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Album Review: Leather Face – The Stormy Petrel

April 21, 2010
Album Review: Leather Face – The Stormy Petrel

Title: The Stormy Petrel Artist: Leatherface Label: Big Ugly Fish Released: Out Now In one word: Mackemtastic No one’s now listening to punk for originality, or social revolution. No one’s now listening to punk for originality. No one’s now listening to punk. No one’s now listening. If they ever did. I’ll...
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Chuck Ragan Interview – Chuck Speaks About his Music, the upcoming Revival Tour and Hot Water Music

March 4, 2010
Chuck Ragan Interview – Chuck Speaks About his Music, the upcoming Revival Tour and Hot Water Music

Chuck Ragan, of Hot Water Music, and now a distinguished solo singer-songwriter of his own merit, is set to play European and UK tour dates this March, then heads to Australia in April. Music Vice’s Scotland based writer Gavin Leech probed Chuck with some questions about his music and the upcoming...
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Album Review: The Unthanks – Here’s the Tender Coming

February 28, 2010
Album Review: The Unthanks – Here’s the Tender Coming

Title: Here’s the Tender Coming Artist: The Unthanks Label: Rough Trade/EMI Released: 2 March 2010 Canada and US (UK 14 September 2009) In one word: Shinemuck This album is one of the more lovely things I’ve ever tried to appraise. The Unthanks manage to pull off the most well-worn melodies and...
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Flight of the Conchords – I Told You I Was Freaky

November 11, 2009
Flight of the Conchords – I Told You I Was Freaky

Title: I Told You I Was Freaky Artist: Flight of the Conchords Label: Sub Pop Released: November 2009 In one word: Deficient There is a special hell for those who analyse comedy as if it added anything to the joke, but with musical comedy I think I’ll risk it – there’s...
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Idlewild with Sparrow and the Workshop at The Warehouse, Aberdeen – Review and Show Photos

November 7, 2009
Idlewild with Sparrow and the Workshop at The Warehouse, Aberdeen – Review and Show Photos

Gig/Concert: Idlewild with Sparrow and the Workshop Venue: Warehouse (formerly Moshulu), Aberdeen, UK Date: 6 November 2009 Headliners: Idlewild In one word: Reminiscent Now here’s an anomalous thing: a wobbleboard in the drum kit; a high, sweet country vocal; a folky milieu and a self-conscious (literally shoegaze) look. Support act Sparrow...
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Pixies at SECC, Glasgow, 4 October 2009 – Show Review and Setlist

October 5, 2009
Pixies at SECC, Glasgow, 4 October 2009 – Show Review and Setlist

Gig/Concert: Pixies at the SECC, Glasgow with Sons and Daughters Venue: SECC, Glasgow, UK Date: 4 October 2009 Headliners: Pixies In one word: Faux-art The gig kicks off and heads south with the distinctive-enough pop goth stylings of Glasgow’s Sons and Daughters. I suppose I should stress: the songs are great;...
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