Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream – Domino

Catriona Reilly From a glance at the nauseatingly 80s, Siegfried and Roy-esque album cover of Empire of The Sun’s forthcoming release of ‘Walking on a Dream’, you get a fair idea of what might follow sonically. This album is…

There’s bin a murrdurr

Oisín Kealy For me, Kylie Minogue has made no greater contribution to music than with her death. This is not proposed derisively; for the hit machine she proved herself to be through much of this decade, I cannot deny…

Bands on the brink

Oisín Kealy and James Porteous take a look at a smattering of new musical talent in Scotland In recent times, Scotland has managed to develop an insatiable habit of producing great bands with almost mundane predictability. Last year saw…

Low frequency delights

Aron Sidhu Ever since I got into drum and bass and properly arrived on the scene, I believed that DnB had something that other electronic music lacked. Its advantage lay in the immense range of music that fell under…

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…

Off the cuff with Mr. Scruff

… sits down with British DJ Mr. Scruff to discuss a love of tea, six-hour sets and the state of modern music Andy Carthy (aka Mr Scruff) is generally recognised as one of the foremost exponents…

At Death Cab’s door

Unashamed fan Crystal Chesters flags down Jason McGerr from Death Cab in Edinburgh for a chat Death Cab for Cutie were originally a preppy indie band from Seattle, whose melodic, poetic songs about being clever and confused attracted a…