on the radio… and the telly, and the web

27th February 2023

A couple of items of interest on the airwaves this week (more…)

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21st February 2023

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve posted an update to the audio-visual menu available to Scottish indie music fans (more…)

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16th January 2023
Belle and Sebastian

Behind the times as ever, our radio recommendations this week are all, pretty much, repeats. Well, ‘Listen again’ at least…

Last midweek Craig Charles had Stuart and Sarah out of Belle & Sebastian his 6music show, going head-to-head in a musical fight club. Whatever that entails. Find out here.

And BBC Introducing in Scotland last week had Bemz in session. He was winner in 2022 of Scottish Act of the Year, and the 2023 competition is now open as revealed on last Friday’s show.

And yes, it’s all repeats on the telly as well, but this is a good ICYMI from Hogmanay – The Barrowland Roar, a documentary presented by musician Iain Spanish MacKay, which features Del Amitri, The Fratellis, Elephant Sessions, Gun, Stiff Little Fingers, and Dylan John Thomas on stage, as well as Simple Minds, Amy MacDonald, Christy Moore, The Vatersay Boys, Travis and Mogwai talking about their experiences at the legendary venue. You’ve got until the first week of February to watch it…

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9th January 2023

Radio in Scotland rather stumbles its way into the new year with a host of interesting ‘listen again’ repeats (more…)

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31st October 2022

ON your wireless this week… Wednesday 2nd November sees folk legend Rab Noakes chat with Roddy Hart on BBC Radio Scotland’s Quay Sessions about his favourite live album. The show also has an archive live session from Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine – that’s from 8pm.

6Music’s Marc Riley on Thursday 4th has a classic archive session from The Associates – that’s from 7pm.

BBC Introducing in Scotland on Friday 5th has Bemz, chatting about his recent session at Maida Vale.

And finally, kind of related to indie music of this parish – writer and major music fan Ian Rankin appeared with Craig Charles on his 6Music Hallowe’en show and as well as reading from his latest book ‘A Heart Full of Headstones’.

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