The Strypes | QMU, Glasgow | Music Photography

Gone have the sharp suits, gone have the set full of covers replacing them are a band with their own style, stunningly tight and hugely dynamic….Irish band The Strypes are back in Glasgow and the QMU is packed to the back walls, ‘The Mighty Stef’ are opening , they...

Florence and The Machine | The Hydro Glasgow | Music Photography

What a year its been for Florence and The Machine (Florence Welch)…headlining Glastonbury and now playing her biggest headlining show to date at the 13,000 capacity SSE Hydro in Glasgow which looked pretty full!! Florence Welch entered the area to a deafening applause...

Future Islands | The Barrowlands Glasgow | Music Photography

Never in any gig since Elvis has the dance moves of the lead singer been anticipated so much. The lead singer of Baltimore band Future Islands Samuel Herring after their appearance on Jools Holland now famed for his swooping moves and graceful shapes takes to the...

The Foo Fighters | Murrayfield, Edinburgh | Music Photography

Broken leg….heck that just adds to the excitement and also gives Dave Grohl a chance to show off his chariot of guitar fire !!! The ex Nirvana drummer and his chums were in Scotland’s capital for their resceheduled show after The Foo Fighters had to cancel their tour...

The Libertines | The Academy Glasgow | Music Photography

  Tonight was a great night for Scottish music as opening for The Libertines were the splendid Catholic Action who gave a fittingly excellent account of themselves despite the lack lustre crowd…Next up were the mighty ‘Hector Bizerk” who were simply awesome, they...

Festival No.6 Gears Up For Round 4

As the British Festival season draws to a close the organisers at Festival No.6 eagerly await the start of September to unveil their fourth edition of North Wales’ unique and bespoke event. In four short years FN6 has grown to become one of the most talked about and...

The Tubes | The Art School, Glasgow | Music Photography

Back in 1975 the world was a very different place, Glasgow was a gritty dark place known for gang fights and violence…The Tubes were emerging onto a largely stale pre punk music scene with a massive boot in the gonads with a bombastic pair of high heeled platform...

Burning The Wickerman | Festival 2015 Review

This years Wickerman see’s the beginning of a new era for the friendly festival with new promoters and a new captain in charge. Last year saw the untimely death of co-founder Jamie Gilroy but rather than cancel the event his daughter Jennie Camm decided to take the...

Talib Kweli | Brooklyn Bowl | NYC

While other hip hop performers have made Grammy-winning careers celebrating the bling and booty of the good life, or the guns, drugs, and misogyny of the gangsta underworld, Talib Kweli has long been branded a “conscious” hip hop artist because of his career-long...

Boston Calling photo review

Here are some of the acts we photographed at Boston Calling! Sharon Van Etten, Tame Impala, Beck (from afar, no pit access), Tove Lo, Run The Jewels, Gerard Way, Marina And The Diamonds, St. Vincent, My Morning Jacket, The Ballroom Thieves, Halsey, ILoveMakonnen, The...

Jeremy Loops photo review from Brooklyn Bowl NYC

New Yorkers are accustomed to a steady stream of sourpuss bands playing in local clubs, dressed in black, avoiding eye contact with the audience, singing depressing songs about dark things, or screaming shrilly and playing as ear-splittingly loud as power tools to...

Stewart Duggan | NSA | Interview

I guess when we think about songwriters we tend to generalise in a way. The tendency is to assume that those who produce the music we listen to do so by taking their own personal life experiences and convert them through a creative ability unique to them, into the...

Black Grape | The Garage, Glasgow | Music Photography

After the untimely demise of The Happy Mondays in 1993 front man Shaun Ryder formed Black Grape, teamed up with rappers Paul Kermit Leveridge and Carl Psycho MacCarthy the band was intended to draw a line between his past life and his new one. It's Great When You're...

Billy Idol | Kings & Queens Of The Underground Tour | Glasgow

Punk rock pin up and all round superstar Billy Idol is on the road again and tonight he brought his 'Kings & Queens Of The Underground Tour'  the Scotland’s music capital – Glasgow. William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally by his...

Calexico and Gaby Moreno | Bowery Ballroom | NYC

The southwestern United States is a sun-baked desert landscape with a long history of cowboys, pioneers, outlaws, Central American immigrants, artists, loners, and other assorted and colorful American characters, and the Tucson-based band Calexico has been singing...