On his solo debut First & Last, Glasgow guitarist RM Hubbert — formerly of the band El Hombre Trajeado, who played with artists like Sebadoh, Deerhoof and The Delgados — crafts gorgeous instrumentals all done on acoustic guitar. He's been heavily influenced by flamenco and samba, though those come across more in chord structures than in rhythms and tempos — his songs are soothing and emotive, similar to guitarist Kaki King's earlier work.
By Rob Young on 11.21.11 in Reviews
Named after a Christian organization founded in 1886 under the motto, "Not to be ministered to, but to minister," King's Daughters & Sons share the same meld of down-home Americana, English folk rock and song stories tha...
By Jon Dolan on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Matador Records lost the thread for a hot second back in the late '90s, as co-founder Gerard Cosloy wasted his hard-earned bread signing dinner music for robots (Plone, Boards of Canada, Pole). But this Scots space-r...
By Todd Burns on 05.19.08 in Reviews
Bass guitarist Dominic Aitchison is listed as "DEMONIC" in the liner notes to Mogwai's Young Team. Yep. Sounds about right. The Scottish quartet's debut album is a vicious one, full of viscous guitar feedback, se...
By Robert Ham on 02.25.15 in Features
From Shania Twain to Patrick Wolf, these musicians couldn't leave well enough alone and rerecorded their work.