Are You From The Future? – Spearmint

Are You From The Future? – Spearmint

You love Spearmint. I doubt you were hip enough to have paid attention to "Songs for the Colour Yellow" back in 1998 but in the post-Britpop fug of 1999 you would definitely have been roused from the musical coma of your life by the sun-kissed, sun blessed, sun bleached gorgeousness of "We're Going Out" which [...]

JoJo Siwa – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

JoJo Siwa – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

"No worldly success can compensate for failure in the home." (David O. McKay) Happiness. Such an elusive thing. It can come in the form of a kind word, an arm around your shoulder, a song playing on the radio, the kiss of the sun, a favourite television show, time with loved ones, a chocolate biscuit...the [...]

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), [...]

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 [...]

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

It's so easy to laugh It's so easy to hate It takes guts to be gentle and kind ("I Know It's Over", Morrissey/Marr) ...thou shalt love one another (Matthew 22:39, King James Bible) "The fat one is repulsive" "Go kill yourself" "Fat singing whale" (Anonymous, Twitter)   Let's start with this; the world is full [...]

Strange One

Strange One

This is the sound of youth. Frantic. Frenetic. Furious. Frenzied. Fast. Flirtatious. Fabulous. I know. You are just like me and your youth was rarely, if ever, any of those things...at least not for any extended period of time.  In truth my own adolescence was a messy blend of acne, angst, anxiety and self-loathing.  These [...]