MUSIC REVIEW – Stiletto by Augustalia


The latest single from Edinburgh-based alt-country noir rock band Augustalia is a dark little ditty which wouldn’t sound out of place on David Lynch’s car stereo as he goes cruising down Mulholland Drive at 3 in the morning. “You’re not afraid of me now but you should be” sings Hannah O’Reilly, her sweet-sounding vocals edged […]

GIG REVIEW – The Quad, The Wee Red Bar, 7th May

The Wee Red Bar – the student union at the Edinburgh College of Art – is a great little venue for a gig: good sound, cheap drink and an understandably arty atmosphere. However, even though it’s a stone’s throw from the Grassmarket and Cowgate, it remains one of the city’s lesser-known venues – which means […]

REVIEW – Augustalia EP


Augustalia are a band so achingly cool they’re probably responsible for the recent snowfall. However, the four tracks on their debut EP ‘It’s Never Too Late To Ask For Your Knickers Back’ smoulder with enough noir rock fire and alt-country warmth to keep the subbest of zero temperatures at bay. First track ‘Love & Laudanum‘ […]

REVIEW – Augustalia EP Launch, Voodoo Rooms, 18 Nov

Augustalia are a four-piece band fronted by singer songwriter Hannah O’Reilly. The band are named after an ancient Roman festival – aptly enough, as this gig has all the hallmarks of celebration and decadence of a bacchanalian orgy. If only the Romans had invented the kazoo… This gig at the Voodoo Rooms’ Speakeasy is to […]

REVIEW – ‘Foolish’ by Augustalia (single)

Originally from New Zealand, singer, songwriter and self-styled rock chick Hannah O’Reilly now calls Edinburgh home. She has joined forces with guitarist Adrian Michalski, bass-player Gary Anderson and drummer Steve Galbraith to create Augustalia, a band treading a beguiling line between melancholic alt-country and Amanda Palmer-esque dark cabaret. Foolish is the lead track from the […]