Happy Valentine’s Day from brilliant new 4-piece Glasvegas. Or maybe not. This is savage stuff. Brim-full of emotion and a genuine passion that is frighteningly affecting. Despair, anger, hatred, paranoia, guilt, resignation and sadness are all here by the bucket load in a sorry tale of excess, infidelity and demise.
‘Let the rain and tear drops rain down on me tonight‘ pleads vocalist James Allan in an unashamedly spiky Glaswegian lilt. Apparently, he’s been busy accusing his missus wrongly of playing away from home, in between bouts of his own alcohol and ecstasy fuelled infidelities – the guilt for which becomes all too consuming.
Set to a sound that owes much to the genius of Phil Spector and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Alan McGee thinks Glasvegas are the best Scottish band of all time – they’re not. But with a few more offerings as brutally honest and exciting as this and he might be onto something.
- Hard Rain exhibition highlights need for global action on environment
- Ghost School @ The Macbeth
- I want to ride my bicycle
- The High Wire : An Interview
- Two Thousand Trees festival