Human Don’t Be Angry

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2012 Scottish Album of the Year award shortlist announced

31 May 2013

Django Django, Paul Buchanan and The Twilight Sad make 10-album shortlist in award's second year

The shortlist for the 2012 Scottish Album of the Year award has been announced. The awards take a look back at the best music produced by Scottish artists in 2012, with a £20,000 prize for the winners and £1000 for each of the shortlisted runners…

Admiral Fallow, Emeli Sande and Django Django nominated for Scottish Album of the Year Award 2012

25 Apr 2013

Dam Mantle, The Twilight Sad and Lau also in running for best Scottish album of the last year

Admiral Fallow, Emeli Sande and Django Django are among the artists who are in the running for the Scottish Album of the Year Award 2012. They are part of a longlist of 20 albums, whittled down from over 270 titles by a selection of journalists…

Hot 100 2012: 69-60

11 Dec 2012

Rachel Sermanni, Limmy and Peter Capaldi among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2012

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 2012, you'll find them here.

Singles and downloads - September 2012

19 Sep 2012

Errors, Withered Hand and Miaoux Miaoux among highlights

We’re not just here for the nasty things in life, like reporting that vapid-folk yawn-patrol Mumford and Sons return with ‘I Will Wait’ (I wish they had) (●●, Gentlemen of the Road/Island Records). We’re here for the sexy pop goods too, such as RM…

Human Don’t Be Angry - Human Don’t Be Angry

26 Mar 20124 stars

Komische-influenced instrumental masterpiece from Malcolm Middleton

Scottische Pop (Chemikal Underground) In the bowels of a radioactive pop bunker somewhere between Glasgow and Falkirk, Malcolm Middleton has spent 18 months incubating a (super) heroic alter-ego. We all thought we knew the mild-mannered Middleton…

Review of Reviews - Human Don't Be Angry

26 Mar 2012

What we said and what they said about the debut album from Malcolm Middleton's latest project

What we said ‘While Malcolm Middleton’s solo lyrics are typified by self-deprecation, Human Don’t Be Angry’s vocalisms are more forthright, driven and loved-up.’ The List What they said ‘Middleton is a master when it comes to this and previous…

Human Don’t Be Angry - The Arches, Glasgow, Sat 25 Feb

29 Feb 20124 stars

Malcolm Middleton's side project gets a satisfying full-band outing

For those who knew Malcolm Middleton only from his days as one half of the funniest band ever to be famous for misery, or even as the alt folk jangler behind ‘A Brighter Beat’ and one-time Christmas No 1 outsider ‘We’re All Going to Die’, this, the…

Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells and Malcolm Middleton are pick of September singles

16 Sep 2011

Jens Lekman, Josh T Pearson and Django Django also among highlights

The humble lyric is oft-overlooked in the quick-fix rush of the singles market. Come hither, then, as we salute the month’s most loquacious quality popsters. No such discourse would be complete without a nod to Swedish indie-bard Jens Lekman, whose…

Human Don’t Be Angry - guitar-based project from ex-Arab Strap mainman

21 Oct 2010

Malcolm Middleton's new project brings out his sensible side

‘I set out with three unbreakable rules,’ states alt.pop saviour Malcolm Middleton. He’s referring to his brand-new solo endeavour Human Don’t Be Angry. ‘Rule one: don’t do interviews. Rule two: act like you know what you’re doing. Rule three: no beer…

Fence Collective's Away Game takes the party to island of Eigg

6 Oct 20105 stars

Human Don’t Be Angry, Silver Columns and Withered Hand among highlights

Miami sunsets, macaroni pies, tractors-as-transport. Live death metal at 6am, beach campfire concerts, and a bottomless hipflask of whisky doing the rounds long after the bar had been drunk dry. Away Game – the first Fence Records festival on the…

The List: 25 Years - A night at the Arches, Glasgow featuring Errors, King Creosote and Come on Gang!

5 Oct 2010

Event celebrates 25th anniversary of The List Magazine

After 25 years of writing about other people's events, we've decided to put on our own... and it's been worth the wait. We're taking over The Arches for one Friday night only, showcasing the best of Scottish culture, including many of favourite bands…

Autumn highlights: The best albums and gigs from Scottish bands

16 Sep 2010

The Phantom Band, The Twilight Sad and Errors set for action

The Phantom Band Chemikal Underground’s finest, most eclectic and most likely signings of recent years return with the follow-up to last year’s debut Checkmate Savage. The Wants is released on Chemikal Underground, Mon 18 Oct. The Scottish…