Introducing: Sweaty Palms

 Words: Arusa Qureshi Buzz catches up with Glasgow band Sweaty Palms ahead of their new release.   It’s always refreshing to come across a band that refuses to pander to generic expectations. For Sweaty Palms, it’s not about doing what makes you popular, but more about mocking the expected and producing something unexpected as a …

Hidden Door Festival – ‘Electric City’

Words: Caoilfhionn Maguire Hidden Door transforms Edinburgh’s derelict street light depot into a week long artistic hub brimming with new talent and creativity.   Edinburgh has long been over-shadowed by Glasgow whose explorative and all-embracing arts and music scene is legendary; that is until the annual Hidden Door festival was born, opening up parts of …

The Vinyl Countdown

Words: Jason O’Neill Is vinyl’s comeback just a fad or does its renewed presence represent a real revival? Buzz chats with Avalanche Records’ Kevin Buckle to assess which is closer to the truth.   Vinyl is currently experiencing a bit of a moment.  As music formats go, it’s craft beer, whilst the humble CD is …

Scotland Calling: Punk in the 21st Century

Words: Rachel Aitken Punk is a word synonymous with rebellion.   The punk movement was a subculture formed around the idea of individual, creative freedom, and this freedom was personified in the ideologies, fashion and music of the ‘70s. The UK punk rock scene was led by legends such as The Sex Pistols and The …

Something Always Happens Here

Words: Sam Bradley Edinburgh’s flagship gig series have established Summerhall’s Dissection Hall space as a crucial mid-sized music venue.   Music venues in the UK face a perfect storm of aggressive regulation from local authorities, predatory property developers hoovering up quality urban space, and a declining economic model across the music industry. Yet Nothing Ever …