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first published in @The Evening Echo 2017-03-16

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Niall McCann a film maker from County Louth is releasing a film ‘Lost In France’ that encapsulates the musical side of the city of Glasgow, “growing up in Dundalk I got introduced to lots of music by the odler crowd I hung out with that I perhaps would not have come into contact with otherwise. 1,172 more words

Arab Strap: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

This review originally featured in The Skinny.

In the decade since Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton amicably, but devastatingly, called time on Arab Strap… 331 more words

Arab Strap: 20 Songs for 20 Years pt 2

So we’ve heard from Malcolm Middleton. Now the other half of the Arab Strap partnership, frontman Aidan Moffat, tells us about reviving lyrics he wrote twenty years ago and what we can expect from this weekend’s gigs. 653 more words

Gigs In Glasgow


As much as I have loved the solo output from Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton, I have hugely missed Arab Strap.

This however, is the week they are playing a short tour of gigs in London, Manchester and Glasgow. 337 more words

Arab Strap

Arab Strap: 20 Songs for 20 Years

Cult heroes Arab Strap have reformed ten years after they first split in order to celebrate their 20th birthday. An eponymous compilation of their singles, plus “secret hits and rarities” is out now on… 839 more words

Gigs In Glasgow



Lau are, without doubt, one of the most exciting and ambitious folk bands of their generation. They’ve been described as “modern folk’s most innovative band,” and have been winning awards, praise and plaudits since the release of their debut album Lightweights and Gentlemen in 2007. 2,342 more words


Arab Strap - “The First Big Weekend of 2016 (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)”

The Strap have reconvened to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and in addition to a handful of shows across the pond, they’ve treated us to this… 57 more words