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Frank Sidebottom The Home of the Retrospective


The music scene in Scotland's Central Belt. We check out some gigs, and the occasional piece of recorded music. The emphasis here is heavily on rock, indie and electronic styles.

Wolf Alice + Sunflower Bean + Superfood @ Barrowlands, Glasgow 12/11/2017

The beautifully unconventional indie rock headliners soared high above their eclectically noisy backdrop in Glasgow's iconic venue, prompting a rapturous call for an encore.

Wolf Alice band shot

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Goat Girl + Jerkcurb @ Broadcast, Glasgow 3rd November 2017

This female-fronted indie-rock band have a distinctive edge to their material but live they lacked some of the onstage personality of their peers.

Goat Girl indie rock

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017: PJ Harvey @Playhouse 08/08

On The Hope Six Demolition Project tour, PJ Harvey and her 9-piece backing band let the art do the talking.

PJ Harvey with saxophone on the Hope Six Demolition Project tour

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Barb Wire Dolls + Warhead @ Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh 24th May 2017

These Greek/American punk rockers wear cherry red lipstick in the most defiant manner possible.

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PINS - Bad Thing EP (Haus Of Pins)

It's the most confident and well-defined release yet from this Mancunian all-female indie rock band.

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