Music, Henry Northmore

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Rufus Wainwright - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Wed 5 Mar 2014

21 Mar 20144 stars

The baroque pop artiste imbues his modern material with class and elegance

Rufus Wainwright may have dabbled in musicals, operas and orchestras but tonight is stripped back to basics. No backing band, just the purity of one man singing at a grand piano. He sometimes switches to guitar, and is joined by his half-sister Lucy…

Interview: Roger Limb of The Radiophonic Workshop

18 Mar 2014

The iconic BBC music ensemble behind the Doctor Who theme is back on tour

The BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop was an early pioneer of electronic music. Originally set up by Desmond Briscoe and Daphne Oram in 1958 to produce music and sound effects for radio, it soon became a hub for musical experimentation, producing hundreds of…

As The Palaces Burn

27 Feb 20144 stars

Fascinating documentary about Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe's trial for manslaughter

Lamb of God are a seriously heavy rock band from Richmond, Virginia, who alongside Machine Head, Trivium and Shadows Fall helped revive the sound of thrash for a new generation of metal heads. They’ve sold a shit load of records; picked up multiple…

Metronomy - Love Letters

21 Feb 20143 stars

Joe Mount's electro-pop follow-up to The English Riviera can't help but suffer by comparison

Across three albums, Metronomy evolved from Joseph Mount’s one-man glitch electronica project into an iridescent indie pop band. Debut album Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe) (2006) bristled with wonky beats while The English Riviera (2011) saw…

Interview: Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland

29 Jan 2014

The commercial-metal man chats about his art school past and love of dark electronic music

The annual Kerrang! tour is a snap shot of the state of heavy rock. And 2014 finds us in a dark and disturbing place featuring the monstrous riffage of Nottingham’s Baby Godzilla famed for their explosive live shows; the power meets thrash of…

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Moderat set for rescheduled London and Glasgow dates on UK tour

29 Jan 2014

Live show from Modeselektor/Apparat collaboration setback by illness and venue closure

On paper, it’s a collaboration that just shouldn’t work. Modeselektor (aka duo Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) and Apparat (aka Sascha Ring) were both moving in the same circles on the Berlin music scene circa 2002, but playing very different…

Black Sabbath - SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Mon 16 Dec 2013

19 Dec 20135 stars

The (mostly) original line-up reunite to perform a set of pure heavy metal ecstasy

There’s always a slight fear when a band comes out of retirement and heads back on the touring circuit that they’ll never recapture past glories. For many fans it’ll be their last and only chance to catch an act they know and love in the live arena, so…

Hot 100 2013: 89-80

11 Dec 2013

Anna Meredith, Neil Forsyth and Greg McHugh among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

Hot 100 2013: 39-30

11 Dec 2013

Blythe Duff, Mark Millar and Numbers among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

Hot 100 2013: 29-20

11 Dec 2013

Electric Frog, Peter Capaldi and Summerhall among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

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Hot 100 2013: 19-11

11 Dec 2013

Armando Iannucci and Boards of Canada among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

Arcade Fire / The Reflektors - Barrowland, Glasgow, Fri 15 Nov 2013

5 Dec 20135 stars

Stunning carnivalesque event that transcends gig

It’s the worst kept secret in indie rock that The Reflektors are actually the alter ego of Montreal’s Arcade Fire. But this barely veiled mystery helps hype the anticipation: we know this won’t be your average Arcade Fire performance. Each ticket has…

Alice in Chains - O2 Academy, Glasgow, Thu 14 Nov 2013

22 Nov 20134 stars

Come With the Fall's William DuVall delivers a fitting tribute to deceased frontman Layne Staley

Few bands recover from the death of their lead singer. Most implode or just cannot face the thought of carrying on (a few very rare cases, like AC/DC, go onto unlikely world domination). An important factor is who actually writes the majority of the…

Paloma Faith - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 29 Oct 2013

8 Nov 20133 stars

A jazz-flecked set and 42-piece orchestra backing makes the pop performance soar

Of all her contemporaries (Winehouse, Adele, Sandé, etc) Paloma Faith’s vocals were always the most rooted in the classic big band era, which makes this large scale tour, backed by the 42-piece Guy Barker Orchestra, such a natural fit. Without the…

Avenged Sevenfold - Hail to the King

26 Sep 20134 stars

A7X's latest hits hard and heavy and dares to be epic

California’s Avenged Sevenfold are on the edge of greatness. They are the feral dogs biting at the genre’s underbelly uniting the metal clans with their powerful yet accessible thrash assault. They haven’t crossed over into mainstream consciousness in…

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Interview: Paul Wolinski, one quarter of intrumental post-rock band 65daysofstatic

16 Sep 2013

‘The music is a way to explain all the stuff there aren't any words for'

‘The music is a way to explain all the stuff there aren't any words for,' says Paul Wolinski who makes up one quarter of post-rock instrumental four piece 65daysofstatic. 'It's why we started writing music in the first place – because, to me personally…

Kings of Leon - Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, Thu 15 Aug 2013

23 Aug 20134 stars

A revitalised Followill clan display slick stagecraft at the inaugural Glasgow Summer Session

After rumours of inter-band tension and tales of diva behaviour backstage, Kings of Leon cancelled a string of US dates in 2011. They announced a six-month hiatus and as time rolled on people started to wonder if KoL had imploded under the weight of…

Kenny Rogers - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 9 Jul 2013

17 Jul 20133 stars

The voice isn't what it used to be, but the country star is still an all-round entertainer

In the US country music is pop music. And while it’s not a completely unknown quantity in Britain it certainly doesn’t shift in anywhere near the same volume as Stateside. However Scotland still has its own proud folk traditions and perhaps that's why…

Profile: Mancunian DJ Moonboots

11 Jul 2013

As Moonboots hits Glasgow's Melting Pot, we profile the Mancunian DJ

Name: Moonboots. Occupation: A Manchester stalwart who, along with Jason Boardman, has been running the Aficionado night for the last fifteen years. A relaxed DJ who still favours the true meaning of Balearic (even though he's never been to…

House producer/DJ Jesse Rose tours his ambitious 12 x 12 project

11 Jul 2013

Project produces one release every month for a year

Jesse Rose specialises in house music but he seems to enjoy playing with the form. He starts with the foundations of the genre but has taken it in so many directions from big dancefloor bangers to deep underground cuts. His record label Made to Play has…

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Crate Digging: Isaac Tichauer

10 Jun 2013

The DJ gives a sneak peek in his record crate ahead of his appearance at Gasoline Dance Machine

Edinburgh favourite Gasoline Dance Machine launches in Glasgow this month and to mark the occasion they’re joined by special guest Isaac Tichaur. Here the French Express signee talks us through ‘some tracks I’m loving right now for a whole range of…

Profile: Drums of Death

10 Jun 2013

The skull-faced producer has worked with Hot Chip and Peaches in between his solo output

Name: Drums of Death Occupation: Skull-faced, make-up caked master of spooky synths, gritty grime and acid techno. Born in Oban but now residing in London (via Glasgow) Drums of Death, has created a villainous alter ego for his electronic output, a…

T in the Park 2013: A guide to the best indie rock

5 Jun 2013

A preview of what to expect in the Indie Rock genre at this year's edition of T in the Park

T in the Park is built on a foundation of indie rock. The fields of Balado still echo to the singalong choruses of previous headliners such as Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes. 2013's line-up is perhaps the most diverse yet featuring folk (Mumford…

The Vaccines set to perform at RockNess 2013

15 May 2013

Henry Northmore talks to The Vaccines as they lead the charge of the indie brigade at this year’s Ro

RockNess started out as a dance music festival but over the last few years it’s started to evolve into a mixing pot, as rock rubs shoulders with trance and hip hop stars share a stage with acoustic acts. Rock’n’roll rabble rousers The Vaccines take the…

Marcus Intalex launches new house and techno identity Trevino

17 Apr 2013

Underground house and techno from DJ and producer known for drum & bass

‘It’s underground house and techno,’ explains Trevino, a new alias for a name that will be more familiar to most clubbers as drum & bass don Marcus Intalex. This isn’t a new secret identity with Intalex trying to keep his involvement confidential; he’d…