The Murder Capital – Mash House, Edinburgh 15/10/19

The Murder Capital – Mash House, Edinburgh 15/10/19

The air hangs heavy, not like dulling wine, but with a nervous anticipation. The Murder Capital are here, lurking, looming, living somewhere close to us. They are already provoking a fevered energy, invoking memories of bands and pop culture moments most of the audience are too young to remember. This feels like...something. I am nothing. [...]

Louder Than Words Festival

Louder Than Words Festival

Just think about this for a second. There is a place where you can listen to post-punk, pop 'n' roll, soul boy and survivor Edwyn Collins discuss his life and work as well as hear him perform a song or two. There is a place where you can hear Dr Beate Peter (Lapsed Clubber Project), [...]

Hope is important

Are you OK? It's OK to be...not OK. It all sounds a bit slight, possibly even trite, doesn't it? Are you OK? But, very many of us are not OK. All of us have moments of feeling down, confused, anxious, worried and unhappy and those moments can be very troubling. Thankfully they pass very quickly. [...]

In Response To…

In Response To…

"I disassociated myself from that very early on, as soon as I saw what I saw as becoming this kind of laddish, jingoistic, cartoon happening, which became Britpop, I very quickly distanced Suede from that...I saw what was happening with Britpop and, for me, it felt quite distasteful.  It felt nationalistic, it felt like there [...]

T-Rex – Dandy in the Underworld

T-Rex – Dandy in the Underworld

He loved to boogie. He got it on. He could bang a gong. He was a cosmic dancer. He was a John Temple Boy. He was a rocker. He was an original Mod. He was a face. He was the 20th century boy. He was Marc Bolan. Bolan remains one of the most iconic figures [...]