Every Song Is A Love Song – Vladimir interview

Vladimir have – rightly or wrongly – often been portrayed as the young princes of darkness, harbingers of a revival of Goth and the bringers of darkness to the music scene (writes Andy Wood). True the sound is hugely intense, particularly live, with a wall of feedback, a dazzling array of effects and a sense…

The Company of Dicks – Shithawks interview

My sometime associate Andy Wood was tryin’ to string some of his smart ass thoughts together and say some smart ass stuff about The Shithawks but I said to him, hey man, you don’t wanna go overloading your ole brain by thinkin’ it all out too much and mebbe givin’ yourself an ole brainiac. So…

Sonic Annihilation – The New Fabian Society interview

The New Fabian Society hail from Glasgow (writes Andy Wood) and are a duo consisting of guitar, vocal and drums yet the sound they produce live is full of a searing intensity that belies the minimal set-up. Having previously released several EP’s on their own label including the excellent Exhibition of Hate and Exhibition of…

A Fun Night Out – Kid Canaveral live

Kid Canaveral / Man Without Machines / Randolph’s Leap / Luna Webster – The Cool Cat Club, Beat Generator Live!, Dundee – 16th March 2013 What went right there? Right through the build up to last night’s Cool Cat Club show, we were well ahead of our best advance sales for last year’s Meursault show….

Am I Missing Warning Signs? – Burn The Maps E.P.

Shout out for a Fife band I first came across at Autumn Harvest in Cupar. Burn The Maps are probably the sort of modern rock band than you won’t necessarily find regularly in these pages. In fact, they’re the sort of band you might expect me to think “will struggle to be heard in a…

Healthy Dread – Kid Canaveral interview

Interviewing bands en masse tends to be a bit of a lottery. The most memorable that I’ve conducted was attempting to get some sort of sense out of the combined ranks of the (then) Bad Books last year. In fact it was a lot like herding cats. Yet, I’d managed to get a coherent enough…