Claire Sawers

Freelance Writer

Month: May 2009

The Twilight Sad

The Scotsman
23 May 2009

 

A few bright sparks

There is a spring heatwave in New York. Flip flops are sticking on melted tarmac and strange smells come wafting out of warm Chinatown bins. Continue reading

Creative writing – Graffiti in Scotland

The List
14 May 2009

From Loanhead to Glasgow there’s a rich heritage of graffiti art in Scotland. Claire Sawers speaks to two of the key figures on the scene, Elph and Derm Continue reading

Prefuse 73: Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian

The List
14 May 2009
3 stars

 

Guillermo Scott Heron, aka Prefuse 73, has got stick in the past for creating overly complicated glitch; tricksy beats and hip hop samples stitched tightly into one big, incoherent clump. Continue reading

Tom Brosseau – Posthumous Success

The List
30 April 2009
4 stars

Bobbins to the album title, Tommy B; this finger pickin’ North Dakota man won’t have to wait until his expiration date to enjoy basking in a little glory. Continue reading

Peaches – I Feel Cream

The List
30 April 2009
3 stars


Toronto’s gap-toothed, potty-mouthed electro-punker is back, and although album five is not Peaches’ most energetic or hardcore, there’s still plenty to like. Continue reading

Junior Boys – Begone Dull Care

The List
30 April 2009
3 stars


If Junior Boys’ first album, Last Exit was a colour, it would be icy blue. Continue reading

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