All posts by Calum Woodger

I graduated with a first class honours degree in BA Media and Communication from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) (July 2015) and have continued my studies at GCU with MA Multimedia Journalism (2016/17). I currently work as a freelance journalist. My main work is in the Glasgow music industry with The Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMAs) and as an editor/writer for The Music Brewery. I also write a weekly football column in The Scotsman and a regular opinion column for St. Mirren fans website Black and White Army. Contact me at: calum.woodger93@gmail.com.

An Interview With: Soldier On – Pick It Up And Start Again


Soldier On are ready for another crack at the big time with their latest run of singles

SAUNTERING into a city centre hotel to meet Soldier On frontman Jordan Bastock I’m late and quickly scan the bar for the man known to some as Johnny Yen. Soon I spot him bouncing about on a plush red sofa, coffee in hand, sharply dressed and seemingly eager to get his even sharper tongue wagging.

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Exclusive Stream: The Rising Souls – Roulette Roulette


The Edinburgh quartet are back with a prog-rock track that will blow your mind

THE Rising Souls will release their new single ‘Roulette Roulette’ at the capital’s The Liquid Rooms on Friday June 16.

The Music Brewery brings you an exclusive first listen below.

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An Interview With: John Hassall – Libertines bassist takes centre stage


John Hassall & The April Rainers will hit Scotland for gigs in May

ASKED about the spirit of John Hassall & The April Rainers, frontman and Libertines bassist Hassall describes them as “refugees of love”.

United in Denmark since Hassall moved there nine years ago, one Dane, one Norwegian and another Brit, The April Rainers will treat audiences in Glasgow and Perth to their twee alt-folk sounds over the weekend.

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