Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Glasgow kiss

Lost In France is a celebration of the historic fertility of Glasgow's music scene, but Chemikal Underground head honcho Stewart Henderson's gloomy ruminations on the current challenges facing bands and labels might lead you to believe that the contemporary picture is bleak. Likewise, our focus on the city's rich musical past in Episode 2 of Sounding Bored might imply that there's little to get excited about in the present.

So this piece by Clash's Hayley Scott is a timely (and encouraging) corrective, arguing that "Glasgow's bustling underground has rarely been in such rude health". Among the bands she singles out are Sacred Paws and Spinning Coin, whose recent tour together stopped off at Cardiff in February.

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