NHC MUSIC is a not for profit organisation that helps bands, solo musicians, artists and crafts people self fund, promote, and live within a fairer local music and arts scene.
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“I drink wine. I planned to only have one glass before our first gig but during our soundcheck, my heart started beating furiously so I had at least one more… Although, performing is honestly the best thing that I have ever done, and it is more of an adrenalin rush than nerves. After a couple of times playing live, I felt like I got used to it and I don’t need to rely on wine to drown the butterflies anymore”.
Josephine Sillars + The Manic Pixie Dreams are a band based in Glasgow who write politically infused pop music. They have performed extensively across Scotland as well as in Europe and internationally, including local festivals such as XpoNorth, Celtic Connections and Kelburn Garden Party. Following the release of their single 'Down', they completed their first UK tour in November 2017, and in 2018 they were selected to represent the UK as part of EXCITE Music.
Some people will say that "Chill" is to be best consumed in pill form, others think that the chill is gone. However, 24 year old Jazz merchant Gordon Robertson does not subscribe to such nonsense. The east coast singer songwriter releases his single "Vodka Lemon Lime" on the 27th of July and it sets a pretty solid benchmark to define "Chilled".
We arrived at Riverside about 1.30pm and went inside. WOW, the layout was better, no buying tokens before the queue at the bar (which i don’t think i waited longer than 10 minutes at any time) toilets were placed better and monitored more. Compared to the previous year it had improved drastically…
For the last three weeks NHC MUSIC have been working hard on their main 2018 fundraiser, and rather than firing up a series of events and gigs to raise some much needed cash, we decided on an auction instead, everybody likes auctions eh? On top of that, we know folk are a bit skint these days, but then again, everyone has stuff kicking around the house that they don't need, and if we could get that stuff and auction it off to others for a low price, then it means everyone is a winner.
NHC MUSIC has got some cracking gigs up for grabs soon, some themed, some not so themed, some instore, and some out of store, and they are all below. NHC MUSIC has a unique way of running out of store gigs, in that we run everything as not for profit, always. This of course means that all the ticket money after venue costs goes right back to the bands.
I'm enough. I'm a good person. I love too hard and I'm kind to a fault. The answer is not to change. It's to be around the right people who accept you for you. You can always get better, no matter how bad things get. Love yourself enough to be the best version of yourself you can be.
I’ve covered the music side of the festival, but as anyone who’s ever attended one knows. Festival’s are about much more than just music. They are family gatherings, an opportunity to meet up with friends, a place to get completely wasted and escape the grind of modern life, an opportunity to convene with nature.
Hip hop for metalheads? Maybe, there’s a certain Nine Inch Nails-esque quality to it, and a Heath Ledger’s Joker-like watch-the-world-burn mentality to it. Tickle & Texture come together on the title track, “Apocalypse Now? Naw mate, apocalypse way too fucking late!” A sesquipedalian emerges from Texture intermittently like a verbose demon he carries inside him. “O.G chemical poetry, and if you’re listening, you’re the resistance”. Tickle tongue-ties a tumultuous tale of tormented turbulence to top off a twisted track tremendously.
Ayrshire singer/songwriter Matt Scott has a well cultivated sound about his music. That includes his solo efforts and his own songs played with a cracking backing band. So "All Out Of Sorts" is a good title for his new single. It's a wee bit different from his other recent releases, but it is unmistakably a Matt Scott track.