Live Review: The Holy Smokes, The Baroque & Michael Barker @ Sneaky Pete’s 14/03/17

(L-R: Michael Barker, The Holy Smokes, The Baroque) Photos: Beth M Cameron  Words: The Captain It’s another Tuesday night in Edinburgh. It’s cold and raining, so what better place to be than inside helping The Holy Smokes celebrate the release of their new EP! First up is Michael Barker, who introduces himself and says he’ll be playing a mixture of covers and original songs. He … Continue reading Live Review: The Holy Smokes, The Baroque & Michael Barker @ Sneaky Pete’s 14/03/17

Live Review: Eyre Llew, L-Space & Echo Arcadia @ Sneaky Pete’s 08/03/17

Words & Photo: The Captain It’s a Wednesday night and what better to do than go to a gig on the Cowgate! Out of the line up, I’ve only ever heard Echo Arcadia before because they were on the final episode of “The Captain’s Log” the week before. However, I have heard great things about the two other bands so I am very excited. First … Continue reading Live Review: Eyre Llew, L-Space & Echo Arcadia @ Sneaky Pete’s 08/03/17

Live Review: Trivium @ Barrowland Ballroom 16/02/17

Words & Photo: The Captain It’s a Thursday night and I’m in Glasgow to see Trivium for the second time. I’ve only ever been in Glasgow once before for a gig and I’ve never been in this venue so I’m rather excited to see what the night will bring. We are city 5/7 on the UK & Ireland leg of their “Silence in the Snow” … Continue reading Live Review: Trivium @ Barrowland Ballroom 16/02/17

Song Review: Out in the Ocean by Megan D

(Photo Credit: Graham Mackenzie Photography) Megan D has always captivated me with her unique, soft voice. This song is no different. She has her own style that really does stand out, with her Scottish accent coming through (because what’s better than an artist signing in their own accent, especially if it’s Scottish?). This song is so very beautiful and I’m glad we can hear it now, … Continue reading Song Review: Out in the Ocean by Megan D

Single Review: The Girl From Dundee by Amy Lou

(Photo Credit: Hannah Findlay) The new single from Amy Lou is simply fabulous! Amy’s vocals are soft and sweet, layered over beautiful flowing music, and what sounds like a Glockenspiel which is super awesome. Amy reminds me a bit of Lucy Spraggan with this single, armed with her acoustic guitar and a set of clever, charming lyrics. The song is perfect to sit down and listen to on … Continue reading Single Review: The Girl From Dundee by Amy Lou

E.P Review: The Quiet Terror of Being Alive by Our Smallest Adventures

Our Smallest Adventures are a Post-Rock band from Kirkcaldy. This is their second E.P. First things first, I love and I mean LOVE instrumental music. When I was asked to review this E.P and I first listened to it, I immediately fell in love. The reason for this is that it’s so much easier to feel the music when no-one is singing over the top, … Continue reading E.P Review: The Quiet Terror of Being Alive by Our Smallest Adventures

Single Review: Love Her by The Holy Smokes

The Holy Smokes are back with a very short but super sweet single. Not like chocolate sweet, but more like a super awesome Ric Flair “WOOOOOO!” sweet. This single seems to follow on perfectly from the songs on their debut E.P No Romance. It’s fast paced, with gravely and raw vocals layered fabulously over the top. They seem to have their own style nailed which, to me, … Continue reading Single Review: Love Her by The Holy Smokes

Song Review: Sonshine by Esperi

Words: The Captain There’s something simply and wonderfully charming about this track. Chris James Marr (also known as Esperi) has a way of warming your heart with this beautiful, folky track. His whisper-like vocals, layered over an simple, yet lovely, acoustic guitar and occasional strings & piano. The lyrics are the icing on this yummy and musical cake, giving the song even more beauty and filling your … Continue reading Song Review: Sonshine by Esperi

E.P Review: Buzzards of Babylon (EP) by Buzzards of Babylon

Words: The Captain When a band has “the sound that emanates from disapproving beach goers when spaniels are kicked in the neck by Vikings” as their band description, you know you’re about to get something loud and something that might scare your neighbours. Although, if your neighbours don’t like this, then screw them, because this EP is a piece of heavy musical art! It’s loud, … Continue reading E.P Review: Buzzards of Babylon (EP) by Buzzards of Babylon