One of the problems of being a music fan is that your musical heroes often turn out to be problematic. Barely a day passes without someone famous coming out as a terrible racist, homophobe or transphobe: we should call it “doing a Morrissey”. But there’s an answer, and that’s to
Bob Mould covers Buzzcocks.
I’ve written a thing on my personal blog about the problem with songwriting: you keep writing songs. Earlier this year, my band set out to record a four-song EP. We ended up recording 13 songs, and then we broke up with our drummer and re-recorded them again. And in the
Me: I’ve got too many songs to mix! Also me: *takes a break from mixing, writes another song*
We’d originally planned to release an album in early summer and play some gigs to support it, but various changes – the death of our producer, Billy; becoming a duo instead of a trio – mean we’ve gone back to the drawing board. We’ve been recording tons of stuff and it’s
Thanks to generous donations from the crowd, Saturday’s tribute to Billy Samson raised £338.23 for Help Musicians UK. The money will go directly to supporting musicians in Scotland. Help Musicians UK is a charity that helps emerging, working and retired musicians of all kinds and in all sectors, whether amateur, pro
Kenny and I (Carrie) played some songs at A Night For Billy last night, an event in memory of our friend and musical collaborator Billy Samson. Afterwards, several people asked me where they could get hold of the final song we played, A Moment of Clarity. We haven’t finished it
We’ll be taking part in A Night For Billy, a tribute to our friend Billy Samson, on Saturday 27 April 2019. It’s at the Old Hairdressers in Glasgow’s Renfield Lane, with bands on till 11pm and then a DJ set until late. Entry is free and donations to the Help
We’re devastated by the news that our friend and musical collaborator Billy Samson has died. We’ll miss him terribly.