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Interview with Steve Mason aka King Biscuit Time

Note: this was before Mason returned with his Black Affair project. Steve Mason aka King Biscuit Time has spoken openly of how he struggled with depression during the eight years the Beta Band were together. However, chatting to him prior to the release of his stunning new album Black Gold, it seemed as if his […]

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Interview with Malcolm Middleton

Malcolm Middleton is infamous for being a bit of a dour bugger. As if it wasn’t enough being one half of the now defunct Arab Strap – perennially described by the media as Falkirk miserablists (despite being one of Scotland’s most original and important contemporary bands) – his first two solo albums were full of […]

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Interview with Barbarossa

Barbarossa’s debut album Chemical Campfires is a deeply personal and honest collection of folk tinged songs, written and performed by London based songwriter James Mathe. His sincere vocals are underpinned by a subtle electro sheen that makes it sound refreshingly modern – the sonic equivalent of a glacial lake, its depths hidden by a pristine […]

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Interview with James Yorkston on The Year of the Leopard

If you want an insight into James Yorkston’s new album The Year of the Leopard, it’s perhaps best to start with the title track. “The line ‘It won’t be so easy, this year of the leopard’ was partly inspired by a book called The Leopard by Guiseppe Di Lampedusa.” Yorkston explains. “The main character is […]