CategorySong of the day

Fair Mothers: ‘Blind’

Having received the email that read something along the lines of “Fair Mothers collaborating with Kathryn Joseph and production by Marcus Mackay”, there’s not really much more you need as a sales pitch. ‘Blind’ is the first single to be taken from Fair Mother’s forthcoming album Through Them Fingers Yours And Mine. The moniker of Aberdeen’s Kevin…

Vasa: ‘Burst’

There’s been a distinct lack of quality heavy rock in Scotland of late. It continues to be saturated in electro-pop or folk of late and feels less dynamic than it has been for a while. Thankfully, one of my favourite bands of the last few year, Vasa, have returned like a steamroller with their latest…

Haley Bonar: ‘Called You Queen’

Following the release of her highly anticipated album Impossible Dream, Haley Bonar has shared her latest video ‘Called You Queen’.  It isn’t hyperbole to call this the stand out track from her latest long player and Bonar’s soothing muse is consistently compelling, showcasing both her heedful lyrics and terrific melodies. Her gift here is that contrast she creates between her dark, enigmatical words and rainbow harmonies.…

Linying: ‘Paris 12’

Singapore chanteuse,  Linying,  has already enjoyed significant success with previous singles, ‘Sticky Leaves’ and ‘Alpine’ ahead of her EP out later this month on Akira Records. With its shadowy mystique, ‘Paris 12’ is her latest release. Linying’s words convey heartache, loss and desolation, but the grandiose breath of sonic majesty that surrounds them is both powerful and…

Heavy Heart: ‘Fever Dream’

London’s Heavy Heart have become a firm favourite with Podcart. Their previous anthem ‘High Dive’ has already made our favourite tracks of the year and the quintet now provide today’s Song of the Day. ‘Fever Dream’ is part of a series of songs the band are impressively releasing each month over the course of 2016. The track is…

Mt. Doubt: ‘Thirst’

When music blog Scottish Fiction called it a day, there was a sense of dread for many including myself. With Scottish music bloggers dropping like flies, it’s starting to feel a bit lonely out here. On the plus side, Neil Wilson (the man behind the moniker) has started a DIY label! His first release was…

John Alcabean: ‘Need Comfort’

John Alcabean’s EP Real Time Fiction is due for release 2nd September 2016 via Tapetown Records and it’s easy to see why the trio have gained a reputation for being perfectly untamed. Expansive in scope, ‘Need For Comfort’, is our Song of the Day. With sheer dexterity and rock dynamics, this bellows in the face of its peers. John Alcabean are…

Earth Heart: ‘Demons’

Cambridge, MA’s Earth Heart are set to release their forthcoming debut album Homesick. The dissonant trio have emerged with their jarring new single ‘Demons’.  Driven by its own internal logic, this is abstract noise rock at its best. With a wicked spontaneity, they have channelled their additive, maniacal energy into dense and rigorous songwriting. This is experimental…

Lucia Fontaine: ‘Lose My Mind’

The chattering has started behind the scenes regarding Glasgow’s Lucia Fontaine. Having just played the BBC Introducing stage at this year’s T In The Park and gained notable London-based press, it’s an exciting time for the young musician. Fontaine releases her debut EP Best Boy on 10″ vinyl via Dead Beet Records this Autumn and it’s…