On seeing TFB in NYC

Seeing The Front Bottoms in all of their glory is wondrous. Whenever I tell people the band I'm going to see have that name, they laugh as if to say "Are you fucking serious? That's the band you like and are going to willingly see with a name like that?" I've been championing this band…

Hullo!

Starting fresh here. Hope that's cool. I seen that Nicola Meighan did the same, she would keep all of her work in one place, like an online archive of her work; if you will. So I want this to be mine.

On why Behind The Noise is still great

Though this blog is mostly inactive these days, (I've recently become Editor-in-chief of the Strathclyde Telegraph, I'm nearing the end of my third year of university and have been dealing with a plethora of personal circumstances that I won't go into for everyone's benefit) I was reached out to by some of the team at…

Interview: The Vegan Leather

Disclaimer - this interview was originally written for and published by Scotcampus in January 2016.The Vegan Leather are a four piece from Paisley that make infectious, experimental pop. They have branded their genre as ‘art pop,’ and while that phrase may make you think of Lady Gaga, there are only moderate similarities between the two.…

Care about: Kevin Devine

Photo credit: ShervinFoto.com You see features - including on here - about bands you should watch that are on the rise. They're shiny and new and potentially something special. This is all fine and good in trying to raise the profile of new bands who might need the exposure, but sometimes when there are certain…

Ones to watch: Lewis Capaldi

It seems nowadays that singer songwriters are no longer interesting to the general public. They want something more exuberant, more uplifting, more euphoric - usually aided by the use of synthesisers which seem to be exceedingly popular in the mainstream. All this is fine and well, but it sometimes feels that singer songwriters just aren't given…

Volunteering for Girls Rock Glasgow

This was originally posted up on Glasgow Music City Tours' blog on the 6th of July 2015 as I was guest blogging on behalf of Girls Rock Glasgow. The project is finished up now but the week long summer school was so, so amazing and inspiring to be apart of. We're also looking at running…

The chronicles of Scottish Heroes.

Since the start of the year up until now, I have been involved with putting on my own show as part of the Behind The Noise Trainee scheme, which I have touched on before. Now the gig is over, I'm taking a look back at the whole experience overall to evaluate my time and how…