Melancholy Psychosis – Pale Saints feature (1990)

Some records truly stand the test of time and sound as fresh to the ears as they did in utterly different times and situations (writes Andy Wood). Pale Saints 1990 debut, The Comforts Of Madness, has always been one of those records for me and it’s one I’ve recommended to numerous people over the years….

Life Under Lockdown (The Last One) – Ben Smith (Faiides/Las-Acuarelas)

Ben Smith sings and plays guitar in the lovely Glaswegian quartet, Faiides (writes Andy Wood),  and, in common with his other band members, also plays in Las-Acurelas, who are a new one for me. Faiides are part of a close-knit Glasgow scene with bands such as Shredd, Secret Motorbikes, Home$lice and Deathcats, sharing bills and…

Life Under Lockdown #21 – Billordo

For a certain section of the population of Dundee, it’s unarguable that they have a favourite Argentinian with close links to the city, one Claudio Cannigia. For a select but privileged group though, one of the ‘Little Bird’s’ compatriots, Diego Billordo, has an equally special place in their hearts. Having first heard of Billordo via…

Life Under Lockdown #19 – Christopher Harvie (Deathcats / Faiides / Shredd)

 (Photo – Domante Zakarauskait) Christopher Harvie plays drums in the fantastic Deathcats and Faiides as well as fronting his own band, Shredd, on guitar and vocals. All three bands are big favourites of mine and I’ve witnessed and promoted a number of gigs by all three over the years and enjoyed their recorded output immensely. Each…

Archive: Century 21 Boys – TV21 interview (June 2001)

It’s just over 40 years since TV21 released their debut single ‘Playing With Fire’ / ‘Shattered By It All’ on their own Powbeat label. Had I been slightly better organised I’d have marked this anniversary by publishing this piece on the release date in April but, hey, better late than never. TV21 were the first…