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From Tuesday 30 December 2015

Scottish Punk 2014 Rundown

2014 was another brilliant year for Scottish music. The DIY Scottish punk scene in particular once again showed why it deserves greater exposure and attention. Clearly, there is still a lack of this. A recent article titled โ€œThe British Punk Scene Is Alive And Wellโ€ by

Friday 05 September 2014

North Of The Border: Struggletown Records

Struggletown Records is a label from Glasgow and it’s been around since March 2011. They’ve featured on the North of The Border series of columns before, and not too much more blurb is really necessary as

Wednesday 11 June 2014

North Of The Border: Black Lake Records

The North of The Border series of articles gives me free reign to rattle on about under-appreciated Scottish bands and labels who are working seriously hard in order to distribute great punk rock. Hopefully this leads to greater love and exposure for those within the scene from outside

Wednesday 09 April 2014

North Of The Border: The Walking Targets

The North Of The Border series of features focuses on Scottish DIY Punk, and this month it’s an introduction to The Walking Targets. Ruaridh (drums/vocals), Max (guitar/vocals) and Alex (bass) make up the melodic punk three-piece, for fans of The Lawrence Arms, Hot Water Music and The Menzingers. The

Wednesday 19 February 2014

North Of The Border: 2014 DIY Punk Preview

2013 was a really strong year for Scottish DIY Punk, and for the first North Of The Border feature of 2014 I decided to see how an already talented and thriving scene could be built upon. So without further waffle, here’s what a few Scottish DIY Labels and

Wednesday 27 November 2013

North of the Border: Book Yer Ane Fest

In the last North Of The Border, we looked at why Scottish DIY punk is significant and why it’s special. This month we take it a step further, looking at Book Yer Ane Fest – a three day punk festival from November 29 to December 1 which

Thursday 24 October 2013

North of the Border: Welcome To DIY Scotland

DIY punk is an important, self-sufficient way of producing music. The usual channels for distribution and production, which use middlemen between labels and retailers in order to heavily publicise music, have historically been reluctant to take on bands such as Minor Threat, Bad Religion and other mainstays of

Wednesday 11 September 2013

North of the Border: The Murderburgers

Welcome to our first ever ‘North of the Border’, where we take a regular look at what’s happening up in the Scottish punk scene. Each month, our new reporter Samarth Kanal will be introducing new artists, trends and venues housed in Scotland. This month, and for our first