Live Review: Mac DeMarco

By Tony Inglis Barrowlands, Glasgow, 24 November 2017 The first time I saw Mac DeMarco play live – a few years ago, in Glasgow’s now shuttered iconic club venue, The Arches – kids literally hung from the rafters as Mac and his band closed out their set with a raucous, hilarious, ingratiating rendition of Metallica’s … Continue reading Live Review: Mac DeMarco

Live Review: The War on Drugs

By Tony Inglis Barrowlands, Glasgow, 9 November 2017 One sure fire way to avoid the #dadrock backlash is to be extremely good at what you do. The War on Drugs have so far been immune from the criticisms that plague other all white, male guitar bands of the moment because their brand of arena-ready revivalist … Continue reading Live Review: The War on Drugs

Album Review: Arcade Fire, Everything Now

By Tony Inglis Until the release of their new album Everything Now, Arcade Fire had released four ecstatically wonderful albums: the emotive sweep of debut Funeral, the darkly powerful and severely underrated Neon Bible, the rebellious ode to the kids The Suburbs, and the moonlit disco of Reflektor. Before a note of Everything Now was … Continue reading Album Review: Arcade Fire, Everything Now