MonthApril 2015

Blanck Mass – ‘Detritus’

When the announcement came that Fuck Button’s Ben Power was releasing a new album under solo project Blanck Mass, I have to admit to being a selfish bastard and worrying that Fuck Buttons would perhaps cease to exist. This moniker however continues to identify Power as a forward-thinking apocalyptic visionary who does not disappoint. His…

SAY Award Longlist Announced

The nominations for the SAY Award longlist have been announced and are as follows: Belle & Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance Blue Rose Code – The Ballads Of Peckham Rye Errors – Lease Of Life Fatherson – I Am An Island Happy Meals – Apéro Honeyblood – Honeyblood Idlewild – Everything Ever…

ULTRAS – ‘The Path To Getting Paid’

Gav Prentice, former member of Over The Wall, is the brainchild behind band ULTRAS. Having caused waves with previous track ‘This Is Where I Fall’, the band return with the triumphant ‘The Path To Getting Paid’. With their opinionated political torch burning bright, ULTRAS have returned with an impressive song that documents the band’s righteous…

Siv Jakobsen – ‘Dark’

Siv Jakobsen has revealed her second single ‘Dark’ from forthcoming EP The Lingering, released 26th May via The Nordic Mellow Records. With its swooping strings, earnest lyrics and lamenting melodies, Jakobsen is clearly comfortable, yet not over confident in her style. Whilst she is not necessarily breaking new ground, there are memorable moments whereby her…

Kathryn Williams – ‘Cuckoo’

Impressively, Kathryn Williams is approaching her 10th album release whilst continuing to construct her own universe. Based in Newcastle and part of the eternally respected One Little Indian roster, Williams has announced new album ‘Hypoxia’, inspired by Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’ to be released 15th June. Song of the Day is first taster ‘Cuckoo’,…

Miaoux Miaoux – ‘It’s The Quick’

Back in 2010, Miaoux Miaoux burst into Podcart’s life and from then on we have put on a live show, had a mini rave in a caravan at Wickerman and most importantly, immersed ourselves in his rapturous sounds. Miaoux Miaoux (Glasgow-based producer Julian Corrie) has delivered the first taster in the form of the rhapsodic…

T in the Park Under Threat? Twitter Reacts…

There have been various reports of T in the Park being under threat this year. In the last 24 hours The Daily Record, The Herald, BBC and more have all published stories. It has been revealed that at proposed new site Stathallan Castle, ospreys had returned to nest there. The protected birds are obviously a…