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Film and Faction Romance – in conversation with Virginia Heath and Grant Keir

Four months ago, I had the pleasure of seeing Scottish singer/songwriter Kenny Anderson and his band, collectively King Creosote, live-score 2014’s celebrated archive film From Scotland With Love, by New Zealand-born director/screenwriter Virginia Heath. That Bridgewater Hall show in Manchester … Continue reading

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Return to Orkney – back in touch with Erland Cooper

We’ll have to wait a while before we see acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper and his ensemble live again, but can at least transport ourselves to his spiritual neck of the woods in our imaginations through latest … Continue reading

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King Creosote / Fence Collective – Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Writer’s note: It’s almost taken me a week to get this review together, but you’ll maybe understand why. Some things are far more important. It’s been a trying seven days, the situation changing from day to day. But this might … Continue reading

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Talking harbour lights, wood chip and more with King Creosote – the Kenny Anderson interview

It’s been five years since King Creosote last treated us to a live accompaniment of his soundtrack to From Scotland With Love, receiving rightful acclaim at the Edinburgh International Festival last time around. But now Fife-based Kenny Anderson – the … Continue reading

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Local hero at home among Orcadian soundscapes – the Erland Cooper interview

Erland Cooper was getting ready to head to the studio to continue work on his latest record when I called, but happy to hang back and discuss another hectic year. This talented singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Scotland’s Northern Isles … Continue reading

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King Champion Sounds – Preston, The Continental

There’s something about an unconventional marriage of inspirational music and film that always appeals to me, and I’ve been spoiled for choice on that front of late. In my formative days on the ‘80s London circuit I recall a venue … Continue reading

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