Articles by Bruce Cowie
Bruce Cowie went to see Glasgow based math rockers Dialects at Henry’s Cellar Bar in Edinburgh, with support from Walking Aida and Verse Metrics.
‘Death Leaves a Bright Trail’ is pure class. This is TIDINGS purified and distilled, triple filtered like the finest vodka. – By Bruce Cowie
Skyharbor with sleepmakeswaves Cathouse, Glasgow, 18.03.2015 Photos by Bruce Cowie sleepmakeswaves at Cathouse sleepmakeswaves at Cathouse sleepmakeswaves at Cathouse sleepmakeswaves at Cathouse sleepmakeswaves at Cathouse sleepmakeswaves at Cathouse s …
Is it the greatest thing ever? Probably not, but right now it sounds like a shoe-in for my Album of the Year list. It’s everything I wanted it to be. I’d rather not have had to wait six years for it, but I can live with that. By Bruce Cowie
Some of the E&D team saw Wozniak in action last weekend and were pretty blown away. These guys are the real deal, no question, fusing powerful shoegaze with elements of psych and post punk in to a heady and exciting brew. Just prior to that show, Bruce Cowie caught up with Sarah to find out a bit more about the band and what they’re up to.
Bruce Cowie was at the inaugural Sonic Mass Weekender at Bannermans Bar in Edinburgh. Here is his review of Day 2, which includes Space Witch, Ommadon, Buried Sleeper and Dune.
Bruce Cowie was at the inaugural Sonic Mass Weekender at Bannermans Bar in Edinburgh. Here is his review of Day 1, which includes Hey Colossus, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, BRITNEY, Voe and Star Turbine.
Pianos Become The Teeth, Silver Snakes, Talons, New Native Audio, Glasgow, 29.01.2015 Photos by Bruce Cowie
‘So Many Suns’ is pure joy. If I had known of Eupana last year when this album was released, it would have made my year-end Top 20 list, Hell, it would have been in the top 5. – By Bruce Cowie
Helmet The Cathouse, Glasgow, 29.10.2014 Photos by Bruce Cowie
United Fruit, Fatalists, We Ate Them Off The Floor Opium, Edinburgh, 21.10.14 Photos by Bruce Cowie
This, to my ears at least, is a soundtrack to a visit to Hell. Not the comedy ‘Hail Satan!’ Hell of nail-studded wrist-bands, corpse paint and inverted crosses, but a reeking, burning pit of endless darkness and pain. – By Bruce Cowie
Polymath, Vasa, Danny, Champion Of Nothing, Chrissie Barnacle Presented by ANTIMANIFESTO at The Banshee Labirynth, Edinburgh, 16.10.2014 Photos by Bruce Cowie
BongCauldron, Nomad, Dune The Banshee Labirynth, Edinburgh, 11.09.2014 Photos by Bruce Cowie
The Shaking Sensations, The Gothenburg Address, We Came From The North Opium, Edinburgh, 10.09 2014 Photos by Bruce Cowie
Bruce Cowie went to see a very intimate gig by RM Hubbert at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, with support by Emma Pollock.
It’s warm, summery post-rock. Gentle and relaxing. Joyful but not exuberant. I love it, really I do. By Bruce Cowie
“Next time I see them, the new songs will have settled into my brain and I will accept them as old friends. And Crippled Black Phoenix will continue to be fucking awesome.” by Bruce Cowie
With Edinburgh band A Fight You Can’t Win calling it quits, Bruce Cowie chats with these noise creators one more time to find out more. ‘Thank you and goodnight’.
Bruce Cowie had a virtual chat with Josh Graham of A Storm of Light about the band, the latest album and the upcoming tour.
Someone will, later, describe the set as a ‘masterclass in progressive rock music’, and he’s bang on. God Is An Astronaut are supremely tight and solid. Their musicianship is impeccable. But personally I’m finding my attention wandering. Maybe it’s because I can see bugger all, maybe it’s because I can hear little variation from song to song. To be sure, there were stand-out moments, but all too much of the 100 minute set passed me by in a blur. By Bruce Cowie.