A Fight You Can’t Win

INTERVIEW – A Fight You Can’t Win

“I’ve got no qualms about p***ing people off,” says A Fight You Can’t Win frontman Matthew Bakewell. He’s talking about the band’s campaign to win a place on Hog The Stage, the competition for Scottish acts to appear at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – on the same bill as headliners Biffy Clyro. “It’s over 18s anyway, isn’t […]

NEWS – Hog The Stage at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations are justifiably regarded as the best in the world. As well as the street party, funfair and fireworks, it always features some great music to bring in the new year. This year, Biffy Clyro are set to headline the gig in the gardens – and one lucky up-and-coming Scottish band are also […]

GIG REVIEW – A Fight You Can’t Win, Henry’s Cellar Bar, 10 Sep

A Fight You Can’t Win will sweat for you. If you’re lucky enough, they will share some of that sweat with you after their set – they’re that kind of caring band. This gig was the debut of AFYCW’s new guitarist, Lesley (she’s a lady, she doesn’t sweat – but she did glow quite a […]

PREVIEW – The Best of The Mine at The Liquid Rooms, 1st August

Edinburgh’s live music fans have been waiting for this for a long time… At last, The Liquid Rooms – the city’s best medium-sized gig venue – is ready to open its doors again, after being out of action since 2008’s fire in its Victoria Street home. Local music promoters Bainbridge Presents are amongst the first […]

ALBUM REVIEW – A Fight You Can’t Win by A Fight You Can’t Win


In the unlikely event you don’t like one of the wiry little scrappers on A Fight You Can’t Win‘s debut album, don’t worry: another one will be along in a couple of minutes. This Edinburgh-based punk / grunge trio have a knack of firing out short sharp tunes which blister with energy and seething passion. […]

REVIEW – CD Quality at Henry’s Cellar Bar, 28 May (Bainbridge Presents)

Nirvana, post-Richey Manics, Therapy, Rod, Jane & Freddy – the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is crammed with bands who make more noise than three people have a right to. It’s appropriate then that 3/4 of the bands at tonight’s CD Quality gig are three-pieces, proving that Edinburgh’s got its fair share of rock […]