Mon the Monsters!

February this year brought another February Album Writing Month and, eager for a distration from All This (TM), I dived right into it. Skip forward over a few months’ of industrious beavering and I’m finally pretty pleased to be able to reveal…the a new album by The Disappointed Skeptics Club! Behold: Monsterism! The theme of […]

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No More Heroes anthology

It’s said the golden age for music is whatever age you are when you first connect with it on a visceral, personal level. When the sounds and styles and images and personalities of the bands fuse with your crystalizing sense of self. You always remember the songs you fell in love with when you were […]

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2019 Roundup

Woah, that was a fast one. Like, blink and you miss it fast.* Right? *Insert gif of Man staring gormlessly at Butterfly and asking: “Is this ageing”? Yeah well, maybe. Or maybe it’s just that I’ve packed so much into this year that I’ve just had no time to watch the weeks roll merrily by. […]

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2018 Roundup

Time for the annual yearly roundup again and, wow, I have to tell you 2018 was an utter git of a year for achieving those artistic aims. For a variety of reasons, finding the time, energy and focus for writing and music was a struggle. But we all go through those periods and then it […]

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The FAWM experiment

So, we’ve got to the end of February already and I’m happy to say I managed to get through my first attempt at February Album Writing Month (or FAWM as it’s known – think NaNoWriMo for songwriters) more or less successfully. I say more or less because, while the aim of the challenge is to […]

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The Stag Is Set

This weekend sees the return of the Stag & Dagger festival to Glasgow (or Stag & Dagger presents Live at Glasgow, as it’s now known. Always enjoy the day itself, but I love the build-up too. For the last couple of months we’ve building a spotify playlist as the bill has been announced and listening […]

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