Glasvegas - 'Later… When The TV Turns To Static'

Glasvegas - 'Later… When The TV Turns To Static'

The title may be a subliminal pitch to Jools Holland, but 'Later…' is gut-punchingly direct. " I think my friends have all given up on me ", sings James Allan from his " lonely attic ", painting a picture as desolate as anything Ken Loach could...

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Glasvegas - 'Later... When The TV Turns To Static

Glasvegas - 'Later... When The TV Turns To Static

Where did it go wrong for Glasvegas? Having become one of the UK’s premier providers of terrace anthems for the drunk and emotional on their self-titled 2008 debut, the Glasgow band flopped with the pompous ‘Euphoric Heartbreak’ two years...

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Glasvegas - 'If'

Glasvegas - 'If'

‘If’ is grand, ragged round the edges, and wiser than you’ll ever be. “ If not for rain, the sun would never split the skies again ”, James Allan preaches over ringing guitars and galloping-horse drums. You gotta go through the bad shit...

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Glasvegas - 'I'd Rather Be Dead (Than Be With You)'

Glasvegas - 'I'd Rather Be Dead (Than Be With...

Talking of Tay-Tay Swift, here's a break-up song that makes 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' sound soft. It's basically just piano and hate, and the way James Allan sings " I'd rather be dead than be with you " could curdle custard....

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Live Review: Glasvegas

Live Review: Glasvegas

Just the briefest glimpse of James Allan’s knocking knees on Later… With Jools Holland last month was proof enough that something was awry in the state of Glasvegas . Allan’s typically belting lungs sounded short on oxygen, and his oddly...

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Album Review: Glasvegas - EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\ (Columbia)

Glasvegas - EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\...

Get James Allan going on the lyrics of his band’s second album, and you’ll find it hard to get him stopped. Ask him to describe its sounds, though, and he’s consistently responded with just one phrase: “like a dream”. That those three...

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Glasvegas, Concert Hall, Troon

Glasvegas, Concert Hall, Troon

With recent press stories about singing to a bowl of goldfish and posing for pictures wearing ski goggles, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Glasvegas frontman James Allan has finally gone a bit Jack Torrance. “All work and no play makes...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Glasvegas, Bjork, Lykke Li

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week -...

1. Glasvegas - 'The World Is Yours' And so, the first fury from Glasvegas’ brilliantly titled second album, ‘EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\’, not so much creeps out of their LA studio doorway as blasts the door off its hinges, making it...

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Live Review: Glasvegas

Live Review: Glasvegas

Five American tours in, it’s hard to believe Glasvegas have waited this long to finally visit their half-namesake city. The black-clad Scottish foursome – either still hungover or still drinking after last night’s club bender – have been...

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Glasvegas

Glasvegas

Forget any preconceived stereotypes you may have about Glasvegas fans all being darkly dressed mopesters still struggling with the emotional after-effects of a fatherless childhood. 2009 is going to be the year their fanbase reaches way beyond...

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