Claire Sawers

530 articles

Sorted by popularity / date

Interview: Michel Faber discusses his new book The Book of Strange New Things

9 Oct 2014

Author explains the deeply personal circumstances surrounding the writing of his last novel

When Michel Faber began writing his latest novel, The Book of Strange New Things, he knew it would be his last. What he didn’t know is that it would end up being not just a farewell to his career as a novelist, but also to his other half, Eva Youren (in…

The Hot 100 2014: 90-81

11 Dec 2014

Hanna Tuulikki, Vanishing Point and Bloody Scotland among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 10-2

11 Dec 2014

Rachel Maclean, Young Fathers and National Collective among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 100-91

11 Dec 2014

Sophia George, Richard Youngs and Carina Contini among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 20-11

11 Dec 2014

Summerhall, Ilan Volkov and Green Door Studios among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

back to top

The Hot 100 2014: 30-21

11 Dec 2014

Karen Gillan, Paolo Nutini and Rose Leslie among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 40-31

11 Dec 2014

The Twilight Sad, Drygate and The Scottish Ensemble among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 70-61

11 Dec 2014

Counterflows, Glasgay and Daniel Sloss among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 60-51

11 Dec 2014

The Glad Café, David Mackenzie and Still Game among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 50-41

11 Dec 2014

Braw Gigs, Rally & Broad and John Byrne among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

back to top

Opinion: Fielding Hope's contribution to Glasgow's underground live music scene

11 Nov 2014

Brains behind Cry Parrot live music is moving to London to become senior producer at Cafe OTO

After putting on some of Scotland’s weirdest, most fun, independent, DIY, new underground music events for almost eight years, Fielding Hope, the brains behind Cry Parrot live music, is moving to London to become senior producer at Cafe OTO. While it’s…

Album Roundup – November 2014

7 Nov 2014

Including new releases from Dean Blunt, Neil Landstrumm, TV On The Radio, Simple Minds and Micah P H

Neil Landstrumm – Nights of Shame EP (Kick + Clap) ●●●●● Silly-good new stuff from producer Neil Landstrumm, on Kick + Clap, a brand new all-vinyl label which he says, ‘jacks so hard, it has to be from Chicago’. In reality, these squelchy, chiming…

The Hot 100 2014: 80-71

11 Dec 2014

Chvrches, Comar and Claire Cunningham among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

A guide to the top music events and gigs this autumn

14 Oct 2014

Including The Pleasance Sessions, To Rococo Rot, Simple Things, Chvrches and Future Islands

The Pleasance Sessions The mini-festival continues with gorgeous Italo-synths and swooning, keening folk from Ubre Blanca and Two Wings (Thu 16 Oct), plus Glasgow’s excellent ‘proto-robo-folkers’ the Phantom Band and ambient vista-makers Remember…

2015 Highlights: Music

17 Dec 2014

Featuring: Belle & Sebastian, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tectonics, Electric Frog and Kelvingrove

Cue euphoria for fans of Glasgow’s indie twee-pop superstars; they return in January with their new, ninth album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, before playing a hometown arena gig in the summer, joined by the Scottish Festival Orchestra...

back to top

Christmas Gigs in Glasgow & Edinburgh

9 Dec 2014

December gigs including Trembling Bells, The Cosmic Dead, TYCI and Dune: The Musical

Stevie Wonder knows his answer already: ‘candles burning low, lots of mistletoe, choirs singing carols, right outside his door.’ But what does Christmas mean to you? If it’s an elaborately camp, musical remake of David Lynch’s Dune, adding an…

Christmas 2014: Top five Scottish craft markets

7 Nov 2014

Including Scotland Re:Designed, FaD Festive Shop & Designer Market and the 3D/ 2D Fair

Scotland Re:Designed A department store, but not as you know it. Local designers get a chance to emerge from their studios for this four-month pop-up shop in Ocean Terminal. Pick up items from ERIBÉ Knitwear, Iona Crawford and Kirsteen Stewart.

Exposure: General Ludd

21 Oct 2014

All you need to know about electronic Glasgow duo Tom Marshallsay and Richard McMaster

General Ludd fuses the talents of a bunch of Glasgow music acts we already loved. The duo of Tom Marshallsay (aka Dam Mantle), and Richard McMaster (from Golden Teacher, Lovers Rights and Silk Cut) was a shoo-in for good things, and recent DJ mixes and…

The best gigs to celebrate Hallowe’en 2014

14 Oct 2014

Including Goblin, Zola Jesus, Nightrave, Pressure and Hot Mess

Gory gig options are in good supply this Hallowe’en. Fans of the tits + terror school of Dario Argento giallo horror movies can watch 70s Italian prog rock legends Goblin perform their live soundtrack to a screening of Suspiria at SWG3 Warehouse. Which…

Peter Zummo 6tet

8 Oct 2014

Arthur Russell tribute band reinvents cult composer's work for the 21st century

’Let’s just say, I can sometimes have an attitude about the cellist who’s going to play Arthur Russell’s music. When we were choosing the right musician, I think it’s fair to say I expressed a few opinions,’ Peter Zummo confesses, laughing quietly down…

back to top

Experimental alt.pop duo Conquering Animal Sound set to release EP Talking Shapes

19 Sep 2014

Themes explored on the new record include musical languages, gender, feminism and football

Giddy, gorgeous, cacophonic, experimental – the music of duo Conquering Animal Sound is all-over-the-shop-pop, in the best way. The Glasgow two-piece (Anneke Kampman and Jamie Scott, who also perform as solo artists ANAKANAK and MC Almond Milk) return…

Interview: Esther Freud, daughter of Lucien Freud, on her latest novel Mr Mac and Me

11 Sep 2014

The author's latest work takes inspiration from Charles Rennie Mackintosh

‘I don’t think I can have a cogent thought without it coming out through my fingers,’ jokes Esther Freud, wrapping said fingers around a cup of herbal tea. The author is in a tent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, explaining her borderline…

Student Guide 2014: three of the best independent shops in Edinburgh

10 Sep 2014

Recommendations on where to spend your loan, including Herman Brown, Real Foods and Oxfam Music

Herman Brown This remains one of Edinburgh’s best spots for secondhand clothes - there’s an abundance of excellent charity shops in town, but for uncluttered, reasonably priced, hand-picked vintage shoes, jewellery and clothes, Herman Brown (and…

Student Guide 2014: three of the best independent shops in Glasgow

10 Sep 2014

Recommendations on where to spend your loan, including Artstore, Circa Vintage and Voltaire and Rous

Artstore Load up with oil paints, stationery, sketchbooks and materials for lino prints, screen prints, sculpture and illustration in this Aladdin’s cave of art supplies, which offers 10% off for students. There’s a city centre branch opposite the…

Legendary D&B producer Goldie turns his hand to medieval liturgy with Fragments of Gold

27 Aug 2014

The classical/electronica project is inspired by historic document the Hawick Missal Fragment

It’s an unexpected fusion of tweed blazers and gold grills, where medieval chants meet clubland, but that’s where you will currently find Goldie, the drum and bass producer turned composer for his latest project, Fragments of Gold. Goldie, or…