For a lad who got kicked out of school with no qualifications, Aidan Moffat has an impressive CV. He started out shaping the future of Scottish indie with Arab Strap, and last year he and Bill Wells released the remarkable album Everything’s Getting Older, to what seemed like unanimous acclaim.»
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? No, I'm listening to Miaoux Miaoux. It's the monthly Scottish music news round-up.»
Kicking off our takeover week from the gentleman from Mogwai is this 10 songs that influenced Mogwai mixtape by Stuart Braithwaite...»
To reflect on the last 10 years of music in Glasgow, we thought we’d put together a round-up of the best bands to come out of the city during those 120 months. So, as a fool proof way of sorting out the cream from the crap, we asked the people who’ve »
Ask anyone involved in the Scottish music scene what the foremost label in the country has been over the last decade and they’ll all give you the same answer: Chemikal Underground.
Spawned by members of seminal Glasgow outfit The Delgados, Chemikal wa»
On the face of it, Glasgow isn’t a natural cultural epicentre. Renowned for its hard drinking locals, the city’s roots are entrenched in the staunch Labour supporting shipyards of the Clyde and the part-football, part-religious tensions of the Old Fi»
This week's content mashed into the form of a Spotify playlist, featuring the likes of Orange Juice, Ghostface Killah, Mogwai, El Guincho, Arab Strap, Flying Lotus and Klaxons.»
“No one really writes honest, hateful love songs. The kids never hear it like they should hear it – they should know about the farting, the fighting and the fucking, the pain and the pleasure.”
That was Aidan Moffat in the 90's, the decade his band»
As part of our 10-week “DiS is 10!” celebration, we’ve asked 50 of our favourite people to tell us about one of their favourite albums of the past 10 years. Here, DiS contributor Neil Ashman shares his choice...
Aidan Moffat & The Best Ofs have a new record out. It's called How To Get From Heaven From Scotland, it's about lurve: "The perfect Valentine's Day gift for a loved one," concludes its author.»
Ahead of the Valentine's Day release of his deluxe new album, How to Get to Heaven from Scotland, Emmy the Great caught up with a very busy Aidan Moffat to compute about romance, sex, Batman, monogamy. You know, all the major life questions.»
Established in 1995, Chemikal Underground has been a home to some of DiS’s favourite bands: Mogwai, Arab Strap, The Delgados and many more. We catch up with co-founder Alun Woodward»
Walking home in the drizzle past King's Cross scum and debris whilst trying to say "ser-ah-tone-in" like a Scotsman, it sinks it that that is it. It's over. The end feels like not just the end of a band but the end of a world built by John Peel, when a late-night play on Radio 1 was a respected local badge of honour and meant touching an industry and an audience bigger than those on a stadium tour...»
virtual-court.com, june 2004, 9:52am. London.
Judge: Bring out the mp3s! Mister.pee-free, you are charged with the man slaughter of the music industry!
Compere: Let me hear a biiig ’Fuck yeah!
Judge: You are also charged with the murder of global cul»
The Reading Report part 2
Friday 24th. Early afternoon. The Comedy Tent.
Mobile phone numbers were exchanged, we split up, heading for different tents, an attempt to get around to watching another band without suffering the same fate as the dancing woman. Stilt walkers were again avoided, were they»