Monthly Archives: July 2004

Stuart Wright, Rocksound, July 2004 [8/10]

Who? Scottish three-piece: Craig Smith (bass, guitar, keys, drum machine), Doug Johnstone (guitar, drums, vocals, keys) and Viv Strachan (vocals) Sounds Like? The true Celtic folk sounds and moods that heavily influence Will Oldham with shades of Ian Curtis in … Continue reading

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Bernhard Bessing, Is This Music?, Summer 2004

Hurrah. Just in time for Euro 2004, a timely reminder of where the Scottish backslide really started which will show why Scots will console themselves with cheering on France and Croatia. Our national football team has never recovered from the … Continue reading

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Laurence Arnold, Comes With a Smile, Summer 2004

I’m glad I have this record. Not just because it’s good, but because it solves the mystery of who to contact and say ‘thanks’ to. The last Northern Alliance album, ‘Hope in Little Things’, came into my possession from I … Continue reading

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