Author Interview: Hal Duncan

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First off, Tell me about yourself? Well, the homophobic hate mail labelled me "THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!!" (sic) and that seems as good an intro as any. I'm a queer writer, mostly known for science fiction and fantasy, but I do a fair bit of spoken word too, not exactly the shy and retiring type,… Continue reading Author Interview: Hal Duncan

Interview with Ross Manson (KillieCast)

KillieCast

First off, tell me about yourselves? My Name is Ross Manson I am in my early 30’s and I have lived in Kilmarnock for 5 years and Andy Kerr is the singer in The Cairds and Killie supporter who has live in Kilmarnock all his life. Now tell me about KillieCast, and what are your aims… Continue reading Interview with Ross Manson (KillieCast)

Interview with Jane McCurrach (No One Dies Alone Ayrshire)

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First off, tell me about yourself? And the rest of the core team at No One Dies Alone? We have 37 volunteers and 4 board members all made up of a wide range of people from health professionals and managers to ordinary people who have no experience of palliative care.  I am a Soul Midwife… Continue reading Interview with Jane McCurrach (No One Dies Alone Ayrshire)

Single Review: The Ranzas – One You Miss / Silhouette

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The Ranzas are an Ayrshire based four piece group, who consider themselves to be New-wave Indie Fuzz Pop, they are made up of Lyle Kennedy on Vocals, Connor Adam on Guitar, Murray Brough on Bass and Julie Dunabie on Drums. You can check out another review I did of their music here, but for now… Continue reading Single Review: The Ranzas – One You Miss / Silhouette

Single Review: Twin Heart – Little Death

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Twin Heart are a three piece alternative/emo pop band from Kilmarnock, Ayrshire made up of Murray Baxter on Drums, Dawn Baxter on Vocals and Kyle Roberts on Bass. I cannot recommend this band more highly and you’d be crazy to not to listen to it and I haven’t even gotten to the review yet, if… Continue reading Single Review: Twin Heart – Little Death

EP Review: Aboriginals – Infinite Cinema

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Aboriginals are a four piece Ayrshire based Alternative Rock band made up of Andrew Hyslop on Lead Guitar, Calum Brown on Rhythm Guitar/Vocals, Craig Jamieson on Bass Guitar and Andrew Pick on Drums. ‘Won't You Be Mine’ starts off with some well paced percussion before melding beautifully with some chords. Next the vocalist joins in… Continue reading EP Review: Aboriginals – Infinite Cinema

Band Review: The Apparents

The Apparents

So first of how did you all meet? We have all played in bands together for about 10 years. Various genres. We probably met through playing in various cover bands apart from big James the drummer. We found him in a lonely hearts ad. Where are you all from? We are all from Cumnock, Ayrshire apart… Continue reading Band Review: The Apparents

Solo Musician Interview: Anna Sweeney

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Where are you from? I grew up in Ayr. I live in Kilmarnock at the moment though. How long have you been playing your respective instrument(s)? Piano as long as I can remember! And I started playing guitar when I was fifteen. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? This album… Continue reading Solo Musician Interview: Anna Sweeney

EP Review: The Apparents – The Face May Change

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The Apparents are a punk band from Scotland, most of them are from Ayrshire, they are made up of Sterver on Vocals, Geordie on Guitars and Backing Vocals, Monty on Guitars and Backing Vocals, Goose on Bass and James on Drums. This review is for their debut EP ‘The Face May Change’ and I also… Continue reading EP Review: The Apparents – The Face May Change

Last Bank In Town: Sweeping RBS Closures in Scotland

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Over the festive period while people were buying last minute gifts or stocking up for Christmas dinner RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) announced that it would be making further closures throughout Scotland. Locally branches in North Ayrshire, namely Kilbirnie, Saltcoats and Kilwinning are up for the chop. This will hit Ayrshire particularly hard because its… Continue reading Last Bank In Town: Sweeping RBS Closures in Scotland