To celebrate the launch of National Museum of Scotland’s new exhibition, ‘Rip It Up’ – an exploration through the history of Scottish pop music – Nothing Ever Happens Here presents Idlewild, PAWS & Man of Moon, as part of Southern Exposure.
Idlewild made a welcome return with their album Everything Ever Written, which reached number 20 in the UK Charts. The album was championed in the press by the likes of The Independent, The Times, Guardian, Drowned in Sound, Q, Kerrang!, The Skinny and many others.
Idlewild’s latest album Everything Ever Written is out now via Empty Words and available to buy from all good record stores and online retailers.
PAWS are Phillip Taylor, Josh Swinney and John Bonnar.
Their latest album (their third), No Grace, is representative of a transformative period of time in the band’s life and is the gravel-throated affirmation of that ‘do it or die’ attitude that informs any great work of passion.
It’s the song you sing when you get kicked in the teeth; the decision you make to get back on your feet and rattle off another punch; it’s the humility of defeat and the ecstasy of triumph because you never
Edinburgh’s psychadelic two-piece Man of Moon are Chris Bainbridge (guitar/vocals) and Mikey Reid (drums backing vocals) – ‘noirish, droney krautrock and post-rock cannibalising sound’ – The Guardian.
The Rezillos ripped into the rock scene through a shared love of Sixties Garage Rock, the Spectoresque Girl Group voice of The Shangri Las injected with their inimitable molten attitude and created their unique left-field brand of punk rock and roll. Part of Southern Exposure.
Two of Fife’s most influential bands come together this June – The Skids formed in 1977 in their home town of Dunfermline, Scotland by Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson, Bill Simpson & Tom Kellichan. The late Stuart Adamson then went on to form Big Country in 1981 with Bruce Watson. Part of Southern Exposure.
FestivALE returns this June – This year, we’ll be moving outside to the courtyard as part of Southern Exposure and we’ll be revelling in the festival spirit and midsummer sunshine.