#travelodgers: 24 hours in derby;

Derby, historically, was one of the great centres of British rail. Coincidentally, it was the railways that drew us there – or, at least, the…

“a hundred or nothing”: the armellodie records interview;

There was a point, last year, when I started to wonder if Armellodie Records was done. Founded in 2007 by Al Nero and Scott Maple…

live review: margaret glaspy & leif vollebekk, cca, glasgow;

A simple piano line. A gentle bit of synth. Leif Vollebekk hasn’t even opened his mouth yet, and I’ve fallen in love. I’d agreed to…

culture consumption: august 2017;

So this is usually the column in which I round up the great and the not-so-great things I have read, watched and listened to in…

the accidental gig promoter’s guide to gig promoting;

There are certain things that, once you get the “bug” for, you’ll never be able to get enough of – or so the old wives’…

last year’s postbox: mystery retro goody boxes from the retro store;

When I read about vinyl being “collectable”, I always agree. I know this because I bought my first records before I had anything to play…

#edfringe17 interview: riches to rags tales with ellen waddell;

A couple of days after I got back from my 2017 Edinburgh Fringe adventure – in fact, the very day that my lengthy reviews and…