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,…

Relentless: Book Review

A great deal more than a Holocaust story Fatelessness is powerful, carefully presented concentration camp fiction. Dreadful though the story is, it is a masterly, subtle and constantly surprising novel, told through a narrator…