Review: Mm & Sacred Paws, Glasgow Film Fest 2018

Unsure of what to expect we made our way to Glasgow’s alternative art’s venue, The Tramway, for a special performance as part of Glasgow’s Film Festival. Margaret Salmon’s visuals were being screened alongside live sounds from fresh SAY Award winners, Sacred Paws, which was then followed by somewhat of a gig in one of the rooms in the venue, which more recently hosted the Turner Prize. Now this was one I held a great degree of uncertain anticipation for, knowing the band and their talents, but having no clue as to the work of Salmon, who in this instance was screening Mm. The highlight was indeed the gig afterwards from the post-punk gals.

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David Herbert: It feels like it’s been burning a hole in my back pocket

Vive La Rose, otherwise known to his friends as David Luximon-Herbert, combines emotive anecdotes and a sense of feel-good, capturing something hopeful with new single, Rio Grande, which was out on 9th February 2018 via Gestation Records.
David spoke with The Fountain about his plans for 2018, his upcoming gig in Edinburgh and the joy of releasing a new single, however nervy it may be.

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Review: Montero

Supporting Montero at a Monday night Hug and Pint gig, Barbe Rousse, otherwise known as Alastair Kelly, performed a fantastic set with band in tow, ensuring the crowd got their money’s worth before a solo Benny Montero took to the stage for something that seemed unrehearsed and improvised, but without the professionalism that we perhaps see at a jazz gig. But perhaps that’s his draw, this unpredictability and DIY approach which is also evident with his artwork.

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Review: Candythief – Imaginary Medals

Candythief is a quirky, fresh and unique take on the female singer songwriter, with the wondrous vocals of Diana de Cabarrus, which sees her transform Scots trad with more ambient, electronic sounds, as well as her stunning voice. Imaginary Medals consistently lives up to this standard, a March release that will remind us of their place on the Scottish music scene.

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Review: The Bachelors, Glasgow Film Fest 2018

Wonderfully cast with some super strong performances, The Bachelors handles the topic of grief with such a profound degree of conceivability that renders Kurt Voekers’ film worth a watch, only of course if you are able for an emotional hour and thirty-nine minutes. A simple tale supported by such a cast as J.K. Simmons and Julie Delpy, I anticipated great acting but certainly not quite at this level.

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