Monday 5 September 2011


Now for something rather f**king good.  I've found myself listening to a lot to Glasgow's 'psychedelic instrumental quartet' Redwings recently.  If you like your music dark and atmospheric, grandiose, and above all, utterly captivating, then chances are they'll be right up your street.  They've got three, free tracks (that's 41 minutes worth!) from their gig at Nice 'N' Sleazy back in May up on their SoundCloud.  If you have a spare quarter of an hour, hit the big red button, and immerse yourself in something quite special indeed!

Here's Thom from the band to fill you in on some of the finer details...

Kowalskiy:  Who are Redwings?
Thom:  Redwings are:
  • Thomas Campbell - electric guitar
  • Alan McCormack - electric guitar
  • Jennifer Goldie - bass guitar
  • Andrew Truscott - drum kit
We formed in Glasgow at the beginning of 2010, and spent the majority of the year composing and rehearsing. We began gigging around the city at the beginning of 2011.

Kowalskiy:  How would you describe 'your sound'?
Thom:  Our main influences are Sonic Youth and Ennio Morricone, which I think reflects a lot in our music. The idea with Redwings was to take compositions inspired by Ennio Morricone's more ephemeral, beautiful music, and place them into the context of a four-piece rock band like Sonic Youth. We also draw influence from the minimalism of Gavin Bryars, as well as the music of My Bloody Valentine.

Kowalskiy:  Plug away!!
Thom:  We will be playing live at The Liquid Ship on 9 October as part of a Brain Burner night. We're really looking forward to it; it's going to be a tremendous evening.

Until then, you can find us online at:

Kowalskiy:  What can we expect from Redwings in the future?
Thom:  We are going to endeavour to perform live as much as possible; we love playing live, and try to make every show as memorable as possible for those in attendance. Beyond that, we would like to record an album before the end of the year.


  1. I have listened to this band for some time now and they are awesome, such haunting beautiful music and all created by themselves.

  2. A piece of haunting genius. I can't stop listening to it!

  3. Glad you like! Need to pop along and see them live, they sound amazing going by their recordings.