Lost and Disenfranchised – The Primevals interview

The word ‘primeval’ has a number of different meanings and connotations (writes Andy Wood), some of which can be applied to the Glasgow band, The Primevals. They hark back to an earlier age of rock ‘n’ roll with their garage-punk, bluesy inflected songs and solid rhythms but they are anything but primitive, nostalgic or unthinking.… Read More Lost and Disenfranchised – The Primevals interview

Not A Nostalgia Exercise – Blue Aeroplanes interview

Gerard at Stereo, Glasgow last weekend I’ll confess up front that I’ve spent most of the month listening to the Blue Aeroplanes. Some of the older stuff, a fair bit of the live albums but mostly the new album ‘Welcome, Stranger!’ which is a strong contender for album of the year. Already. Consequently, I was… Read More Not A Nostalgia Exercise – Blue Aeroplanes interview

Intensely Absorbed and Captivated – Independent Venue Week feature

I have probably spent more of my life in small music venues that is seriously healthy or sensible (writes Andy Wood). I’ve been to tiny little venues, from a converted public toilet in Whitechapel, to pub basements across the country. I’ve been to plenty of shows in bigger venues as well, from the Barrowlands to… Read More Intensely Absorbed and Captivated – Independent Venue Week feature

The Ties That Bind – The Blue Aeroplanes album review

“I love the ties that bind” sings Gerard Langley on ‘Dead Tree! Dead Tree!” from “Welcome, Stranger!”, the Blue Aeroplanes’ twelfth studio album. It’s a sentiment that you can also apply very much to the band in 2017. There’s a distinct feeling of renewal about the record, surprising from a band with a near 36… Read More The Ties That Bind – The Blue Aeroplanes album review