Music Writer And Motoring Columnist

Latest articles from Sean Guthrie

Angel (Olsen) of the north

Her latest record is a glorious paean to lost love and friendship. So how will it fare when Angel Olsen brings it to Scotland on Valentine’s Day?

'So many friends have done drugs and drink and died,' says Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi

THE man who invented heavy metal is on the line. The man who, alongside bass player Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, thundered out of Birmingham in 1968 strafing the sky with round after round of gnarled riffs, siring hundreds upon hundreds of groups and changing the face of music for ever. The man who survived the bacchanalian excess of the 1970s and 80s when many of his friends did not. The man who ranks only slightly below Satan in the estimation of millions of met

Review: Bill Wells – Remixes for Seksound

Guerrilla jazznik Bill Wells might be the most underrated arranger and melodicist this country has ever produced. Whether working with the National Jazz Trio of Scotland, serving as musical director for luminaries such as Yo La Tengo, Karen Mantler and Syd Straw, or providing the impeccable backdrop for fellow Falkirk escapee Aidan Moffat’s grizzled poetry on two exemplary albums, he is the epitome of imaginative, individualistic musicality.