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 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 …

News/Tour Preview: Tax The Heat

Announce UK Tour Dates In Spring 2017 Tax The Heat are pleased to announce UK shows in March, April and May 2017. Last year saw the release of the band’s critically acclaimed debut album Fed To The Lions and an incredible run of shows and festival appearances throughout UK and Europe. Fed To The Lions shows a band bursting with creativity and energy – previous singles Some Sympathy, Highway Home and Fed To The Lions sit alongside future classics such …

Gig Review: Dan Reed Network/VEGA (Oran Mor – Glasgow, 08/03/17)

Written by Keith Reid, edited by Cameron Arndt All photos courtesy of and © Martin Bone As with my previous trip to Glasgow (to review Tyketto at the ABC) there were three other bands in town this evening, namely Black Star Riders, GUN and The Backyard Babies at the O2 ABC. A sizable crowd had, however, selected Oran Mor as their venue of choice and the Dan Reed Network as their band this Wednesday night, and they were not to …

Tour Preview/New Video: Blue October

By Gillian Thomson, edited by Cameron Arndt Photos provided by Red Sand PR Texas alternative rock band, Blue October are hitting the UK in March to support eighth album Home. Released in April 2016, the album sees the band celebrate their fifth Top 20 Billboard record in a row, and it’s so far spent over six months in the US Top 40. The record received such a positive response that the band postponed their European dates due to such a …

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 …

Monthly Roundup: January 2017

It’s been a pretty rock & roll-filled start to the year, both here on Rock And Roll Traffic (naturally!), and in the wider world. Huge tours by Black Sabbath, Rival Sons, Glenn Hughes and Tyketto have kept us busy in recent weeks, as well as plenty of new music. Here’s our first regular monthly roundup showing you everything we’ve featured in the last four weeks – hit the titles to go to the article in question. Maybe you missed some …

Music Review: Ellipsis (Biffy Clyro)

Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis (July 2016) By Cameron Arndt From Scottish alt-rock heroes to all-conquering festival headliners, Biffy Clyro are certainly one of the biggest bands in Britain right now. This brings with it certain pressures as each new album has to cater to a larger and larger demographic, with the mainstream fans after anthemic tunes, the record company looking for hit singles and the older fans starting to miss the choppy rhythms and raucous vocals of old. Their previous …

Known Unknowns: Death In Music

By Cameron Arndt (Edited by Matthew Currie) I know, morbid subject for my first ever article, right?! Facing death is a theme that features heavily in popular culture –books, movies and TV shows to name a few – but it is also a sad reality of life. As someone who enjoys writing and performing songs about all sorts of subjects, the handling of mortality in music is of particular interest to me. How do songwriters who spend their lives crafting …