Music

What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand

A guitar crashes through an office window and off we go. There is no long-winded intro here. If you are lonely they are there for you, but you’ll need to keep up with them. It’s January 2004 and Franz Ferdinand have announced themselves on to the scene

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Batteries // Nick Corbin // IDLES

Batteries The Racist Magazine/The Radio is Fucked Out now on Bandcamp Batteries, aka Sci-fi Steve from Bis, are back and fully charged, with a double-A delivery of two new songs. The Racist Magazine and The Radio is Fucked are tight angular and shiny, in the metallic (not

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? 1994: Oasis with Supersonic

Vote now for A CELTIC STATE OF MIND as BEST INTERNATIONAL PODCAST at this year’s FOOTBALL CONTENT AWARDS: 1994 was a rough year. The Tories were still in power. Rangers were in the middle of their tainted 9-in-a-row. The Top 40, something that actually mattered then, was

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Kevin P. Gilday & The Glasgow Cross with ‘Pure Concrete’

Vote now for A CELTIC STATE OF MIND as BEST INTERNATIONAL PODCAST at this year’s FOOTBALL CONTENT AWARDS: “The duo have crafted a unique sonic palette via the merging of contemporary spoken word and post-punk/electro instrumental arrangements, bringing to the surface each artist’s individual musicality.” ★★★★ The

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? The Rifles’ No Love Lost

As part of live music experiment with my brother back in 2007 I picked up a couple of tickets to see The Rifles at the Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow’s west end. At the time I hadn’t listened to their debut album; I had heard the single

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo – Rage Against The Machine

On the 3rd November 1992, Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut album. The 4-piece band from Los Angeles, led by vocalist Zack de la Rocha, unleashed a 10-track, 52-minute masterpiece of rap rock / funk metal. Zack along with the other “Guilty Parties” Brad Wilk,

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Christy Moore: A master performer at his very best

On a rainy Saturday night in Glasgow, I made my way through the streets of the east end towards the Barras. The streets that had welcomed 60,000 football fans only two hours earlier were now quiet with only the sound of a few passing cars and the

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Martin Donaldson recommends Mickey 9s for ACSOM’s Stereo

A number of years ago, my brother and I challenged each other to find a local gig every couple of months in Glasgow. An opportunity to pay less than a tenner for live music, nothing that was going to break the bank, but the chance to see

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Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – How Grace became a symbol of remembrance to the uprising

This week commemorated the anniversary of the beautiful, but heart-breaking story of the wedding between Joseph Mary Plunkett and Grace Gifford. The events of the Easter Rising in 1916 thrust Irish independence and freedom from British hands back in to the world’s focus. Even with the great

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Hightown Pirates’ new LP ‘All of the Above’

“If you’re going to arrive un-fashionably late, at least arrive with a good story.” Hightown Pirates have announced the release of their latest LP All of the Above, which was released on 1 May 2020 via Port Royal Records. Links to all formats can be found on

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