Review: Edinburgh band folda release debut single ‘aurora’

By Jamie McDonald Earlier this month a new supergroup was born. An amalgamation of some of the best known faces on the Edinburgh music scene, let me introduce you to folda. Easily the slickest electro-pop outfit to come out of the capital in some time, the four piece have already garnered a good deal of[…]

EXCLUSIVE: Annie Booth premieres new single on Radio ENRG

Annie Booth returns with ‘Solitude’ Edinburgh based songstress Annie Booth has enjoyed heaps of attention since the release of her debut record, ‘An Unforgiving Light’ last month. Known mainly as a member of emerging dark-pop group, Mt. Doubt, Annie’s first solo record shows she has the capability to stand alone as a writer. The album[…]

Annie Booth: ‘An Unforgiving Light’ – Album Review

Scottish singer Annie Booth is all set to make her debut this October with the release of An Unforgiving Light courtesy of Scottish Fiction and Last Night From Glasgow.  By Jamie McDonald This seminal record sees Annie Booth move away from her usual duties as an integral part of Edinburgh’s rising dark-pop outfit, Mt. Doubt and instead[…]

Rachel Sermanni at Summerhall 24.03.17 – Review

  By Jamie McDonald of the Reflex Hour.  Subtlety, intricacy, pain and whimsy. All words wrapped up in the charm of Rachel Sermanni’s ever broadening forays into love within her blend of folk-noir. Since her first EP, The Bothy Sessions, in 2011, Sermanni has taken on a journey of self discovery in her music. Through constant touring,[…]

Growin’ Up

by Andy Grozier // For the Sake of the Song // My partner recently asked me what songs remind me of being a kid, of growing up, messing around, having fun. I hit a total blank at first, trying too hard to searchlight my memories for records playing in backgrounds or copied cassettes being passed[…]

A Middling Month

by Andy Grozier // For the Sake of the Song // We have made it to February already in this great, confusing year of someone’s Lord, 2017. The month that the Hold Steady front-man and solo troubadour Craig Finn would tell you is “about as long as it is wide” in a line that always[…]

Admiral Fallow // Mt. Doubt // Josh Fuchs – La Belle Angèle

By Jamie McDonald  Photography: SayRaa Photography This week saw the celebration of the now revered institution of Independent Venue Week. As ever Edinburgh venue La Belle Angèle joined in with the unveiling of their newly refurbished space and a sterling line up to complete. Edinburgh singer-songwriter Josh Fuchs and his band got things under way with some charmingly[…]


REVIEW: VANT – Electric Circus (8-10-15)

Words By: Rachel Lee IN a time where the excitement of the indie scene days of Blur and Oasis fighting like cats and dogs seem but a distance memory, and the most controversial topic appears to be the love or hate view of Alex Turner’s quiff – the arrival of opinionated London band VANT is sure[…]