David Maclean is the drummer and producer for Django Django. He grew up in Edinburgh, Fife and The Highlands Although I would've voted 'Yes' if I still lived in Scotland - I'm now in London - I was always of the belief that the way people were galvanised to become active about politics in Scotland during the Referendum was so important and something that has to keep going. Not just in Scotland but across the rest of Britain: it’s a time for change and if Scotland can achieve that as part of Britain, that’s good.
Ahead of the release of Slipknot's fifth studio album, '5: The Gray Chapter', due out on October 20 in the UK, the Iowa metallers have unveiled their latest new look. They've changed up their masks a number of times over the years, but their latest incarnation is particularly imaginative. Anyway, they're here to be, um, enjoyed in nine fairly disturbing but entertaining GIFs.
Aphex Twin returns with a new album next week (September 22) after a 13-year exodus. If you've read our review, you'll know it's a hyper-intricate electronic melody-crush overflowing with all the manic ideas and ADHD beats we've come to love from the Cornish raver.
To quote the generous spring of wisdom that is Wayne’s World 2, "if you book them they will come." Andrew Goldin had never organised a gig before prior to this week (September 17) when, in a coup that concert industry experts are speculating may change the future of how live shows are booked, he raised over $70,000 (£43,000) to stage a fan-funded Foo Fighters gig in Richmond, Virginia – the group’s first show there in 16 years.
'Frozen By Sight' is a new full-album collaboration by Field Music's Peter Brewis and Maximo Park's Paul Smith, featuring the former on musical duties while the latter recites vignettes from his travels. 'Exiting Hyde Park' features the heavy-thudding piano that'll be familiar to any Field Music fan, soundtracking Smith's tale of feeling like an interloper at a businessman's hotel.