There are two types of Kylie Minogue song. The type that work and the type that don’t. Being talented as she is, Kylie definitely has more in the former category rather than the latter. Really, an argument could be made that Kylie is the greatest indie popstar ever to work an independent label. Stock Aitken… Continue reading Kylie In The ’90s
Rewind all the way back to 2010. I'm lost. I'm angry, a result of what I witnessed one dark night in 1998. That kind of violence changes a person, makes them cold and distant. Somehow, along the way, I've become a troll long before the term was invented. Ask me, however, and I'll tell you… Continue reading A tale of ten years
The second best album of 2004 was also the least likely to succeed. It's essentially a lo-fi electronic pop record that sounds like it came from a geek's bedroom. It's simple, effective, but most of all...affecting. Songs of aching hearts and thwarted love sit snugly alongside each other. This is a Cut Copy that isn't… Continue reading Bright Like Neon Love by Cut Copy
This is my obligatory social media shit post. I Tweet. I Instagram. I Face a Book. Follow me on Twitter. Follow me on Instagram. Follow me on Facebook. Don't follow me home. Thank you.
Hello! I'm appearing at Wee Write on Tuesday 6th of March. Hurrah! The Mitchell Library is one of my favourite places in the world, other than my crisp cupboard. Honestly, this is high praise. My crisp cupboard has every brand of crisp you can imagine - it's the Scottish brand of The Golden Wonder factory.… Continue reading Wee Write 2018
I've been asked to step in for Laura Ruby who couldn't make it to the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year. It's nice of them to ask me because a) North of Porter was released in late 2015 so I wasn't eligible to appear this year and b) they could have asked anyone but they… Continue reading Edinburgh International Kirkland
A few months ago I was contacted by the nice people from the Edinburgh International Book Festival. They asked if I'd like to appear at a festival they had planned, an outreach programme called ReimagiNation. It would be about new towns and my name popped up. This is how the phone call went: EIBF: "Kirkland,… Continue reading ReimagiNation
The nice people behind the Edinburgh Book Festival have put together a mini book festival. And the subject? New Towns around Scotland. They've created events around stories and the telling of stories. How exciting! And of course they asked me to participate in some events, which is fabulous because everyone knows I'm Cumbernauld's most famous… Continue reading ReimagiNation
I'll be attending this year's UKYACX which takes place in Newcastle Library on the 17th September. It'll have a lot of special guests and a very large pot for tea, which is basically the reason I'm going down to England. I'm a tea tart. It's the start of many trips down to England, because they… Continue reading UKYACX 2016!