Category Archives: Live Reviews

Review – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – The Barrowlands, Glasgow – 25/03/13

Good things come to those who wait. Their tours to these shores may be few and far between but Black Rebel Motorcycle Club know how to leave their mark when they’re here. Still playing blues that shake the pillars of … Continue reading

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Review – The Courteeners – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh – 02/03/13

Some bands divide opinions, others make the Cold War look like a minor disagreement. The Courteeners are as disliked as they are revered – caring not a jot whether you agree with them or not. Whilst third-album Anna might have … Continue reading

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Review: Maggie’s Charity Fundraiser – Electric Circus – 02/02/13

Starting this fundraiser for Maggie’s Centre last weekend was the criminally under-rated The Litigators. Despite only being one of their drummer’s first amped-up live outings, the four-piece rocked with their trademark style of addictive blues-rock. Opener ‘Bluebirds’ motors along on … Continue reading

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Review – The Gold Lions – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh – 17/11/12

If Deap Vally are taking back rock for the girls, then The Gold Lions are definitely staking their claim for the boys. Making music that sits somewhere between the intimacy of early White Stripes and the power of The Stooges, … Continue reading

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Review – Tame Impala – O2 ABC, Glasgow – 03/11/12

A Tame Impala performance is more like stepping into the 200mph mind of Kevin Parker than any standard gig. Almost single-handedly prizing psychedelica back from the brink of irrelevance, he is as rich in alt-credibility as mainstream and critical acclaim. … Continue reading

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Review – Haddow Fest

Squeezing the excitement of an entire weekend festival into one exhilarating burst, Haddow Fest returned for its triumphant third year.   Kicking of the mayhem early doors were local duo The Gold Lions, who combine De Stijl power with hooks … Continue reading

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Review – Palma Violets – Electric Circus, Edinburgh – 08/10/12

It’s not often a band gets on the cover of NME when their debut single is still a fortnight away from release. And it’s even rarer that they live up to the excitement. Palma Violets operate somewhere between the two … Continue reading

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