Review: Fightstar at O2 ABC

After returning from a hiatus of four years, Fightstar’s tenth anniversary tour marked a significant step for the band’s career, reviving their colourful past and paving a new way into the ever-changing realm of modern alternative…

Motor City Drum Ensemble

I had planned to begin this review with an analogy about how apt it is – given the collective preoccupation with zombies and the like over the last few years – that Motor City…

Review: Decemberists

I waited, with quaking, knee-knocking-and-head-fuzzy earnest for The Decemberists to take the stage; an anticipation that reverberated unanimously throughout the room. The O2 Academy in Glasgow — a venue that seemed impossibly large to this small…

Foy Vance: ‘Live at Bangor Abbey’

In 2013, the Glasgow Guardian interviewed Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance prior to the release of his album ‘Joy of Nothing’. Two years later, and Vance is going from strength to strength. His music,…

Petty crime?

Sam Smith was the big winner at the Grammys this month. As well as the awards for best pop vocal album and best new artist, he took home two of the most prestigious prizes,…