Happy 10th Anniversary Òran Mór!

13th October 2005 was my first experience of Glasgow’s Òran Mór. Myself and 2 friends went to see Tom Vek and luckily we caught the support artist Beerjacket. I don’t recall a stage at that point, but I do remember standing with my pals and our mouths were wide open for most of the gig.…

Gig Recommendation: Happyness

Happyness released their debut album Weird Little Birthday on June 16th. Having caused quite a lot of excitement with their fuzzy-edged sound echoing the sentiments of bands such as Sebadoh and Pavement, this is definitely a great opportunity to check them out. Tonight they hit Bar Bloc and it is FREE. THE GIG IS FREE.…

The Say Award

The Say Award is almost here, tomorrow from 8pm the ceremony will kick off at Glasgow’s Barrowlands and we are really looking forward to it this year. I think when an idea like this continues to evolve then you will get various positives and negatives directed. There is also a shitty mentality that as something…

Wickerman Festival: goNorth Stage Announced!

Every year we attend Wickerman Festival, we stick mainly to 2 stages. The Solus Tent and goNorth Stage. The stages run in tandem which is fantastic, because you can see a stellar amount of artists play. The line-up has been announced for the goNorth Stage and features a number of the musicians that played the…

Phoria – Emanate (Turle Rework)

I have come to the realisation that everything that Turtle a.k.a Jon Cooper touches will probably eventually make my Song of the Day. Now don’t get wrong, the original is beautiful. The vocal on Phoria’s original alone is one of the most soothing things I have heard. Also the cluster percussion (mainly finger clicks and…

goNorth Must See Live Bands

I will keep it short and simple. If you are not familiar with Scotland and you are visiting goNorth then these are my ten artists/bands/musicians that you must see live. For full timetables for showcases visit: www.gonorthfestival.co.uk Hector Bizerk An excellent example of how hard work can benefit. Not only that, Audrey and Louie are…