Claire Francis - Clubs Editor
Claire is a music journalist who has worked in Melbourne, Barcelona and Glasgow. She has a Masters of Communication & Professional Writing from Deakin University, Melbourne.
She is the current Clubs Editor of The Skinny Magazine. She also contributes to publications such as Mixmag and Upset. She was on the judging panel for Best Electronic Act for the Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMAs) in 2017 and 2018 and a panelist at this year’s Soma Skool event at SWG3.
Nadine Walker - Editorial Director
As well as her role as Content + Comms Manager at Material working across some of the biggest music projects in the country (T in the Park, TRNSMT, Summer Sessions to name a few), Nadine is the Editorial Director at TENEMENT TV – Scotland’s biggest music platform promoting music discovery. Nadine orchestrates the voice of TENEMENT TV which runs editorial and video content and has brought the world unique sessions with the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jake Bugg and Bastille since 2011. Nadine is also part of the team delivering Scotland’s festival for music discovery, TENEMENT TRAIL. Now in its 6th year, the festival features over 60 bands playing across 10 venues and was sold-out again in 2018 with The Cribs in the headline slot.
Laura Boyd - Entertainment Reporter
Laura Boyd is the Entertainment Reporter for STV News, covering major TV, music and cultural events across Scotland.
With a background in both digital and television; Laura also hosts events throughout Scotland and has worked with the likes of TRNSMT, the V&A and numerous charities, presenting their content.
Katie Scott - Glasgow Coordinator (Sofar Sound)
Sofar Sounds Glasgow is part of an international community of events organisers. We host intimate gigs in unique venues around the city. Our events are typically very laid back with smaller crowd sizes, and an emphasis on the music, aiming to deliver a diverse lineup to give audiences an interesting show. Lineups are kept a secret so people have the chance to discover new music without prejudice and maybe find their new favourite artist.
Gold Flake Paint
Tom Johnson - Editor (Gold Flake Paint)
Tom Johnson founded GoldFlakePaint back in 2010. Initially a daily music blog - featuring in-depth reviews, interviews, playlists, and more - GoldFlakePaint has recently transitioned into a physical music journal; a quarterly publication which will be available across the globe. Based around a small team of people, and led by personal and enthusiastic writing, GFP has built and sustained a small community-led niche within the music world, one which aims to support artists, labels, and other publications based solely upon our passion for music.