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Kimberley Manderson

You will know me by the trail of sequins. Scottish lassie motivated by music, wit and sparkly things.

Live Review : The Fratellis, O2 ABC (05/11/2015)

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Remember, remember the 5th of November, for that’s when The Fratellis returned to Glasgow to show the home crowd how it’s done. Starting off with the “can can” tune to get everybody’s attention, Glasgow was captivated from the moment the trio (plus their touring keyboard player) stepped on stage. Bursting straight into latest single, “Baby Don’t […]

Summer Sucks! 6 BIG Gigs Still To Come!


It’s fair to say that here in Scotland, the summer has been a bit of a washout. Sure, we’re used to the rain, and it has certainly never gotten between us and a festival, but the lack of vitamin D is beginning to get to us now! So, why not get over this miserable weather […]

Glastonbury Vs Coachella


If there are two festivals guaranteed to get music journos on their high horses and arguing over which is best, it’s Glastonbury and Coachella. The UK and US big guns respectively have made their names as festival giants over the years, with many penning the dates in their calendar and scoping out tickets a year […]

Rock ‘N’ Roll Couples : Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale


Some might attribute this to Courtney and Kurt, Brody and Josh etc, but let’s be honest, none of them are as cool or as awesome as Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. She was an American female frontwoman of the otherwise male band No Doubt, made a household name with their 1995 album “Tragic Kingdom”, and […]

Paying Homage To The Boss


It’s not often that people cite a 63-year old man as a hero, legend or idol.  Yet, these are words often bandied about when talking about the musical giant that is Bruce Springsteen. After all, it’s now 41 years since the release of “Greetings From Asbury Park” , his 1973 debut offering. Now in 2014, […]

The Gutter Guide To 2014

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With the year barely a week old, there have been some amazing announcements as far as festival line-ups, albums, films and TV shows go. Here’s my Gutter guide for what to keep your eyes (and ears) out for this year . . New Artists Recently interviewed for Gutter, these girls are sure to make waves this […]

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