Barry Nicolson

Arcade Fire – ‘Everything Now’ Review

Arcade Fire have spent a career making a virtue of their own pomposity. Since 2004 debut ‘Funeral’, they’ve been unafraid to wrestle with big...

Is TRNSMT a worthy T in The Park replacement?

Other than the surprise Arctic Monkeys set that never was, it’s hard to see how the first year of Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival could have...

Tops off: Biffy Clyro and The 1975 close TRNSMT Festival with passion, politics and pyro

It had to happen: after two days of unseasonably glorious weather, the final day of TRNSMT sees the heavens open over Glasgow Green. A...

Mumford and Sons: Inside their Gentlemen of The Road stopover at Latitude

Mumford & Sons have baggage. Literal baggage, as self-styled ‘gentlemen of the road’, and metaphorical baggage, as a result of the banjos, the tea-crate-bashing...

Foo Fighters: the road to Glastonbury – the exclusive story

Dave Grohl has an apology to make. “Sorry I’m two years late,” he grins, before he gets Foo Fighters’ long-delayed Glastonbury return underway, “but...

Paul Weller – ‘A Kind Revolution’ Review

It’s 40 years since Paul Weller first sang about “the young idea” on The Jam's 1977 track ‘In The City’, but as he approaches...

At The Drive In – ‘in•ter a•li•a’ Review

Bands reunite for all sorts of reasons, but At The Drive In’s has never really been clear. Their much-ballyhooed Coachella comeback in 2012 was...

Shawn Mendes: The star talks turning social media attention into real-world success

Are you sad Vine is no more?  “Yeah, but everything has a life. That was the most wonderful way of starting a career off, making...

Father John Misty: “I set out to be a real human. Now I’m a cartoon character”

Father John Misty wants you to know that he doesn’t know it all. The singer-songwriter, real name Josh Tillman, may be all things to...

Blaenavon – ‘That’s Your Lot’ Review

Blaenavon have always had time on their side, which is just as well, because they’ve taken rather a lot of it to release their...
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