Into the Music Vault

Top 5 New Bands of 2018 – Into Music’s Writers’ Choice

Into Music’s gig-going team of writers have been at venues near you in the last few months, and they will be covering even more music in the coming year. But what have been their Top 5 New Bands / Artists of 2018? Martin Donaldson has his say…

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Into the Music Vault: The Rifles – No Love Lost.

As part of a live music experiment with my brother back in 2007 I picked up a couple of tickets to see the Rifles at the Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow’s West End. At the time I hadn’t listened to their debut album. I had heard the

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Into The Vault: Glasvegas

When Glasvegas released their self-titled debut album on 8 September 2008, our relationship was already at the moving in together stage. This album wasn’t an introduction but was the end of the first chapter. A perfect full stop on a glorious year and a bit where I

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Into the Music Vault: Rage Against The Machine Debut

On the 3rd November 1992 Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut album. The 4-piece band from Los Angeles led by vocalist Zack de la Rocha unleashed a 10 track, 52 minute long masterpiece of Rap Rock / Funk Metal. Zack along with the other “Guilty

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Into the Music Vault: Nirvana in Glasgow – The One That Got Away…

I suppose I can thank my older sister for tuning my ear towards Nirvana and their Nevermind album, released in 1991. I was lucky in that respect, being the youngest, I would benefit from the varied music tastes from the rest of my family. When my sister

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Into The Music Vault: Glasgow Barrowland – A Love Affair Begins

One summer evening bored as hell I sat in my bedroom nearly lifeless. Then a song came on the radio that stopped me in my tracks. Janice Long was introducing the new single by some band called The Pogues and for the next three or so minutes

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Into the Music Vaults: The Blue Nile

I am a music fan. Actually, scratch that. I’m an obsessive. However, the relationship I’ve had with cinema has pushed it damn close. From an early age, both mediums have intrigued, excited and inspired me in equal measure. From the simple association of sound and image, the

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Into The Music Vault – TRNSMT 2018

Chasing Rainbows in the Company of Strangers Martin Donaldson looks back on TRNSMT 2018 As far as music festival experiences go, TRNSMT is one of the more agreeable. Held on Glasgow Green, in the heart of our Dear Green Place, there is no need to dust down

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Into The Music Vaults: Hipsway’s Eponymous First Album

A basement bar on a cold Monday evening and I’m with my oldest friend as we retrace some familiar steps. On any given Friday, Waterloo Street in Glasgow is a bustling centre of rebranded bars and restaurants filled with office block fodder, catching a wee taste of

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Into The Music Vaults: Gallowgate Supernovas

In this series our contributors go back into their vault of writings to breathe life into live reviews and interviews from a time gone by. In this vault, Martin Donaldson looks back on his first gig in Barrowland – 7th December 1994. On the 7th December 1994,

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