Books

This Is Memorial Device

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As a music fan, I came of age in the 90s, growing up in Airdrie, a provincial, post-industrial, ex-mining town in the west of Scotland. Grunge, Britpop, American indie rock, and most importantly, the Scottish indie scene had taken over my life. Chemikal Underground was monumental for me – a direct catalyst for my starting […]

If You're Feeling Sinister

If You’re Feeling Sinister Episode 1 – 01/09/2019

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If You’re Feeling Sinister is indie-pop fans Neil and Ola. Neil’s a Scottish musician, Ola’s a Polish wordsmith. Together they love indie-pop, and all that comes with growing up in the twee late-90s, early-2000s. Episode 1 features highlights from this year’s Indietracks, something from Belle and Sebastian’s Boaty Weekender, and a special feature on Paris […]

Guitar

World’s largest guitar effects pedalboard

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On July 9th, guitarist Rob Scallon joined with Robert Keeley of Keeley Electronics, Josh Scott of JHS Pedals, Ryan Dyck of Temple Audio, and Brian Wampler of Wampler Pedals and a host of Sweetwater staff to create the largest playable guitar pedalboard certified by the Guinness World Records organisation. You can read a lot more […]

News

Czat Czwórki – Brexit

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On Monday, a friend of mine, Dominika Klimek, asked if I’d be interested in saying a few words about Brexit for the Czat Czwórki program on Radio Czwórka on Polish radio. Of course, I agreed and enjoyed waffling on about the whole mess – though thankfully it was expertly edited so as not to sound […]

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VLMV – Cosmonaut (Neil Milton Remix)

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A couple of years ago, my friends – Pete Lambrou and Ciaran Morahan, known collectively as VLMV – asked me to remix one of the tracks from their debut, self-titled album. The spectacular, beautiful The Lighthouse had been taken and fashioned into this gorgeous thing by Tom Hodge, so I decided on the piano-led “The […]

Blethering

The Weans

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Our dog, Bajka, had a wee nip at me earlier tonight because Marta and I were play-fighting on the couch, and the only thing I could think of was…  

Blethering

On Running

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Like many an aging, overweight, mid-thirties fellow, I had something of an awakening a few years ago. I woke one day and realised that a great deal of weight I’d lost early in the decade had somehow reappeared, in what felt like, overnight. That, of course, was not the case. A combination of a deleterious […]