AuthorHalina Rifai

Preview: Jonnie Common Album Launch

Saturday 15th November sees one of three album launches to celebrate arguably one of the best album releases of 2014. Jonnie Common will be unleashing his next body of genius Trapped In Amber via Song, By Toad Records. The Save As Collective will be presenting the shows and the supremely talented Peter Kelly will be…

BRITNEY – The Thespian’s Moniker

Edinburgh trio Britney have revealed a video for bombastic track ‘The Thespian’s Moniker’. Ignoring moments of extreme crevice hugging, this gives an excellent illustration of the band’s much praised live performance. Their latest album was released November 5th via Bandcamp.

Shield Patterns – ‘Ruby Red’

Song of the Day is courtesy of Manchester duo Shield Patterns, they play Glasgow’s 13th Note this Thursday and I urge you to go and see them. ‘Ruby Red’ hints at a perennial glory of feeling lost in a dream, the results are augmented by its darker undercurrents making this as absorbing as it is…

Podcast 150: Teenage Rot

Welcome to this week’s podcast! Please listen and enjoy and remember to check out the artists in more depth: 1. Jonnie Common – ‘Crumbs’ 2. Dems – ‘Muscle Memory’ 3. Throwback Thursday – Mylo – ‘In My Arms’ 4. Tuff Love – ‘Slammer’ 5. Tessera Skies – ‘Droplet’ 6. Sursum Verbo – ‘Volt’ If you…

Cara Mitchell – ‘Suspended Motion’

Song of the Day comes from Aberdonian Cara Mitchell. ‘Suspended Motion’ is a satisfying blast of unmeasurable potential. I never want to sound insulting when I mention someone’s age, but at 19, it’s entirely possible that Mitchell could be something of a big hitter in the future. On the flipside, this is already something to…

DOWNLOAD: Little Arrow – ‘Medicine Moon’

Little Arrow‘s ‘Medicine Moon’ is a peculiar little track and features on the Welsh band’s third album Furious Finite. It’s one of the standout tracks on there but listening to the album in its entirety you quickly realise that there’s more to this band than odd lyrics and upbeat folk melodies. Furious Finite is out…

Vasquez – ‘Thumbmusic’

I always feel this wave of relief when Vasquez are making new music. It’s Scottish bands like this that get me most excited. They are a unique entity and ‘Thumbmusic’  cements them as one of the most dynamic bands of my current listening. The controlled intensity yet complexity of ‘Thumbmusic’ shows stunning experimentation, it radiates…