A Celtic State of Mind

What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Manc 4-piece IST IST with latest single ‘A New Love Song’

Arguably one of the most uncompromising and idiosyncratic acts around, Manchester’s post-punk quartet ist ist have been carving their own niche since their inception just over six years ago. Refusing to bay to industry influence of any kind, the band have managed to forge a reputation for

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One from the ACSOM Archive: Kevin Graham – Are Red Bulls really only elephants?

The following article originally appeared on ACSOM on 10 October 2018: We need to deal with the elephant in the room. UEFA have dealt with it. Though, they dealt with it in their own nefarious way. Last year, the Red Bull Cousins, Leipzig and Salzburg, were on

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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind – Tommy Burns: Poetry in Motion

The voice of Kevin Graham will already be well known to listeners of the award-winning A Celtic State of Mind podcast. His poetry will also be familiar to readers of the Scottish Football Periodical, Nutmeg, and Irish Celtic fanzine, More Than 90 Minutes. Back in September 2018

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Australian quartet PRIMO! with new single ‘Machine’

PRIMO! have announced the release of their second full-length album, Sogni, on April 17 via Upset The Rhythm. Sogni is the follow up to 2018’s Amici. Prior to the release of their forthcoming LP, the band have released new single Machine: Machine is a propulsive jangle of

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Andrew Rafferty with A Celtic State of Mind – The Benelux Bhoys

Over the years, Celtic have seen players from many nations pass through Parkhead’s gates to play for the Green and White. The excellent CelticWiki site states 51 nations have been represented at Celtic during the club’s 130-odd years’ existence, with England and Ireland (unsurprisingly) having provided the

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One from the ACSOM Archive – The remarkable rise of Scott Brown: The Ringleader of the Tormentors

This article was originally published on ACSOM on 25 September 2017: There will be no changing of the guard any time soon. No removal of Scottish football’s lynchpin from his hundred mile-high pedestal. Pretenders to his throne haven’t even earned the position of clown prince – they

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The band who wrote a song for A Celtic State of Mind have now had over a million hits

Ace City Racers were described by Clash Magazine as “Glasgow newcomers with guitar pop zest…” when they burst on to the scene with their Stephen Street-produced debut single Waiting back in 2015. Street famously produced Blur’s second single There’s No Other Way as well as albums Modern

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A Celtic State of Mind’s Decade of Dominance – League Match of the Decade

Since 2010, Celtic have won 8 league trophies, 5 Scottish Cups and 5 League Cups in what will be referred back to in history as the ‘Decade of Dominance’. With lots of glorious memories over the last 10 years, A Celtic State of Mind have decided to

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ACSOM’s Mixtape Social Club – Saturday Night Playlist #1

A Celtic State of Mind’s team of contributors love their music, and it is with this in mind that we have put together a Saturday night playlist… It’s a simple concept – like mixtapes always were – and you might hear something long forgotten or brand new

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? The Imbeciles’ eponymous debut LP

THE IMBECILES yesterday released their self-titled debut album of 13 imploded songs which rarely last more than two minutes. Recorded on tape in eight deranged days on the Texan-Mexican border, it’s packed with stripped-down musical information and resonant with atmosphere. A ghost of blues guitar haunts the

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