Charity compilation album Glasgow Nights features tracks by Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Errors and more
- Brian Donaldson
- 3 April 2018
Raising money for anti-poverty group Money Advice Scotland
With any kind of compilation record based around a broad theme, you'll get moaning minnies coming out of the woodwork from left, right and centre. The thread running through Glasgow Nights is that of acts who earned their musical stripes on the city's vibrant live scene. Still, that this is a charity record in aid of anti-poverty group Money Advice Scotland will no doubt have little bearing on folk who like to have a right old complain: where are Simple Minds, Orange Juice and Twin Atlantic, you can literally hear these types whine? Well, maybe they're on the backburner for a future compilation. For now, there's ample quality and distinct breadth to keep sensible people content.
While the thrust of Glasgow Nights is of contemporary acts and sounds, you certainly can't criticise the curators of ignoring the past with theme songs from both Taggart and Gregory's Girl receiving an airing. Among those donating tracks for the cause are Mogwai with 'Eternal Panther' (an atypically vocal-heavy B-side from the 'Party in the Dark' 7" single), The Pastels' 'Boats' (a Japanese-only bonus track from 2013's Slow Summits) and Marnie's 'Electric Youth' (taken from the second solo album by Ladytron's vocalist / keyboardist).
Also represented are further local heroes Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire, RM Hubbert, Sacred Paws, Spinning Coin, LYLO, Errors and Franz Ferdinand. The naysayers might say their nays, but such an assortment of Glasgow goodies should keep toes tapping and charity boxes filling.
Available via Money Advice Scotland, suggested donation £5.