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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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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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