Monthly Archives: December 2012

Nick Clegg’s New Year’s Resolutions

In Nick Clegg’s New Year message he promised that “the Liberal Democrats will continue to anchor this Coalition in the centre ground.” It’s a familiar rhetorical theme that Liberal Democrat and Alliance politicians have wheeled out over the last thirty … Continue reading

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Two Gallants, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 30th October 2012

The audience for Two Gallants’ performance in King Tut’s were a literate-looking bunch. Spectacles and beards abounded, as you might expect amongst a group of people who’d come to see a band named after a James Joyce story. The impression … Continue reading

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Interview with Off!, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 21st June 2012

“It’s like this big fucking hairy ball with rubber bands and staples and snow and it’s rolling down the hill and it’s going to crash into your house.” That’s how Keith Morris of legendary hardcore punk band The Circle Jerks … Continue reading

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Interview with Tom Burke from Citizens!, 14th June 2012

Tom Burke of the hotly tipped new indie band Citizens! seems genuinely pleased to be in Glasgow after playing an energetic set in King Tut’s. “There’s a lot of Glasgow heritage in the band in a way. Lawrence’s dad is … Continue reading

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Interview with Andy LaPlegua (Combichrist/Icon of Coil), 26th June 2012

“If you are born you will shit yourself, you will die. That’s the only two things that are for sure.” “You’ll shit yourself?!” So begins one of many exchanges about death during my half hour conversation with Andy LaPlegua – … Continue reading

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Interview with Slam at T in the Park 2012

It’s ten minutes before Slam are due to go on stage and kick off their tent at T in the Park. I’ve just been ushered into a portakabin behind the tent to talk to Slam’s Stuart MacMillan and Orde Meikle. … Continue reading

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The Nightingales, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, 6th June 2012

“Their performances will serve to confirm their excellence when we are far enough distanced from the 1980’s to look at the period rationally and other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans” – John Peel on the Nightingales The … Continue reading

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