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Scotland Week - Complete Roundup of Coverage

Belle and Sebastian, God Help the Girl, Franz Ferdinand, Camera Obscura, James McAvoy, Frightened Rabbit, Helen Marnie, Cocteau Twins, and Others

Sep 10, 2014 Scotland Week Bookmark and Share

From last Monday to this Monday on our website was Scotland Week, partly in honor of last Friday’s release of God Help the Girl, the feature film writing and directing debut of Stuart Murdoch, the frontman for Scotland’s Belle and Sebastian. The film takes place in Murdoch’s native Glasgow. All throughout last week and this Monday we were posting interviews, reviews, lists, and blog posts relating to Scotland and in particular Scottish music. We talked to Murdoch and the entire main cast of God Help the Girl and talked to Scottish musicians about their favorite Scottish albums and their thoughts on the Scottish Independence Referendum, in which next week the people of Scotland get to vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom and have Scotland become its own country.

In case you missed any of the coverage, below is a list of everything we posted, organized by day.


Interview: Actor James McAvoy on the Irvine Welsh Adaptation Filth


Blog: The Vaselines’ Eugene Kelly on Under the Skin

Interview: Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison (aka Owl John)

Interview: God Help the Girl actor Olly Alexander

News: Watch: The Phantom Band’s Bizarre and Silly “Clapshot” Video

Pleased to Meet You: Casual Sex

Review: James Yorkston: Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society (Domino)


Blog: My Inner Geek: We Were Promised Jetpacks’ Michael Palmer on Professional Wrestling

Interview: God Help the Girl actress Hannah Murray

Interview: The Pastels

News: Competition: Win God Help the Girl Soundtrack Vinyl, Film Download, and Tote Bag

Review: Honeyblood: Honeyblood (Fatcat)


Interview: Bis

Interview: Casual Sex on Scottish Independence, Nuclear Weapons, and Gerry Rafferty

Interview: Franz Ferdinand

Interview: God Help the Girl actress Emily Browning

Interview: Throwback Thursday: Belle and Sebastian Cover Story Interview from 2006

Interview: Throwback Thursday: God Help the Girl Interview from 2009

Review: God Help the Girl (Amplify)

Review: The Phantom Band: Strange Friend (Chemikal Underground)


Blog: Camera Obscura’s Gavin Dunbar on Doctor Who and the new Scottish Doctor

Interview: Belle and Sebastian’s Stevie Jackson on Scottish Independence and Orange Juice

Interview: Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch on Directing God Help the Girl

Interview: Comic Book Writer Mark Millar

List: Interpreting History: 10 Essential Lines and Scars of Belle and Sebastian

News: The Vaselines - “High Tide Low Tide” Video

Review: The Amazing Snakeheads: Amphetamine Ballads (Domino)


Interview: The Twilight Sad

Interview: Helen Marnie of Ladytron


Blog: James Yorkston on Why He’s Voting Yes on Scottish Independence

Interview: The Vaselines’ Frances McKee

Interview: We Were Promised Jetpacks on Their Third Album, Unravelling

Pleased to Meet You Spotlight: The Amazing Snakeheads


Interview: David Maclean of Django Django

List: Top 9 Essential Cocteau Twins Songs

Thanks to all the bands, publicists, writers, and readers who took part!


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