Into the Music Vault

Into Music – Oasis: 25 Years of Noise & Confusion

In the spring of 1994, the winds of change began to blow through the UK music scene. The singles chart had been dominated by a varied selection of tunes ranging from Mr Blobby, Doop and Chaka Demus & Pliers. The album chart gave a more rounded view

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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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