Tuesday, September 30 2014
To be in the minority is the natural condition of artists. The referendum gave Scotland's creative community a brief respite from its sense of isolation.
Thursday, July 25 2013
As the campaign for national liberation progresses and evolves, new visions of a reborn Scotland have proven as much artistic as they are political. What role do Scottish artists play in their nation's destiny?
Monday, March 25 2013
The Knife's peculiar brand of steely synthpop finds a new champion in Glasgow's CHVRCHES.
This year is the 25th anniversary of Scottish pop band Texas' founding and the group is returning (finally!) with a new album.
Wednesday, November 9 2011
The singers throughout the album, in universal folk song tradition, take on the voices of the poor and the pressured, which are the voices of themselves.
Tuesday, August 31 2010
The admission of more rawness, grit, earthiness, would have been welcome.
Tuesday, October 28 2008
Fowlis has a sure voice, and her light, decisive handling of the songs is pleasant to hear.
Monday, June 30 2008
Unlike their characters, Childers and Buchan refused to indulge in such nonchalant optimism. Their books are fine examples of the ‘Invasion Novel’, a sub-genre of thriller which flourished in the early years of the 20th century.
Monday, August 27 2007
Like many sequels, it gives you more of the same but you don't mind at all because you enjoyed everything so much the first time around that you didn't really want it to change.