An Interview With: Banshee – Taking Life Off Standby


“We lived a dream for a few months, but I’ve said it before, playing Download Festival was the best-worst thing that ever happened to us.”

There aren’t many unsigned bands who are given the opportunity to play one of the UK’s biggest music festivals, but for Greenock four-piece Banshee, formerly known as Life on Standby, it was a turning point in the group’s life cycle.

In 2015, the quartet blazed a trail through the Red Bull Live at Download competition to rub shoulders with some of the world’s biggest artists, an invaluable experience for any young band, but also one that left them at a crossroads.

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Frightened Rabbit to play The Bungalow Paisley


Indie giants Frightened Rabbit to play intimate show at The Bungalow this weekend for Independent Venue Week.

THE Selkirk quintet, made up of brothers Scott and Grant Hutchison, Billy Kennedy, Andy Monaghan and Simon Liddell, are set to perform at the small Shuttle Street bar for the festival on Sunday 29 January.


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An Interview With: Jack Stark – Acoustic, Alive and Anxious


“There were so many things I felt that people had to know. I couldn’t tell someone sincerely because of the social anxiety thing. It’s chronic. It affects just about everything I do in my life.”

Jack Stark is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from the small town of West Calder. As we meet in The Elephant House against the grey backdrop of Edinburgh’s winter, I can’t help but react in disbelief to his words.

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