“You’re a heat-seeking missile on my tail”, sings Stephen Solo aka Stephen Farrell on his track ‘Slipstream’, taken from his latest album ‘Pii2’ – the follow-up to last year’s ‘Pii’ album. With such aberrant, but entirely rewarding, lines and quirks throughout the former Sonny Marvello songwriter’s record, this is an avant-garde album which returns the […]
Review by Stephen Watt Edinburgh singer – songwriter Lou Mclean is releasing her second E.P. on Friday the 9th of June. ‘Good morning Easter Road’ moves on from her acclaimed 2016 debut ‘September to December’, showing a maturation in style & a more polished approach to song-writing. Lou will be launching a promotional campaign of […]
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Filed under: Stephen Watt, Poet.
The featherless daughters of river Gods distressed hordes of men at sea who were besotted by sweet songs and fabled charms which fatally lured them to their deaths. Applying a superlunary magnetism, TeenCanteen’s ‘Sirens’ EP release draws in the unsuspecting listener with a sweet-tempered kindliness cloaked in nostalgia belonging to anyone’s first love, but wrenches […]
‘Between Christmas and the year you never knew’ A terrible time of year to go. Not a holiday, but expiring. Accepting that the wiring in your body is loose; heart attacks caused by Star Jumps or having the stomach pumped after an uninspiring vindaloo. Between Christmas and the year you never knew when the Cat […]
Dumbarton based poet Stephen Watt and Different Circle’s in-house producer/engineer Gareth McNicol have collaborated under the banner Neon Poltergeist to produce a macabre themed EP titled 55.862670 -4.231142 for halloween 2016. The EP will be launched with a live event at the New Hellfire Club in Finneston on the 27th of October. New Hellfire […]
St Peter’s EP launch at Cottiers Theatre, 20 October 2016 St Peter’s Blues – review Stephen Watt Contemporary folk music does not generally arrive in a better package than the compositions produced by Have Mercy Las Vegas, and on 21 October 2016 the West Dunbartonshire favourites release new EP ‘St Peter’s Blues’, a day after […]
Liam McCormick’s debut pamphlet, ‘Why Do People Never Snap and Think They’re Buddha? review by Stephen Watt
Exhibiting a veritable flare for developing candid, memorable characters, young Glaswegian poet Liam McCormick’s debut collection of prose and poetry ‘Why do people never snap and think they’re Buddha’ is a blunt, impartial observation of adolescents in the west of Scotland finding their way through onerous school days and the daily evils which they bring. […]
Sunday, August 14, 2016 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry and Creative Writing Events, Stephen Watt, Poet., What's On Glasgow West End: cinema, clubs, theatre, music, events, festivals, community and more
Hightailing from some lawless, undiscovered solar system, Scottish art-punk outfit Blisterpak crash-landed somewhere in Glasgow on the same day that the role of Prime Minister was fulfilled by another extraterrestrial at 10 Downing Street. There was never any doubt that debut EP “Problematic” would be anything other than the opposite of a soft rock […]
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | Filed under: Stephen Watt, Poet.
Double A-side single ‘Beast Be With You/Glasgow Overture’ by Kevin P. Gilday and the Sea Kings – review Stephen Watt
Double A-side single ‘Beast Be With You/Glasgow Overture’ greets the antagonistic vocals of Kevin P. Gilday and the menacing cool of The Sea Kings. In Beast Be With You, Gilday’s account of a relative murdered in a fist-fight is akin to a Gallowgate-nod in the direction of Death In Vegas (feat Iggy Pop) “Ayesha”, with […]
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | Filed under: Stephen Watt, Poet.
Album Launch Party Jilt The Jive This ten-track vortex thrashes you around like a sea of hungry sharks … There is a bloodthirsty magnetism seeping from Scottish riot grrrl, punk outfit The Twistettes throughout their debut album ‘Jilt The Jive’. The agitated drums and rinsed bass-scuzz sound chimes from the altars of several late 1970’s/early […]
Saturday, April 9, 2016 | Filed under: Gig Guide plus Club Events, Stephen Watt, Poet., What's On Glasgow West End: cinema, clubs, theatre, music, events, festivals, community and more
I Think I’m Falling In Love With Football Saturday mornings are looking different. Fog has fallen upon the football pitches,covering every inch like a cathedral train.A delicious wispiness coruscates diamantesin the early rain; flares of white paintstreak up each wing into exploding corner flags of colour. Nets are hung over posts like bridal veils.Excited, barking […]
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | Filed under: Love Poems, Stories and Tales from Glasgow writers, Stephen Watt, Poet., Writing
Launch of Optograms Stephen Watt’s new pamphlet collection The Tron Thursday, February 11, 2016 8 PM Tron Theatre 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB Stephen Watt – Poet
THE FOZ – THE WAR ON MUGS Lou Reed once said “One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz”. Not that I have ever considered The Ramones a jazz band, but Dumbarton post-punk outfit The Foz may wonder what one of New York’s finest songwriters would have […]
Monday, April 6, 2015 | Filed under: Stephen Watt, Poet.
Listings Courtesy of Stephen Watt Last Monday At Rio Cafe Rio, Hyndland Street, Partick – held on the final Monday each month (c/o Robin Cairns) 27 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5QF. 0141 334 9909 Seeds Of Thought CCA, Sauchiehall Street – held on second Saturday each month (c/o Tawona Sithole)350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD […]
Stephen Watt is a poet and performer from Glasgow. Stephen’s debut collection of poetry “Spit” was published by Bonacia in 2012. His poetry has been described as ‘kitchen sink film noir’ (which he admits he hasn’t a clue what it means either), punk, gothic, surrealist, and, on occasion, fantastical. Buy Spit Online Stephen will be […]