Marion – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, 16/11/18

Marion – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, 16/11/18

It seems like a long time ago now. All of it. "Violent Men" for the first time. The Melody Maker tour at the Garage on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow. Supporting Morrissey, specifically at the Civic Hall in Motherwell. Buying "This World and Body" from Sleeves in Kirkcaldy. Somehow getting a promo copy of "Miyako Hideaway". [...]

I Dreamed a Dream…James T in the Park, 2014

I Dreamed a Dream…James T in the Park, 2014

YouTube is a wonderful and dangerous space. Hours and hours of learning available to everyone with an internet connection. A tool as revolutionary as the Gutenberg press. Instant access to lectures, presentations, debates and discussions, news and information from around the world and from across the decades. Astonishing. Mainly I use it for watching footage [...]

Lose Himself, Lose Himself in London – Star Shaped, Brixton Academy, 29/9/18

Lose Himself, Lose Himself in London – Star Shaped, Brixton Academy, 29/9/18

I've been inside the famous Brixton Academy for less than three minutes before I meet Nick and Statto, legends (in their own ways), of the Britpop Revival Show on Phonic FM.  Nick, of course, is the host of the show...spinning Britpop classic after Britpop classic every week while Statto is the Raymond Babbitt-esque Twitter star [...]

Star Shaped

Star Shaped

  I've arrived at the O2 Academy in Glasgow at a little after one thirty.  As I make my way from the car park at the nearby "clockwork orange" underground I have to weave my way through supporters of one of the two big teams in Glasgow.  This, as any resident of this "no mean [...]

Liam Gallagher, TRNSMT Festival Glasgow

Liam Gallagher, TRNSMT Festival Glasgow

***I didn't attend this show. This review is constructed entirely around the television broadcast. Unlike some "real" journalists I'm being honest!*** You know Liam Gallagher right? Lead singer with the biggest British band since...well, pick a date. Style icon. Mouth. Legend. Inspiration. His entrance to the stage here is familiar to those who have seen [...]