mine – The Quietus Out-takes

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins Interview I recently interviewed King Creosote and Jon Hopkins about their lovely album, ‘Diamond Mine’, for The Quietus: you can read the feature here. Both parties were very generous with their time, however, and I got loads … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #23

Iona Marshall v FOUND – Johnny I Can’t Walk the Line (2011) FOUND are getting everyone’s knickers in a twist with their forthcoming album, factorycraft (Chemikal Underground), and rightly so. I’ve written an as-yet unpublished review so will hold off … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #16

Kid Canaveral – So Close To Beautiful (2007) At the risk of coming on all Kid Canaveral obscurist, this B-side to the loveable indie-mob’s debut single, Smash Hits, is an absolute belter – and my only slight (and I mean … Continue reading

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