Baltimore-based singer/songwriter Cass McCombs makes glum but humourous music. Styles range from the anxious dronals of the Velvet Underground to lonesome hollowed out basement folk with many turns in between. On his most recent effort there is a prevalance of 1980s influence a la Morrissey. His lyrical style is vivid and weary, but will often drift into the high-spirited and whimsical. Signed to 4AD.
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Born and raised in Falkirk, Scotland, Malcolm Middleton first found fame as a prominent member of Scottish lo-fi folk group Arab Strap. Middleton's solo career, which he ran alongside Arab Strap until their split in 2006, has provided a perfect outlet for his personal, harrowing and heartfelt songwriting. 'While his morale languishes somewhere in a cold Falkirk bedsit, melodically his songs whoop from mountain peaks.' Observer Music Monthly
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Start To End
Some of Scotland’s leading young musicians perform their favourite albums in full from Start to End. Featuring Sam West on vocals and members of Admiral Fallow, Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire, Fat-Suit and Pronto Mama. They have made appearances at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections 2018 performing John Martyn’s ‘ Solid Air’ and Joni Mitchell’s ‘ Court and Spark’, as well as touring Daft Punk’s ‘ Discovery’ around the UK.
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The Mackintosh Church
- 870 Garscube Road
- G20 7EL
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