R&RT Presents… IdKid (13th Note – Glasgow, 29/04/17)

By Cameron Arndt This coming Saturday we’ll be going live for our first Rock And Roll Traffic Presents… showcase. Taking place in the cool, laid back, underground confines of the 13th Note’s basement venue it’ll see four bands, handpicked by us, take the stage to put the spotlight on some of central Scotland’s best young musical talent. The show on the 29th April will feature Glasgow’s The Naked Feedback and The Label along with Idkid from West Lothian and Edinburgh’s …

R&RT Presents… The Label (13th Note – Glasgow, 29/04/17)

By Cameron Arndt This coming Saturday we’ll be going live for our first Rock And Roll Traffic Presents… showcase. Taking place in the cool, laid back, underground confines of the 13th Note’s basement venue it’ll see four bands, handpicked by us, take the stage to put the spotlight on some of central Scotland’s best young musical talent. The show on the 29th April will feature Glasgow’s The Naked Feedback and The Label along with Idkid from West Lothian and Edinburgh’s …

R&RT Presents… The Naked Feedback (13th Note – Glasgow, 29/04/17)

By Cameron Arndt This coming Saturday we’ll be going live for our first Rock And Roll Traffic Presents… showcase. Taking place in the cool, laid back, underground confines of the 13th Note’s basement venue it’ll see four bands, handpicked by us, take the stage to put the spotlight on some of central Scotland’s best young musical talent. The show on the 29th April will feature Glasgow’s The Naked Feedback and The Label along with Idkid from West Lothian and Edinburgh’s …

Introducing: Neon Suicide

By Cameron Arndt In an increasingly crowded field of two piece bands – from The White Stripes to The Black Keys, The Kills, Royal Blood, The Graveltones… – Glasgow’s Neon Suicide are eschewing the prevailing notion to take a stripped-back bluesy route in favour of something far more mixed and, indeed, up to date. Drummer Andy Paton and guitarist/singer Connor McWinnie have created a set of songs that mix the modern pop/rock stylings of the Arctic Monkeys with grungier/heavier elements …

Gig Review: Mason Hill/Massive Wagons (Cathouse – Glasgow, 03/03/17)

Written by Gillian Thomson, edited by Cameron Arndt, Photos by Michael Bruce (MB Photos Scotland) Mason Hill hit the Cathouse with an almighty bang on Friday 3rd March, playing a blinding show at their sold out hometown venue. Support came from Massive Wagons, who opened with their own superb set of heavy, catchy rock n roll. Including belting numbers such as Tokyo and the amusing Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum – sample lyric, ‘Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, I smell the blood of a rock n roll band’ …

Single Review/Kickstarter Info: Hollow Tree (Red Pine Timber Company)

By Cameron Arndt Perth-based Scottish Americana collective, Red Pine Timber Company, are poised to return in 2017 with their eagerly awaited second record. The follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed Different Lonesome, the band recorded and self-produced the new LP at Perth’s Clearwater Studios. The band have gone from strength to strength in the years since their debut record was released, with excellent shows including three sold out headline slots at Perth Concert Hall, and an inventive online presence which has …

#6: Americana/Jazz – Chris Marshall (Red Pine Timber Company, Solo)

 Roads To Rock N Roll #6 One of the most interesting features in Classic Rock’s – sadly recently discontinued – Blues Magazine was ‘The First Time I Met The Blues’ where a musician was asked what got them interested in blues  music in the first place. While it’s perhaps a little foolish to try to pin an artist down to a particular genre, in this series we’re going to attempt to do it anyway! What we’re really interested in is …

Music Review: The Cairds EP (The Cairds)

Review by Gillian Thomson, edited by Cameron Arndt All pictures courtesy of and © The Cairds Three piece rockers, The Cairds, hail from Kilmarnock and formed in 2015. They mix in a wide range of influences to create their own brand of gritty but melodic indie rock. After a successful 2016, which included three shows at the prestigious King Tut’s in Glasgow, they’re releasing their self-title debut EP on February 17th 2017. It contains four tracks of bright, inventive rock n roll, …

Music Review: Down To The River EP (Black Cat Bones)

Review by Cameron Arndt All pictures and images provided by and © Black Cat Bones Liverpool’s Black Cat Bones formed in 2013, and burst out of the blocks in 2015 with debut EP False Promises and Wasted Time, dispensing their high octane brand of rock with plenty of attitude, and giving no quarter to any listener who could’t stand the pace. Since their inception in they’ve made a name for themselves, playing at the O2 Academy and the famous Cavern …

Music Review: Cheap N Nasty EP (Jack Rabbit Slams)

Review by Cameron Arndt, Jack Rabbit Slams have the (un?)holy trinity of the attitude, the look and, vitally, the songs to make a big noise in the Scottish music scene. Which is fortunate as their Facebook page lists their band interests as ‘making very, very loud music and having a damn good time doing it!’ The three piece play straight up, heavy rock and roll with notable swagger and plenty of hooks. Their debut EP, Cheap N Nasty, was released …