Difficult Listening: Associates

For the past eleven years, Seattle’s EMP Museum has hosted the Pop Conference: an annual meeting of music industry professionals, scholars, and fans like you and me. Musicians give keynote speeches, academics and critics discuss everything from hip-hop to K-pop, and best of all, registration is free. Perhaps that’s why this year’s conference, held in NYU in […]

Gerry Loves Records and We Like Gerry A Lot

Last issue we had a guest article from Adam Piggot of Scotland’s web-based music database, Touch Sensitive. In the article, Piggot lists a group of Scottish labels that he recommends. One of the labels is Gerry Loves Records: A fairly new and independent label based in Edinburgh, Scotland. After perusing the GLR website and listening […]

A New Web-Based Music Directory from Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland’s Adam Piggot is the head of Touch Sensitive: a new online directory of underground and alternative music from Scotland, Spain and around the world. Piggot discovered THE BOMBER JACKET through a Spanish artist we covered. We got talking and decided it would be a good idea for Piggot to write a guest article […]

The Pinnacle of Hipster Bands, Holy Esque

The Scottish indie-rock band Holy Esque fulfills many of today’s hipster band clichés. The band has a trendy name and symbol, and the singer sounds like he’s searching for the latest cool way to sing. What is he saying? Is he an old man? Has he lost his breath? Does he smoke too much? Who […]

Scottish Pop with Emeli Sande

One of our German writers, Elisabeth Hergt, reviews a major label favorite of hers, Emeli Sandé. The musician’s album, Our Version of Events, is out March 9 in Germany. Scottish singer Emeli Sandé, who started out as a songwriter for artists like Chipmunk, Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis, Cher Lloyd and Tinie Tempah, is releasing her debut […]