Review: Anna Meredith, Celtic Connections

With very little in the way of expectation, I walked into the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow with the realisation that I was about to embrace something rather special, judging from those already queuing for this Celtic Connections gig. Anna Meredith, composer, producer and performer has a genre-defying sound which spans many worlds, contemporary classical, electronic, rock and leaves you somewhat uneasy but leaves you craving to dance, dance like your back in the Sub Club on Jamaica St.

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Review: Martha Wainwright, Celtic Connections

Warbling, off-key and whimsical, one of the well-known and loved Wainwright family, Martha, joined the Celtic Connections programme this year for an unfortunately disappointing gig at Glasgow’s ABC. As quirky performers go, Martha Wainwright is renowned for being compelling yet feisty but this show was certainly lacking, even with support from Mercury-Prize nominated Ed Harcourt.

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Review: Homeshake – Fresh Air

Smooth does not even begin to describe this band’s new album. Avant-garde, seductive, with an element of tongue in cheek at times this band keeps things interesting with this imminent release. Synth pop in its most minimalist form, Homeshake occasionally impress with the odd track but there are certainly more than some mundane such as the monotonous Not U.

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