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If Jeff Buckley was a child of the late fifties, and his talents were shaped by the halcyon days of the summer of love in the sixties, then his debut would have very likely sounded like that of ‘Shame to be Alive by James Michael Rodgers...
NHC MUSIC has a new series of articles going live on a two weekly basis, where we chat to, and chat about, some of the countries best up and coming Scottish punk bands and solo artists. This week we continue the new series by talking to The Red Eyes, check it out...
On the eve of our Strummerjam gigs, A motley crew, with the exception of Beth, congregated to tell us about what the Clash and Joe Strummer meant to them.
Clash city rockers go.
Beth - Velveteen Riot. Danny Mac - Testifying Time Radio. Royston O'Boogie. - McCann/Everywhere. Niall - The Stumblers. Campbell - NHC. Mainy - NHC.
Before getting a chance to listen to the album I had the opportunity to watch the music video for their song 'Not Listening' which was entertaining, touching and fit perfectly with the song and its meaning. If you get a chance give the video a watch because it's certainly worth it...
Author’s note: It may not come as a shock that us at NHC are a bunch of avid readers and we’re always looking to learn new things. Every so often we come across new facts and information within the areas of our own interests that we find interesting. So we thought we’d start sharing it with you guys as part of a new series of short educational articles to promote...
So David, great to have you on our new segment, where we get a little more musician geek than we normally do! Hey, the readers seem to love peering into the minds of other musicians, so please do start us off by telling us what you are playing on now, and why that's the guitar for you.
Hello NHC, always happy to talk guitar geek and talk you through the gear collecting here at Marshall Chipped’s Haiverin’ Studios HQ (aka my flat).
As well as throwing our spotlight on the excellent Scottish punk bands out there, we also intend to bring you interviews with some of the good guys from the scene, ethical promoters, bookers and venue owners... they really are out there!
Hi there Jamie, glad to finally have an ethical promoter on the new website, I think this is a first for us actually, interviewing another promoter from Glasgow! So, start us off by telling us a wee bit about yourself, and Serpent promotions?
It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to have to paint it.
The quote from the comedy genius initially isn’t going to make much sense, but bear with me
Alt rock is a strange term.
It means nothing, or everything.
Mention it to one person and they think Yo La Tengo, to another it is Nickelback.
And both would arguably be correct as the loosely named genre is a far reaching overarching one that anything post Led Zeppelin seems to sit comfortably under.
So while calling The Empty Page alt rock would be in essence correct, it falls short of really telling a story...
Art appreciation shouldn’t be solely restricted to that which is easily consumed.
It can’t just be the book of Monet prints that adorns the coffee table, the well hung pastoral scene in the museum that elicits a smile, or the capturing - and photo shopping - of what is currently the vox populi understanding of what is beauty by a camera lens...