On the Radar – No 255: Count Clockwork

Unafraid to fearlessly experiment, deck-spinning collective Count Clockwork have been making waves in far-flung places. Now they look set on causing a stir closer to home, writes Harris Brine Name: Count Clockwork From: Inverness Line-up: Louis W T Buick, Khalid Hussain, Kurtis McMillan, Yana Sarkisyan For fans of: Disclosure, Clouds, Dem Slackers, Pan Pot, Roman Nose, …

On the Radar – No 254: Gasp

Glasgow rapper Gasp has flown under the radar for a few years now. The quality of his new material suggests that might be about to change, writes Harris Brine Name: Gasp From: Glasgow Line-up: Brian Adams For fans of: Hector Bizerk, Loki, Akala, Jehst Label: Unsigned Website: gasp.bandcamp.com With output dating back five years, Glasgwegian …

On the Radar – No 253: Bdy_Prts

Two of Scotland’s leading female musicians join forces in the vowel-obliterating Bdy_Prts, and they’re worth every letter of recommendation, writes Harris Brine Name: Bdy_Prts From: Glasgow Line-up: Jill O’Sullivan and Jenny Reeve For fans of: Lykke Li, LORDE, Purity Ring, Elephant, CocoRosie Label: Unsigned Website: www.bdyprts.com Last year, two Filipino physicists knocked heads together and with …

On the Radar – No 252: Sothko

Few may be able to pick enigmatic Glasgow-based Sothko out in a crowd, but most will have no trouble in recognizing his potential, writes Harris Brine Name: Sothko From: Glasgow Line-up: Marc Johansen For fans of: Jaguar Ma, Thievery Corporation, Last Shadow Puppets, David Hockney, Jean Michel Basiquat Label: Unsigned Website: sothko.com With his identity …

On the Radar – No 251: Lists

He may have only released one track, but Edinburgh-based Lists (Ali Milesi) has already sown the seeds of a promising future, writes Harris Brine Name: Lists From:  Edinburgh (via the Isle of Arran) Line-up: Ali Milesi For fans of: Bon Iver, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Nick Mulvey, Josh Ritter, Elliot Smith Label: Unsigned Website: facebook.com/listsmusicuk Listen To: ‘Autumn’ In a …

Bastard Mountain interview: A new supergroup is born

On the Radar – No 245: Bastard Mountain is the latest supergroup project from Edinburgh’s Song, By Toad Records, and includes members of Meursault, Sparrow and the Workshop, Broken Records. Alex Watson visited Toad HQ to learn more from label founder Matthew Young and singer Neil Pennycook. [Pennycook and Rob St John during recording – picture: …

Jakil interview: ‘Our aim is to get everybody moving’

On the Radar – No 241: Scottish rockers turned ‘gritty-pop’ pioneers Jakil are being tipped for big things next year, with their new single ‘Look Like Gold’ currently gracing the airwaves on Radio 1. Ahead of their debut album’s release next year, they spoke to Mark Butler about turning on the groove, working with legendary …

Music Interviews Radar December 18, 2013

Albert Hammond Jr on going solo again

Albert Hammond Jr talks about his new EP, his working relationship with Julian Casablancas, his battle to overcome addiction, and the small matter of a band called The Strokes. Interview by Nick Mitchell   One of the big music events of 2013 – and there have been many – was the return of The Strokes, …

Music Interviews December 5, 2013
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