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Calvin & Friends : Top 5 Collaborations

As Dumfries-born DJ, Calvin Harris prepares to bring “Outside” to Bellahouston Park’s “Summer Sessions” this weekend, we look back at some of the biggest and BEST collaborations of his career, to date.

5. “Dance Wiv Me” (With Dizzee Rascal)

Calvin Harris lent his vocals to Dizzee Rascal’s 2008 single; the track features on both Dizzee’s fourth LP, “Tongue ‘n’ Cheek” and Harris’ second LP, “Ready For The Weekend”. “Dance Wiv Me” scored the duo a UK number one single in June 2008, where it stayed for four consecutive weeks.

4.”Blame” (With John Newman)

John Newman joined Calvin Harris on this 2014 single, which gave Harris his seventh number one single last September. Newman is providing support at Bellahouston Park this weekend.

3. “Sweet Nothing” (With Florence Welch)

Florence Welch traded her machine for the Dumfries-born DJ in 2012 when she sang on this track; Harris had previously remixed Florence + The Machine’s, “Spectrum”. “Sweet Nothing” was the fifth single from Harris’ third LP, “18 Months” and scored the pair a UK number one single.

2. “I Need Your Love” (With Ellie Goulding)

Gal-pal, Ellie Goulding teamed up with Calvin Harris in 2013 with this smash-hit single. The accompanying video depicts Harris and Goulding as a lovey-dovey couple on holiday in Miami; it went to number one in The US Hot Dance Club Chart. With Goulding supporting Harris this weekend at Summer Sessions, it’s safe to assume that this track could be on the setlist!

1. “We Found Love” (With Rihanna)

The cream of the collaborations came in 2011 for Calvin Harris when he teamed up with pop princess, Rihanna. Harris wrote and produced the track; it features on both his “18 Months” LP and RiRi’s sixth studio album, “Talk That Talk”. The track went to number one in over 20 countries and the accompanying video scooped a Grammy Award.

Introducing : Into The Ark

“When we hear Otis Redding sing, it transport us to another realm. You can feel the pain, the passion and the soul in it. Music is the only thing that really gives us this feeling”.

Meet Into The Ark, a Welsh duo who came to be over bonding of their love for writing and passion for gigging. Hailing from Blackwood in South Wales, Dane Lloyd was just 14 when he met 18 year old, Taylor Jones; originally solo performers, it wasn’t long before the pair were bonding and blending and Into The Ark was born.

A 4-track EP and YouTube followed (with some travelling in between to Australia and Tunisia) and the pair were ready to hit the road and promote their unique harmonies and poignant lyrics in the “old school” style of a van, a mattress, their guitars and a little help from “The Bank Of Mum and Dad”, of course . . .

Into The Ark are currently on tour in Scotland, but have gigs coming up in Inverness, Edinburgh and Dundee, before coming to Glasgow for The Tenement Trail on Saturday 3rd October 2015.



Cinema Club : 28/08/2015

New Releases

We Are Your Friends

Aspiring DJ, Cole Carter (Zac Efron) is striving to find his sound and break into a successful career in electronic dance music. With the help of a veteran DJ (Wes Bentley), Cole finds the opportunities he has been dreaming of, but soon realises he has to make big sacrifices along the way. British actress and model, Emily Ratajkwoski co-stars.

Hitman : Agent 47

Based on the hugely popular game series, Rupert Friend is Agent 47, a ruthless assassin who work for top-secret organisation, International Contracts Agency. However, when Katia van Dees (Hannah Ware) is drawn into 47’s destruction, she discovers that her father created the Agents Programme; along with John Smith (Zachary Quinto), Katia goes in search of her father and the way to successfully stop Agent 47 for good.

Straight Outta Compton

The no-holds barred account of the rise of legendary rap group, NWA hits cinemas this weekend. The blistering true story of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy E, MC Ren and DJ Yella shows how they stood up to the authorities that tried to stop them via their brutally honest rhymes that reflected their anger and frustration of being young and black in 1980s America.

Special Screenings

Escobar : Paradise Lost @ The GFT (Various Dates/Times)

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Benicio Del Toro delivers a standout performance as ruthless drug-lord, Pablo Escobar in this 2014 film, directed by Andrea Di Stefano. When naive Canadian surfer, Nick (Josh Hutcherson) meets Maria (Claudia Traisac), he is smitten, but he soon finds himself in over his head when he discovers that Maria is the niece of cocaine trafficker, Escobar . . .

Movie News

“Hunger Games” star, Jennifer Lawrence revealed this week that she is writing a screenplay with comic actress, Amy Schumer.  Lawrence, who is due to star in the final chapter of “The Hunger Games” saga this November, said that she and the “Trainwreck” star will play sisters in the upcoming movie.


Gutter Gig Guide : 26/08/2015

Gigs This Week

Tonight (Wednesday 26th August 2015) will see super-group FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks) take to the legendary stage at The Barrowland Ballroom. The two bands have been collaborating since the mid-2000s, but their self-titled, debut offering didn’t drop until June of this year.

Tonight (Wednesday 26th August 2015) will also see pop-punk rockers, New Found Glory play at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room. The Florida-based quartet formed in 1997, and released their eighth studio LP, “Resurrection” in October 2014.

Welsh duo, Into The Ark play King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Thursday (27th August 2015). The gig is part of a current Scottish tour which takes them to The Loch Ness Inn in Inverness, The Electric Circus in Edinburgh and Dundee’s Buskers.

Dundee’s finest, The View are performing a very special DJ Set this Friday (28th August 2015) at The Record Factory in Glasgow. The band, who release their fifth studio LP, “Ropewalk” next week are scheduled to support Paolo Nutini at Bellahouston Park this weekend.

Hometown hero, Paolo Nutini kicks off 2015’s Summer Sessions this Saturday (29th August 2015) at Bellahouston Park. Paisley-born, Nutini released his third LP, “Caustic Love”, his first studio album in 5 years, in April 2014. Support comes from Grace Jones, The View, SOAK and Tuff Love.

Dumfries-born DJ, Calvin Harris plays the second Summer Sessions show on Sunday (30th August 2015). Harris released his debut album, “I Created Disco” in 2007; he has since collaborated with Ellie Goulding, Rihanna and Florence Welch and produced hit singles for Cheryl Fernandez Versini and Scissor Sisters. Harris’ latest LP, “Motion” was released in October 2014. Support comes from Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and Burns.

Just Announced

Welsh rockers, Stereophonics have announced a 10-date UK Tour for December 2015, including a date at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on the 9th. “Keep The Village Alive Tour” is in promotion of their new LP of the same name which is released on Friday 11th September 2015.

Tickets on sale from Thursday 27th August 2015 @ 9am

The Charlatans have unveiled plans to play Scotland later this year, with Frankie & The Heartstrings as support. The band, who formed in 1989, will play at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and Dundee’s Caird Hall on the 14th and 15th of December, respectively. The Charlatans 12th studio LP, “Modern Nature” was released in January of this year.

Tickets on sale from Friday 28th August 2015 @ 9am

The Kooks have announced a date at Glasgow’s Barrowland on 8th December 2015. The band, who formed in 2004, released their fourth studio album, “Listen” in September 2014.

Tickets available now





“Kill Your Friends” Teaser Trailer Revealed

The teaser trailer for forthcoming Britpop, black comedy, “Kill Your Friends” has been released ahead of its Toronto Film Festival debut next month; based on John Niven’s 2008 acclaimed novel, Nicholas Hoult takes the lead as Steven Stelfox.

Stelfox is a hard-partying A&R man at the height of “Cool Britannia” in 1997 London where bands like Oasis, The Verve and Supergrass ruled the music world. However, Stelfox finds that the fickle taste of the public could make or break his career, and he goes to murderous lengths to stay at the top.

Hoult beat “Twilight” star, Robert Pattinson for the lead role as Steven Stelfox; Pattinson openly said in 2010 he was desperate to be cast as the ruthlessly ambitious Stelfox, and even approached producers regarding the “junkie role”Craig Roberts, Rosanna Arquette, Jim Piddock, Georgia King and James Corden co-star in this shocking satire about the music industry.

“Kill Your Friends” hits cinemas on Friday 6th November 2015.


Kodaline Announce UK Tour

Dublin-born band, Kodaline have announced plans to tour the UK in December 2015. The band, who formed in 2005 and were known as 21 Demands up until 2011, released their second LP, “Coming Up For Air” in February of this year.

The band are also set to release their next single, “Love Will Set You Free” on Friday 9th October 2015; the track was written by Kodaline and Snow Patrol guitarist, Johnny McDaid, who also produced the single. McDaid’s fiancee and former “Friends” actress, Courtney Cox directed the video; the video has yet to be released.

Kodaline will kick off their tour at Birmingham’s 02 (Wednesday 2nd December 2015) before taking in shows at Cardiff’s Great Hall (3rd), Manchester Apollo (5th), Glasgow’s 02 Academy (6th), The Waterfront in Belfast (9th), Killarney’s INEC (10th), Dublin’s 3Arena (11th) and culminating with two gigs at London’s Shepherd Bush Empire on the 14th and 15th.

Tickets for Kodaline’s UK Tour are available now.


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