Single Review: Foreignfox – Birthday Flowers

Foreignfox are a four piece alternative rock group based in Dunfermline, Scotland and are made up of Jonny Watt, Lewis Hamilton, Nick Hernandez and David McCulloch. Today I’ll be reviewing their track ‘Birthday Flowers’ which came out on the 15th March 2019.  ‘Birthday Flowers’ has a nice atmospheric intro that breaks into a dark and … Continue reading Single Review: Foreignfox – Birthday Flowers

Single Review: Emi V – Open Your Eyes

Emi V is an incredibly talented 16-year-old singer-songwriter from Ayrshire, who plays a variety of instruments such as piano, guitar and ukulele. Her music crosses a variety of genres including op, soul and blues. She has gigged all across Scotland, and despite her young age has already become a successful musician. If you would like … Continue reading Single Review: Emi V – Open Your Eyes

Interview with Gwen Sinclair (Yes East Ayrshire)

This is an interview I did with Gwen Sinclair, who is affiliated with Yes East Ayrshire, check out what she had to say about the store in Kilmarnock, the Yes East Ayrshire movement and the wider Independence movement. First off, who are you, and what do you do? My name is Gwen Sinclair and I'm … Continue reading Interview with Gwen Sinclair (Yes East Ayrshire)

Product Review: Irn Bru 1901

So it took me a few days to snag myself a bottle, but today on the 5th, just three days after being made available to the public on the 2nd December I managed to try Irn Bru 1901. Before we move on to the actual review, let’s talk a bit about the product itself, Irn … Continue reading Product Review: Irn Bru 1901

Book Review: Silent Money by G.D. Harper

So before we get going this one comes with an apology, it was supposed to be posted on the 27th of October as part of a blog tour organised by the awesome and hard working people at Rachel’s Random Resources but unfortunately life occasionally gets in the way, firstly we have been moving home, a task … Continue reading Book Review: Silent Money by G.D. Harper

Newmilns Food Festival 2019

Newmilns Food Festival is an annual festival in Newmilns established back in 2016 by the Newmilns Regeneration Association. It is returning again for a fourth year, with plans for it to be bigger and better than ever before. At the Newmilns Food Festival, there will be nearly 100 quality food and drink stalls and vendors … Continue reading Newmilns Food Festival 2019

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