Band Interview: Dogtooth

Tell me about yourselves? How did you all meet? Where are you all from? John is from Kilbirnie, Craig is from Larkhall, and Robert is from Linwood. John and Craig met at Millport Scooter rally August 2013, they met Robert at a rehearsal studio in Paisley in April 2014. What are your names and what … Continue reading Band Interview: Dogtooth

Unchained Media Scotland: Freeing the Unicorn

For the purpose of transparency and honestly I am associated with this new project as a blogger but that won’t stop me from trying to be impartial in this piece nonetheless. In fact, I feel my involvement actually makes me a good source for why I feel you should check out Unchained Media Scotland (UMS) … Continue reading Unchained Media Scotland: Freeing the Unicorn

Bravehound: Helping Veterans through hard times

So at Off the Record we are always willing to support an underdog, in this case we are supporting an actual dog...or dogs. And the proud former service members and their families who need them. With that in mind today I want to talk about BRAVEHOUND, a charity which supports veterans by providing them with … Continue reading Bravehound: Helping Veterans through hard times

Author Interview: Hal Duncan

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 Martin Low (Discovery Music)

Okay so first off, tell me about yourself? I work full time in an office and lab for a medical devices company. In my spare time/ all my time I'm not working I am either attending gigs or running Discovery Music. What made you want to start your own company/business? I wouldn't call Discovery Music … Continue reading Interview with Martin Low (Discovery Music)

Loss by Chris Hamill

I kneel on the cold wet road, holding his head up off the ground as the rain batters down on us. My breathing is short and ragged, body shaking, not from the cold, but from the fear of losing him. I give him a gentle shake, trying to keep him awake. His eyes half open, … Continue reading Loss by Chris Hamill

Book Review: Folkland Fables by Jenni Gudgeon

Folkland Fables was published 23rd March 2018 and is similar in overall style to the 2001 book written by J.K Rowling called ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, although this includes wonderful illustrations which add a lot to the book. This story encourages you to use ‘Fairy Sight’ to find the creatures in Folkland … Continue reading Book Review: Folkland Fables by Jenni Gudgeon

An Overview of Modern Witchcraft with Lilian Anderson

So tell me about yourself? I’m 42 years old, I’ve been practising witchcraft for about 20 years although I’ve always had a bit of an interest, but yeah I’ve been practising consciously for about 20 years. I’m a mature student and I’m training to be a counsellor And now tell me about your experiences with witchcraft? Probably … Continue reading An Overview of Modern Witchcraft with Lilian Anderson

Band Interview: Overhaul

So first of how did you all meet? Andy: Well.... Overhaul started in the winter of 1997. Overhaul had up and running as a four piece for about year or two before I met Kenny. We became very good friends (heck he was the Best Man at my wedding) and he’d come round to me … Continue reading Band Interview: Overhaul

Album Review: Iain Robert MacLeod – Phone Recordings

Iain Robert MacLeod is musician and producer from Musselburgh, Scotland who founded the Honest Sound Studio, today I’ll be reviewing his first album ‘Phone Recordings which was released on March 13th 2016, as a teaser for his upcoming release later this year. ‘Phone Recordings’ was recorded, as the name suggests entirely on his phone, and … Continue reading Album Review: Iain Robert MacLeod – Phone Recordings

Album Review: Danny Mortimer – Anything But Silent

Danny Mortimer is a singer-songwriter from Scotland, and I’ll be reviewing his latest album ‘Anything But Silent’ which was released on April 17th 2018. It features Danny Mortimer who runs the gamut and plays Guitars, Vocals, Bass, Backing Vocals, Keyboards and Synths and he is joined by Jack Nicolson who’s part of his live band, … Continue reading Album Review: Danny Mortimer – Anything But Silent

EP Review: Overhaul – Lighter

Overhaul are a three piece alternative rock outfit based in Scotland made up of Andy Gallagher on Vocals/Guitar, Kenny Johnson on Bass and John Malone on backing vocals/Drums. Today I’ll be reviewing their EP ‘Lighter’ which was released on the 21st May 2018. ‘This Gut Feeling Inside’ has a nice drum roll to greet us, … Continue reading EP Review: Overhaul – Lighter

Solo Musician Interview: Danny Mortimer

Where are you from? I'm from a town called Elgin in the North East of Scotland, in between Inverness and Aberdeen. How long have you been playing your respective instrument(s)? I have been playing guitar for maybe 13 years, playing in many bands etc and stepping up to be the singer in the last 4 … Continue reading Solo Musician Interview: Danny Mortimer

Interview with Fraser Coull (Cops and Monsters)

First off tell me about yourself and the role you play in the series? I’m the showrunner, so I came up with the initial concept for the show, and now I oversee everything from scripts, story, casting, crew, filming, editing, visual effects, music, sound and promotion. And please tell me about other key members of … Continue reading Interview with Fraser Coull (Cops and Monsters)

TV Review: Cops and Monsters (Season 1)

Cops and Monsters is a crowdfunded award winning web series which follows a Paranormal Investigation Team based in Scotland as they attempt to police the supernatural community. Today I'll be reviewing the six episodes that make up the first season. The New Recruit Opens with a training sequence of sorts, that blends perfectly into the … Continue reading TV Review: Cops and Monsters (Season 1)