Music Archives - The Glasgow Guardian



Big City: big excitement in the lead up to Glasgow’s newest festival

7th March 2024

A curated experience showcasing independent talent – Glasgow’s newest festival is simply unmissable.  Taking place this summer, Big City is the freshest festival due to hit Glasgow’s music scene. Highly anticipated by gig goers across the country, a special day-long, music-packed spectacle will take place at Queen’s Park in the Southside on Saturday 29 June. ...


The mystique of unreleased music

15th February 2024

A trip into the alternative reality of unreleased music. While leaked music isn’t anything new, the digital age has made sharing it much easier, making artists much more vulnerable to musical theft. This can have detrimental effects on the artist, as it is often work that is unfinished, being ruined as a result of being ...


A curation of musical insanity

15th February 2024

Our culture editor, Morgan, delves into the depths of music for a list of insane recommendations. Just look at that album cover. What are you expecting to hear when you press play? This is the last studio album by cult prog/punk heroes Cardiacs, who started in the 1970s and remained for over 20 years the ...


Pitchfork’s slow death is a bad omen for music

15th February 2024

Music Editor Dan Brophy analyses what effect Pitchfork becoming part of GQ magazine might have on the music world at large. On January 17 2024, it was announced that online music publication Pitchfork would be folded into GQ men’s magazine, an outlet of its parent company, Condé Nast. GQ’s leading content creator, the fire-breathing dragon ...


Review: The Big Moon at SWG3

29th January 2024

The Big Moon bring indie euphoria to SWG3. Indie rock band the Big Moon began their UK tour with a sold-out show at Glasgow’s SWG3 on 10 December. This was the last of a series of tours to promote their latest album, Here Is Everything, and it was an unmissable experience for long-time fans and ...


Review: Ray Chen and the RSNO at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

24th January 2024

Chen’s beautiful sound costs him his music. The concerto has not always been the most well-respected medium for a demonstration of a musician’s overall ability. In the early 19th century, the Philharmonic Society of London temporarily barred concertos from performances, on the grounds of providing the “best and most approved instrumental music.” There was a ...


Joerg Widmann: Danse Macabre

24th January 2024

Defying all expectations, Widmann puts on a dazzlingly subversive performance. On the afternoon of October 26, I had the pleasure of going along to one of the Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s afternoon concerts. The diverse programme of these concerts are worth looking out for; each costs only £6 for under 26’s, students, and the unemployed. They ...


Review: Inhaler at the Barrowlands

24th January 2024

A night of fluorescent reminiscence. As the support act finishes, fans rush to grab one final pint of Tennent’s or linger in the painfully long line for the ladies’ bathroom; the crowd anxiously form under the square studded ceiling, singing along to the La’s “There She Goes”. Under red lights, Inhaler take to the stage, ...


A review: Jockstrap at Glasgow Classic Grand

28th November 2023

It was perhaps the most Jockstrap thing ever… They’ve just opened for Blur at Wembley, have over two-hundred thousand monthly Spotify listeners, have an album shortlisted for a Mercury Prize and they still choose a tiny, intimate, bizarre 500-person venue on Glasgow’s energetic Jamaica Street to kick start their tour. The venue usually hosts a ...


Daft Punk: A Retrospective

28th November 2023

A love letter to “dafty punky thrash”. Forming in 1993 and disbanding in 2021, Daft Punk gifted the world 4 studio albums, 2 live albums, a soundtrack album, and two films. The impact the robots have had on both music and the wider world is difficult to explain. The duo sold over 10 million records ...