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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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Into Scottish Creatives: Interview with Bruce Findlay – Part One

If you look back on the Scottish music scene and beyond over the past few decades there are few who have made as long a lasting impact and impression as Bruce Findlay. From working in the family record shop to establishing Bruce’s in the late 1960s, which

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Into Scottish Creatives: Interview with Barry Fratelli

The Fratellis burst onto the music scene in 2005 like a whirlwind, releasing their debut album less than 18 months after their first show, their blend of rock’n’roll a welcome distraction to the often bland and mundane dirge the noughties was known for. Instantly memorable riffs and catchy

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