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Belle and Sebastian - Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Bandstand Opening Ceremony Party: Belle & Sebastian Glasgow loves a party! So join in the celebrations with some of the biggest nights out this year! Thousands will gather at Glasgow Green and Kelvingrove Bandstand to enjoy special celebra

Torsten The Bareback Saint - Andy Bell

In an amazing and surprising career move and, in his own words, the biggest challenge of my career so far, Erasures Andy Bell is Torsten The Bareback Saint. Andy sings in character as an age-defying polysexual in an all new solo album that is the soundtra

Hypnotic Eye review Tom Petty and company are impossible to dislike

Tom Petty and co's 13th studio album, their first since 2010's well received Mojo, is a rocked-up affair full of mid-tempo bluesy intonations. Opener American Dream Plan B sets the tone with a hard edge before melting into the chorus, All You Can Carry hi

The Voyager - Jenny Lewis

California singer songwriter Jenny Lewis returns with The Voyager which will be released by Warner Bros. Records. This is the former Rilo Kiley frontwoman’s third solo album and first in six years, following 2006’s Rabbit Fur Coat (with The Watson Twi

Knifeworld: The Unravelling review complex, mischievous psychedelic rock

(Inside Out)Dullard indie rock bands may have repeatedly tried to reduce the psychedelic ethos to little more than recycled Beatles riffs and a dash of sitar, but Knifeworld have the keys to the real kingdom of lysergic wonderment. Led by former Cardiac

Alvvays: Alvvays review breezy, literate indie-rock

(Transgressive)Somewhere between Belle and Sebastian, the Vivian Girls and Real Estate, Canadian five-piece Alvvays fix their gaze on awkward social moments and unrequited love, while setting their tales to breezy, literate indie-rock. It's whimsical and

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye review solid, angry return to rocking out

"I knew I wanted to do a rock'n'roll record. We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time," Tom Petty said earlier this year.

Jenny Lewis: The Voyager review candid, disarming altpop

(Warner Bros)The delirium induced by five consecutive nights without sleep was a creative tool for Jenny Lewis as she made her first solo album in six years. Or so she claims, though The Voyager's finely wrought sketches of mortality and infidelity so

Break Line - Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon

NME said that this album "fully embraces the theatricality of its genre but falls just on the right side of ridiculous". It includes the tracks 'Coal into Diamonds' and 'Hold You Tight'.

Belle and Sebastian review twee in the park, but in a good way

A trawl through back-catalogue riches gave this Commonwealth Games party a more than sporting chanceDuring the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony, raspy tomcat Rod Stewart trolled a global audience of millions by insisting on playing Can't Stop Me N