OST: Ciaran Lavery

Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

In the latest installment of OST we get totally enchanting Aghnagallon singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery to select and talk about ten tracks that have irrevocably altered his music listening, loving and making life; everyone from Tom Waits to Travis. ___ …... Read More



Tour Journal: Vanilla Gloom

Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Shannon O'Neill

A hotly-tipped “must see” act at the final ever Glasgowbury music festival this weekend, Belfast-based all-female post-punk band Vanilla Gloom have just returned from their first tour across the water – a brief but eventful little stint …... Read More



Tour Diary #001: PigsAsPeople

Published on July 17th, 2013 | by Stevie Lennox

In the first installment of the perhaps not-so-imaginatively titled Tour Diary, our Guide editor and PigsAsPeople axeman Stevie Lennox (above, middle) sums up his band’s recent UK tour was. Driven by More Than Conquerors’ Danny Mo …... Read More



Getting Re-acquainted: Randy Newman – Rednecks

Published on July 16th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

For a large number of people, Randy Newman is safe. His distinctive drawl has featured on some of the biggest grossing movies of all time, from Toy Story to Monsters Inc, telling family friendly songs of friendship and warmth. …... Read More



Classic album: Can – Future Days

Published on July 15th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

Think of a colour. Think of another colour. Think of things that are the first colour, and imagine them in the second colour. Then think of them in a different shape. This – confusing as it …... Read More


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Top Ten Alternative Summer Songs

Published on July 11th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

The world is melting! The seas will boil, and the sky will become as one great fireball! We’re doomed! Well, that’s what they tell us anyway, but we know better. So allow us to take you …... Read More



Festival Mixtape: Glasgowbury 2013

Published on July 8th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

An annual celebration of local musical talent like no other, Glasgowbury Festival returns to the Sperrin mountains this year with arguably its finest line-up to date. Headlined by the globetrotting, genre-defining The Answer, And So I Watch …... Read More



Classic Album: Metallica – Kill ‘Em All

Published on June 28th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

You feel it building in your muscles, a tension crying for release.  Your fists clench, and your feet move. The strain spreads into your back, snaking up your spine. Before you know it, you’re thrusting your …... Read More

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