Articles Tagged 'Glasvegas'

Glasvegas are Being Held Back by the Internet

James Allan, the lead singer with reverberant Scottish indie band Glasvegas, is a man on a mission. He wants to bring rock ‘n’ roll excitement back to the pop charts, and he thinks he has the band to do it. The only problem is, bands like his don’t tend to get into the charts these […]

Music Roundup: Glasvegas ‘Shine Like Stars’ Once Again

Glasvegas has experienced a helluva lot since issuing their critically-acclaimed eponymous debut nearly three years ago. The raucous set charted at No. 2 in the UK and earned the Glaswegian indie rockers a Mercury Music Prize nomination. They also embarked on several whirlwind tours of the U.S. and Europe, while landing opening spots with the […]

Music Roundup: Beady Eye Brings Us ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’

Don’t look back in anger, Oasis fans. I know, when Noel Gallagher left the band in August 2009, that was pretty hard to take. But Liam Gallagher is still here, creating a proper rock ‘n’ roll ruckus with Beady Eye. And their long-awaited debut, the Steve Lillywhite-produced Different Gear, Still Speeding, arrives stateside today via […]

Music Roundup: The Return of British Sea Power

In the last decade, British Sea Power has consistently out-witted indie rock’s shifty soundscape with their own quirky guitar-twisted blend of literature, history, and pop culture’s best bits. No one else does it like they do. The English collective’s sonic storybook continues on their fourth LP, Valhalla Dancehall, out this week in both the U.S. […]

Music Roundup: Coldplay Rejoin Brian Eno for ‘Concept’ Album

When Coldplay frontman Chris Martin visited BBC Radio 1 earlier this month, he revealed that the band’s long-awaited fifth LP could be their “last big shot”. Just two weeks ago, the band sated fans with their holiday single, “Christmas Lights”. But now it’s back to business as Coldplay are tinkering away on new material with […]

Glasvegas Frontman: Why Do Brits Sing In Fake American Accents?

In The Independent, Glasvegas lead singer James Allan, who has a thick Scottish accent, wonders why some British singers fake American accents: “I don’t think I could get away with singing those lyrics in another accent. I am not going to lie, I have heard other bands and been curious over why they are singing […]

Anglo For Your Ear: Glasvegas’ “Daddy’s Gone”

These folks hardly need me tooting their horn: they are one of the most hyped bands of 2008. Still, I love the big Phil Spector Wall of Sound force of “Daddy’s Gone.” It reminds me a bit of Panda Bear, but it also recalls the sound of another band from Glasgow, The Jesus and Mary […]

Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse Ruled 2007; Who Will Dominate The Great ’08?

Happy New Year, everyone! Hope everyone has recovered from their wild holiday shenanigans. It almost seems retro to be dealing with “best of 2007″ lists, but, on Sunday, the BBC released the top-selling singles and albums of last year. Amy Winehouse‘s Back to Black was the top album, and Leona Lewis‘s “Bleeding Love” edged out […]