Bloc+Music Compilation #1

There are compilations galore emerging this week! Continuing the DIY theme, Bloc+ have also announced a release. The bar/venue on Glasgow’s Bath Street has been supporting grassroots music for an impressive time now. Aside from the fact that they don’t charge people to come in for gigs AND they pay fees for the bands, they…

Fuzzkill Records: Now That’s What I Call Music 666

Having arrived a bit late to the party, I couldn’t let this release go without praise. To celebrate their 1st birthday and Cassette Store Day, Fuzzkill Records have put together a compilation of lo-fi alternative artists who they have worked with this year. The artists hail from Scotland, England, United States and Canada. It is…

The Crae Crae – ‘Share It’

There used to be this 3-piece band Galchen. I discovered them in the first year of Podcart, since then drummer Peter Kelly has been one of the heartbeats of several musical projects. He has now formed a band with his brother Chris. The Crae Crae is the name I believe they have settled on. ‘Share…

North Atlantic Oscillation – ‘August’

North Atlantic Oscillation have revealed the absolutely stunning new video for their track ‘August‘. Taken from forthcoming album The Third Day, NAO owe this imaginative visual gem to the talents of Brendan McCarthy and singer Sam Healy. NAO will be playing the following show in October: 21st Oct Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle 22nd Oct…

Marnie – ‘Wolves’

Marnie is back! Having released her debut solo album Crystal World back in August 2013, she now brings us ‘Wolves’. This is the first taster of her album due in 2015 and was produced by the very talented Jonny Scott (Unwinding Hours, Strike The Colours, Olympic Swimmers) Even though this has an effervescent pop veil,…

The Black Art – ‘Upside’

Having worked with both Allan J Swan and Ally Burton in a very different musical  capacity, the news that they had formed a band came as a bit of a surprise. I have to admit that I immediately thought it was going to be something of the thrash metal persuasion, but this could not be…

Bronto Skylift – ‘Date With A Ghoul’

I think there was a point where people began to think that Bronto Skylift were no more, so it was a welcome surprise when they announced out of nowhere they had a follow-up album on the horizon. Date With A Ghoul is far more dexterous than previous offerings. Drummer Iain Stewart and guitarist Niall Strachan…

K Anderson – ‘Cocoon’

Song of the Day comes from Scottish born, Australia raised, and now London-based K Anderson. ‘Cocoon’ will hopefully lift those Tuesday woes and ensure a brief passage of happiness, well, until you press play again. Some might call me almost folk-averse, but the charm and charisma of Mr K Anderson has captured my sometimes miserable…