10 alternative tracks for your Scottish indyref playlist

Scotland’s big decision has been lacking in a decent musical backing. Let’s sort that out. [Mogwai are one band who are not sitting on the fence – picture: Getty] With tensions running high between passionate Yes voters and staunch No’s at the moment, we think the best way to bring the conflicting parties together would …

Playlists September 16, 2014

Playlist: The best of Fleetwood Mac and Christine McVie

Fleetwood Mac announced their first tour with Christine McVie in 16 years last night, with 34 North American dates booked from September to December. [Christine McVie (centre) with her bandmates in 1998 – AFP/Getty] While no UK shows have been revealed, the reunion with McVie will be great news for any fans of the ridiculously …

Playlists March 28, 2014

Playlist: Happy St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day to our Irish readers! To help you get the party started, here’s our Spotify playlist of songs with an Irish theme. You’ll find old favourites like The Pogues and U2 rubbing shoulders with up and coming acts like Villagers and James Vincent McMorrow. What would you add to the playlist? Post your …

Playlists March 17, 2014

Halloween playlist: 20 terrifying tracks for your party

You’ve got your costume sorted, you’ve carved the pumpkin/turnip, you’ve baked bought the tasty treats… now all you need to complete your Halloween party is our playlist. There are two basic rules of eligibility for any Halloween playlist: either the song, or the artist name, has to have some vaguely spooky connotation. We’ve taken some of …

Playlists October 30, 2013

Playlist: Wickerman Festival acts to watch

Held on a farm in Dumfries and Galloway, and named in tribute to the cult horror film shot in the area, the Wickerman Festival is now in its 12th year and in exceptionally good health. David Pollock runs through some of the bands to watch this weekend – and scroll down for our playlist. [Will …

Playlists July 24, 2013

Playlist: Songs inspired by thunder and lightning

With most of the country under storm clouds today, there’s no better time to concoct a playlist of songs inspired by thunder and lightning. [Most of the country experienced thunder storms today – picture: PA] Indeed, the spectacular forces of nature are an enduring lyrical theme across the musical spectrum, from Howlin’ Wolf‘s ‘Smokestack Lightning’ …

Playlists July 23, 2013
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