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Listening Is Not Enough [En]: A Night with the BMX Bandits [Review]

                     Saturday, 6 February 2016 Dreamers: A Night with the BMX BanditsIndependent pop music in 1986 was genuinely that – it was independent – fierce in spirit and attitude – it was not part of the plan – it was immediate – simple and available from the right reco…



The Guardian [En]: BMX Bandits' Duglas T Stewart: 'I create beauty out of pain and ugliness'

The evening before we’re due to meet, Duglas T Stewart gets in touch with a warning. Over the last two years, says the frontman of BMX Bandits, he has been wrestling with mental health issues that manifest themselves in self-harm. “Last night,” he explains, “I attacked myself – and my face…



The Herald Scotland [Es]: The unique musical language of BMX Bandits

The unique musical language of BMX Bandits     In 1986, indie magazine Sounds reviewed the debut single from BMX Bandits. “Indigestably sickly sweet,” they wrote of the Bellshill sunshine-pop rabble's inaugural seven-inch, E102. “These BMX Bandits present the absolute personification…



Louder Than War [En]: BMX Bandits are 30!

BMX Bandits are celebrating their 30th anniversary. The group formed in the Summer of 1985 and released their first single E102 in 1986 and so they chose to celebrate their anniversary year from Summer 2015 to Summer 2016.  Louder Than War asked some BMX Bandits past and present to pick their fav…



My Girl Midge by BMX Bandits  BMX Bandits return with their first release since the brilliant In Space album, released in 2012 and reviewed in a previous blog HERE.   My Girl Midge is released today as a FREE DOWNLOAD via Elefant Records.   Duglas T Stewart, singer, songwriter and leade…



Independent [En]: Umbria Rock Festival, review: Spectacular setting made for surreal event

Umbria Rock could well provide the ideal combination of cultural location and great live music.Best was the Sunday, especially the utterly charming sunny indie pop of BMX Bandits, the Glaswegian group led by Duglas T. Stewart, a Robert Wyatt lookalike with the melodic flair of Brian Wilson and the c…



Gig-Blog [De]: The top albums 2013 of our musician friends

Lieblingsplatten 2013 von gig-blog Freunden Javi Roman (Band À Part) Fitness Forever – Cosmos Belle & Sebastian – The Third Eye Centre Electric Soft Parade – Idiots YMCK – Family Days The Pastels – Slow SummitsStephanie Cupo (Souvenir Stand) Chalk and Numbers – Para…











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