Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Stagger Rats – Mystery Masquerade EP

Edinburgh five-piece The Stagger Rats prefer the road less travelled. After being signed by a Hungarian record label the Scots decamped to the former Eastern bloc to set about recording a debut album of what they describe as ‘psychobilly’ music. … Continue reading

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Bill Wells And Aidan Moffat Win Scottish Album Of The Year

Experienced duo Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat picked up the inaugural Scottish Album Of The Year (SAY) prize at Glasgow’s Film City last night. Their album, Everything’s Getting Older, was selected by a group of 100 industry experts, beating off … Continue reading

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Hero Of The Week – Whoever thought up the SAY Awards

So, Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells won the inaugural Scottish Album Of The Year Award last night. There’s about a million reasons why this is great – it’s beautiful music, it’s distinctive, it wouldn’t win anywhere else – but most … Continue reading

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This Week’s Singles In One Line – 18/6/12

Reverend And The Makers – ‘The Wrestler’ Maybe aye, maybe no. Probably sounds better after a good few pints. Jay-Z And Kayne West – ‘No Church In The Wild’ A quality funk bassline at the start. Quickly downhill after that. … Continue reading

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Review – Primal Scream – Aberdeen Music Hall, 15/6/12 (Hit The Floor)

What do you do when you lose the best bass guitarist of your generation ? If you’re Primal Scream apparently you don’t even break stride. Mani might be back with the Roses but in Debbie Googe (previously of My Bloody … Continue reading

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Heroes Of The Week – Taffy

It’s funny what you find when you’re not really looking. Taffy are a band coming straight out of  Tokyo who play some of the finest Britpop you’re likely to hear. Yes, Britpop. The now much derided sound (sometimes fairly, sometimes … Continue reading

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Facebook Charging Bands For Posts – Well That’ll Be That Then

Mark, what’s happened ? I thought you just wanted to make friends ? Apparently not. Revelations have emerged over the last few weeks that bands now have to either pay to post their status updates on Facebook or only 10% … Continue reading

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