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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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Libertine John Hassall to play Glasgow


John Hassall & The April Rainers will headline The Record Factory, Glasgow in May

THE Libertines bassist John Hassall is set to take his new project on tour for the first time, stopping off in Glasgow on Friday 12th May.

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An Interview With: Declan Welsh – the Scots protest singer


“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. They shall not pass.”

Dolores Ibárruri’s defiant rejection of fascism following the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War produced words that are as poignant today as they were in 1936, and Declan Welsh reckons someone ought to say them again.

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