MonthDecember 2016

Thula Borah: ‘Confabulation’

Glasgow’s Thula Borah have been steadily evolving into an unshakable alternative rock band for the last 6 years now. The quartet have now announced the release of a new EP, Near Life Experience, due out on 27th January 2017 via Kill Jester Records and the first taster comes in the shape of the heroic ‘Confabulation’.  A song to find many shades within,…

Meursault: ‘Simple Is Good’

One of Scotland’s finest, Meursault, left a gaping hole when they disappeared. Neil Pennycook and his fellow musicians have this way of tapping into your emotions like few others. His voice has its finger on your vulnerabilities and it is incomparable. Thankfully, they have returned. Their label Song, By Toad led by the matchless Matthew…

The Winter Gypsy: Took Me By

Adelaide’s The Winter Gypsy have already started gaining mounting praise as a new band to keep a close eye on. The sextet are the result of 4 previous bands joining together to form as they put it, “a conclusion”. Their latest release ‘Took Me By’ is as captivating visually, thanks to Gerard Wood, as it…

ISLE: ‘Faults’

Being self-sufficient as a musician has become the norm now. Many artists are able to record, produce, design their artwork and even make their own videos. Scottish duo ISLE are one such example. Liam Rutherford and Ben Singer have worked hard in the background to maintain a fantastic electronic output packaged in their own unique…

The So So Glos: ‘Missionary’

Brooklyn’s The So So Glos continue their punk assault with new video ‘Missionary’. With a “give zero fucks” ethos, they have built a reputation for being true DIY pioneers. Their latest single continues their trademark sound of an unruly, headstrong attitude. ‘Missionary’, boils over with frustration. It isn’t groundbreaking by any means, but it’s a…

Blonde Summer: ‘Beer On Ice’

Given how baltic this side of the North Atlantic is, any kind of summer influx is welcome. Cue, ‘Beer on Ice‘ by LA’s Blonde Summer. Drenched in nihilistic youthful desertion, their fuzzed-up, gut-punching party riffs are ever so appealing. Crack one open, sit back and bathe in the sounds of carefree, addictive slacker rock.

Fröst – ‘Crackling On The Wire’

A  collaboration between Franco-Swedish sound artist Johanna Bramli (vocalist for Stereolab offshoot Imitation Electric Piano) and Fujiya & Miyagi’s synth player and producer Steve Lewis, Fröst are the stunning product of the duo. ‘Crackling On The Wire’, is inspired by the German poem ‘The Erlking’. With its subtle discipline and intellectual precision, this emphatically validates how wonderful…

W. H. Lung: ‘Inspiration!’

Described as “a recording project founded in Manchester in mid-2016″, W. H. Lung‘s first single ‘Inspiration!’ is like an epiphany.  Like dark magic from a krautrock sweet shop, this will no doubt appeal to the Can and Neu! fans out there. With its questing spirit, this is testament that derivatives of great bands continue to…

Fliptrix – ‘Patterns Of Escapism’

Following a two year hiatus, BBC Radio 1 Extra favourite, Fliptrix returns with the no holds barred ‘Patterns Of Escapism‘. Taken from his 6th solo long player, the London-based producer is a teacher in his own classroom delivering passion with booming authority. Hectoring, dropping streetwise politics all to the backdrop of an enslaving production. This is a…