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. [...]

Signal – Automatic

Signal – Automatic

Bend the knee. Bow your head. Give thanks. The best album of 2019 has arrived. After the thrills, spills and dizzy delights of "Calling It", "Too Much Money" and"Mind Your Own Business" earlier this year the Holy Trinity of electro-pop/art who are, collectively, Automatic now present their debut long player and, to be blunt with [...]

Wilderness – Jade Jackson (ANTI)

Wilderness – Jade Jackson (ANTI)

After being baptised by John the Baptist, Jesus went to the wilderness to fast and pray. For forty days and forty nights he denied himself food. His body grew weak. As he did so he was confronted by Satan who attempted to use his weakness to tempt the Son of God to err from that [...]

Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey

Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey

Norman Rockwell. An artist who was, in his lifetime, dismissed by "serious" critics. His willingness to produce work for the mass market, including for the likes of Coca-Cola saw him treated with a barely concealed contempt by the people who matter...or who like to tell others how much they matter. Kenneth Williams once shared a [...]

Bad Luck Party – Miss June

Bad Luck Party – Miss June

"Anarchy can only be about a girl" A riot. Not exclusively a teenage riot but, instead, a riot for the age and for all ages. A blistering fusion of noise and melody, of rage and some form of romance, of chaos and beauty. In short "Bad Luck Party" is the stuff that dreams are made [...]