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Into Scottish Creatives: Dot Allison

It’s been 12 years since Dot Allison recorded a new album but with the release of Heart-Shaped Scars on 30th July 2021, that’s about to change. Bursting on the scene in the early 1990s, Dot’s band One Dove were a breath of fresh air. Under the guidance

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Into Scottish Creatives: Since Yesterday – The Unsung Pioneers of Scottish Pop

There have been some wonderful Scottish music documentaries in recent years, telling the story of scenes and bands including Big Gold Dream and Teenage Superstars. News has emerged of another exciting project, Since Yesterday – The Unsung Pioneers of Scottish Pop which is seeking to tell the

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Into Music: Interview with Candy Opera

Formed in 1982 in Liverpool’s Kensington district, Candy Opera took inspiration from bands like Love, The Pale Fountains and Glasgow’s Postcard Records scene and quickly acquired a growing reputation and following. Despite interest from the likes of EMI and Go! Discs, the band eventually petered out in

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Into Music: Mickey 9s – New Single and album Kickstarter

Four years on from their last album release Mickey 9s are once again looking to venture back in to the studio and finalise their plans to lay down another collection of ferocious electro-funk beats. Just like everyone else across the world, Mickey 9s (Dougie, Ross, Dave &

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Into Music: Save Carlton Studios

When Covid initially upturned the world and the U.K. went into lockdown, the arts industry has been in a state of flux, perhaps more than any sector. Concert halls, music venues, theatres, studios and other entertainment spaces have been badly affected and sadly some have had to

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Into Music: Interview and Album Review with Kerri Watt

It’s been a pretty hectic 2020 for Glasgow born singer songwriter Kerri Watt with lots of online gigs, recordings and releases but it was also supposed to be the year her debut album Neptune’s Daughter was released. However, due to the impact of Coronavirus it was put

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Into Music: Interview with Phil “Swill” Odgers

Born in Oban, Phil “Swill” Odgers spent his early childhood in Scotland before moving down to the south east coast of England where he formed the punk band Catch 22 (who twice supported The Clash) with Paul Simmonds. A few years later they both moved to London

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Into Scottish Creatives: Joe McAlinden with John Welsh

A quick check on Joe McAlinden’s body of work is more than a little impressive. The Boy Hairdressers, Groovy Little Numbers, BMX Bandits, Superstar and Linden, not to mention a variety of collaborations over the years. Joe was kind enough to take some time out for an

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Into Scottish Creatives: The Bluebells – Sisters

The Bluebells recently re-released their album Sisters via the Last Night From Glasgow record label. The album has been remastered, recut and features an alternative version of Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool as well as the addition of Aim In Life and Some Sweet Day which were not on the

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Into Scottish Creatives: Interview with Bruce Findlay – Part Two

In part one of our Into Scottish Creatives interview which you can read HERE Bruce chatted about his early life working a number of jobs, hitch-hiking around Europe through to establishing the biggest independent record shop chain in Scotland, if not the U.K. The back story to

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