MonthApril 2017

Mannequin Mannequin: ‘Paint By Number’

Ayr quartet Mannequin Mannequin have emerged from practically nowhere with pure cotton candy for the ears. ‘Paint By Number’ sticks to a fairly rigid pop formula, but its delightful hidden layers echo seminal bands such as Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr and more. The band understand the power of a groove, this has added sentimental melodic licks as…

Com Truise: “Memory’

With a 40 date US tour on the horizon in May with Warp’s Clark, to begin at the start of May, LA-based electro synth hero Com Truise (aka Seth Haley) has returned following a 6 year solo sabbatical. ‘Memory’ is the first taster of forthcoming album Iteration. A breezy infectiousness washes over this hit. Packed full…

Lazy Day: ‘With My Mind’

Lazy Day have built up quite the dedicated following in Scotland thanks to Lost Map taking them under their wing. Previous Podcart Song of the Day ‘Oldest Friend‘ remains a magical pop gem I regularly return to. Tilly Scantlebury’s vocal takes me back to the first time I heard Shakespears Sister’s, Siobhan Fahey. The depth in her…

Chloe Foy: ‘Flaws’

With its deftly plucked guitar intro, Chloe Foy‘s latest single, ‘Flaws‘ feels as if you are intruding on someone’s precious private moments. A song that meanders dynamically in a way where you feel your eyebrows raise and your heart quicken. Foy is blessed with a stunning falsetto that makes an intermittent appearance and helps make…

New | Music Playlist Week 5

Jebus, it’s week 5 already. Every Wednesday we bring you 10 songs selected by a plethora of wonderful people! You can listen via Spotify and follow for future updates! Our contributors this week are: Andy Hannah (The Line Of Best Fit) Blue Kirkhope (Erased Tapes / Scissor Tail) Tom Johnson (GoldFlakePaint) Stacey Walton (Wichita/Rock Action/TYCI) Joe Rattray (Synergy Concerts/Admiral Fallow) Chris…

CHUMP: At Least We Got A Song Out Of It

Having started out music life as a bedroom project, lead singer Tara Masterson Hally was later joined by drummer Matt and bassist Tony to form a more dynamic CHUMP. With help from Green Door Studios, the trio’s latest 7″ release (via Gerry Loves Records) is a triumphant throwback to 90s adolescence. ‘At Least We Got…

Marnie: ‘Lost Maps’

I  could quite easily rave about my love for Ladytron and how they dominated my playlists when I was younger, like so many others, but I think it’s time to concentrate on Marnie as a soloist and her notable progression as an electronic artist in her own right. ‘Lost Maps’, is the latest single to…