Dead Fly Buchowski's Roddy Campbell on Glasgow's music scene: “It’s so far removed from A&R no-one’s really trying to copy sounds or jump on bandwagons. The bands coming through are all different ”
Jim Gellatly on chatting with Idlewild: “Sorry to the indie purists out there, but the Idlewild of today is a far more complete musical entity. Thankfully the rough edges are still there, and Warnings / Promises is as exciting a listen as Captain was, just more mature..”
Riley from Aberfeldy on Belle and Sebastian comparisons: “Until we were given a bunch of their CDs by Rough Trade we had never heard them.”
Stuart Glen of Inch Blue on their contemporaries: “We can't help feeling that bands like Interpol have almost stolen our thunder - ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ was the kind of stuff I was writing back in Dundee and I got called a goth for it!”
Le Reno Amps on their varied musical influences: “We're more into 'songs than genre's and the mix-tape sound is what we were aiming at.”
Earsugar Records' Jay Ahern on their 'Jukebox' series: “The sad truth is that i have a fascination of old jukeboxes, seebergs, rock-o-la's...”
Plus: live reviews of 30-plus acts including:
Interpol, whose set at Glasgow Academy shows "why REM are such big fans: it’s the sort of sweeping art-rock elegy Stipe and co used to do so well..”
At Creeping Bent's 10th Anniversary show at Mono: 'Jay Sansfield’s tunes are in tEMt style: dips, characterised by soaring vocals which swoop Beach Boys-style, and meandering and jerky rhythms which make his sound unique. Rather like his label, in fact.”
The Magnificents perform at Edinburgh's new night HERE: “Tearing through their set at Mach three, it’s electro punk as it should only ever be- savage, ear splitting and more edgy than… well, something really fucking edgy. If they don’t break in a big way soon there’s truly something wrong with music. ”
and our new-look albums review summary section with easy-for-the-hard-of-thinking star reviews of over 100 record reviews: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, The Pictish Trail, Death In Vegas, Low, Midnight Movies, Sam Prekop, Trembling Blue Stars, Magnolia Electric Company, The Decider, Luna, Laurent Garnier, Lemon Jelly, Maple... and a fistful of demos rated,plus news, upcoming events...
and as if that wasn't enough - a FREE CD !!!
with:Flaming Stars, My Latest Novel , Josephine, Saint Judes Infirmary, El Hombre Trajeado, Luxury Car, Telemachus, Jay Sansfield, Giant Haystacks & Misty’s Big Adventure
And, of course, our 100 Greatest Scottish albums in the World, Ever! vote - Will it be Belle and Sebastian, Travis, The Stretcheads, or Arab Strap. Or even someone else? Only you can decide.