Mogwai stream ‘Remurdered’ from new album ‘Rave Tapes’ – listen

Mogwai have announced that their new album will be called Rave Tapes and is due for release on January 20 next year. The Glaswegian rock quintet also posted the new song ‘Remurdered’ online – listen below. [Mogwai – picture: Steve Gullick] Rave Tapes was recorded at the band’s Castle of Doom studio in their hometown …

Radar October 28, 2013

Honeyblood and Hector Bizerk set for Dumfries Music Conference

Fat Cat Records newbies Honeyblood, rap-drums duo Hector Bizerk and Ministry of Sound tour resident DJ Rebecca Vasmant are all set to perform at the second consecutive Dumfries Music Conference next weekend, writes Harris Brine. [Honeyblood will perform at the Dumfries Music Conference] The complimentary gathering, which is spearheaded by Scotland’s leading music business organisation …

Radar October 24, 2013

5 essential acts to watch at Loopallu

For a small boutique festival Loopallu certainly has pulling power, with previous headline acts like Mumford & Sons, Franz Ferdinand and Paolo Nutini all making the trip to the far north-west of Scotland. The Ullapool festival (can you work out the naming convention yet?) is back this weekend with another impressive line-up. Headlined by The …

Radar September 18, 2013

T in the Park wishlist: T Break acts share their festival plans

With such a sprawling array of acts, navigating the T in the Park line-up can seem like an epic challenge. T Break acts Hector Bizerk, Blindfolds, Honeyblood, The Velveteen Saints, DARC, Seams and Vasa share their tips – and dream T collaborations – with Harris Brine. [T in the Park – picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL] If you …

Radar July 9, 2013

T in the Park interview: Model Aeroplanes

On the Radar – No 232: Little is known about Dundonians Model Aeroplanes, even though they’ve appeared on the BBC’s elite list of bands chosen to play this year’s T in the Park, writes Harris Brine.   Throwing their moniker and native city into a Google search engine casts up only two songs, ‘Mexico’ and …

MAASK interview: ‘I will have sampled the King of the Netherlands’

Dutch beatboxer MAASK, real name Joost Maaskant, caused quite a stir at the goNORTH festival last month with his mastery of phonetics and looping. Jamie Brotherston caught up with him ahead of his return to the UK. [MAASK – picture: Kat Gollock] The work of a modern king extends well beyond the usual rigmarole of …

Radar July 4, 2013

RM Hubbert takes Scottish Album of the Year crown

Long-standing independent record label Chemikal Underground are celebrating a second consecutive scoop after RM Hubbert‘s album Thirteen Lost & Found won the Scottish Album of the Year Award at Glasgow’s Barrowlands venue last night, reports Harris Brine. The album, which beat off fierce competition from ten shortlisted acts, including Django Django, The Twilight Sad and …

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