Articles by Bruce Cowie
To re-cycle an old faithful cliché here, Glories are not trying to re-invent any wheels, but what they have done is take a familiar, well-loved wheel and polish it, refine it, maybe add a nice new tyre, and pump it up to just the right pressure to give you the smoothest, most comfortable ride you could ever want.
Bruce Cowie reports back from another successful Damnation Festival in Leeds. Which includes a few words by Sander van den Driesche as well.
Bruce Cowie saw Half Formed Things present their debut EP at Leith Depot in Edinburgh with support from Kapil Seshsayee and Alex Auldsmith. “Half Formed Things are absolutely one of the best bands in Edinburgh right now.”
It occurs to me that Bobowler is a bit like a cat. Languid, almost lazy. A bit creepy, sometimes. Slinky and elegant with minimum effort. Invite it in, give it the time and space it deserves, let it poke about in the corners and sit on your second favourite chair. Cherish it, and it will reward you. By Bruce Cowie
“Thank you, Maybeshewill, for one of the best gigs ever. Thank you for just having been around for all those years. Thanks, even, for those less-than-awesome gigs, because they were still better than many of your peers could manage. Thank you, and goodbye.” – By Bruce Cowie
“If there’s any justice, we’ll be back sometime soon calling out for the likes of Circus and Wolves as loudly as for any of the old songs. And Craig B will still be one of the best singer/songwriters out there. Anywhere.” By Bruce Cowie.
I genuinely look forward to hearing where they go from here. There’s good stuff to be had here, good but not yet exceptional. – By Bruce Cowie
My Sleeping Karma’s latest album ‘Moksha’ is exactly as it should be, and it’s just grand. – 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
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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