The Mill – 14/01/2009 – Òran Mór

January 14th saw Òran Mór host the latest Glasgow date of the Mill series of free gigs for the “best of emerging music”. The Glasgow-based three-piece Foxface played a first set slightly scaled down from their…

The Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion – Domino

Declan McKay It’s hard to know where to begin when reviewing this album; very rarely is this avid music vampire left speechless, but this New York/Washington-based three-piece may as well have sewn my lips shut. ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’, their…

Antony & The Johnsons – The Crying Light – Rough Trade

Catriona Reilly Many people may be familiar with Antony Hegarty’s unusual vocals, albeit unwittingly, through Hercules and Love Affair’s indie club favourite ‘Blind’ or perhaps from Bjork’s ‘Dull Flame of Desire’. His musical endeavours, however, extend further than collaborations…

Again?

Gerry McKeever With the advent of the new year, once again everybody and their neighbour is jumping to make predictions as to who and what is going to be big in music this year.  The BBC has released it’s…

Whose fault is it anyway?

George Binning The current financial climate has become a universal get out of jail free card, flaunted with abandon by all and sundry and allowed to pass, on the whole, unquestioned. With regard to the SNP’s proposal to replace…

The inexperience of a lifetime

James Porteous The news of a sharp fall in the level of graduate recruitment for the coming year, while worrying, is certainly far from surprising in the current financial climate. Following on from previous warnings that students graduating this…