Dutch beatboxer MAASK: ‘I like to swim around in bass!’

Joost Maaskant, otherwise known as MAASK, is a trip-hopping, beat-boxing phenomenon from Leeuwarden in The Netherlands. His intuitive solo performances, blending hip-hop, dubstep and underground-grade bass are all products of his vocal chords, and when combined with a looping system creates something that is distinctive as it is frenetic. In his first foray to Scottish …

Radar June 6, 2013

We Were Promised Jetpacks at Juteopolis Festival, Dundee – pictures

The Juteopolis Festival saw a fine selection of bands converge on Dundee’s Beat Generator Live! venue over two days, with Scottish indie-rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks headlining on the Saturday night. [We Were Promised Jetpacks – picture: David P Scott] Other bands playing the event on Saturday included Dundee’s own The Mirror Trap, Copper Lungs, Crayons, Broken Boy and …

Gigs Radar May 1, 2013

Hookers for Jesus on their new EP, growing old, and that band name

On the Radar – No: 225: A band called Hookers for Jesus playing in a church should have been controversial, but actually it turned out to be the perfect backdrop for the thoughtful Dundee duo, who launch their debut EP Hymns for Beautiful Losers this weekend. Daisy Dundee caught up with band members Andy (singing, …

Radar April 5, 2013

Wickerman Festival reveals up-and-coming talent for Solus tent

The Wickerman Festival has unveiled the line-up for the Solus tent, its new music showcase, at this year’s event. Energetic rockers Vukovi will headline the stage on Friday, with dance trio Roman Nose closing out the Saturday. Both acts have a reputation for putting on a show. [Vukovi will headline the Saturday at Solus] Other names …

Radar March 22, 2013

Campfires in Winter ready to launch debut single at Glasgow show

On the Radar – No 223: Croy band Campfires in Winter have overhauled their sound on debut single White Lights, which they launch with a show in Glasgow this week. Frontman Robert ‘Boab’ Canavan explains all to Patrick McPartlin  … Croy isn’t known as a hotbed of alternative music, but it seems no-one’s told Campfires in Winter, who formed …

Gigs Radar March 6, 2013

Radar weekly: eagleowl reveal debut album plans

In this week’s new music digest: eagleowl‘s debut album plans; Conquering Animal Sound‘s new video; Hobbes Music launches remix EP series; Three Blind Wolves announce May tour; plus this week’s gig picks. [eagleowl pictured by Neil Cammock] Fence Records have announced that their newest signings, Edinburgh band eagleowl (Radar profile – 2009), will release their debut …

Radar February 26, 2013

One to watch: The Creeping Ivies

On the Radar – No 220: The Creeping Ivies are a two-piece rock and roll band from Dundee influenced by the music of The Stooges, Bo Diddley and The Cramps. Daisy Dundee spoke to the duo – Becca Bomb and Duncan Destruction – after they released their debut album Stay Wild in December. This month …

Radar February 15, 2013

One to watch in 2013: Galoshins

Last year Django Django proved that it was possible to make music that was thrillingly esoteric and make a giant leap into the wider realm of public awareness. The band’s Mercury nomination was only one small part of this success story, and it seems like, after a spate of electro-charged names crowding the pop vanguard, …

Radar January 8, 2013
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