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West End Festival All Dayer at Oran Mor 18/6/17

It only comes around once a year but Oran Mor’s All Dayer is one of the West End Festival’s most coveted musical events, this year boasting 17 bands across three stages and offering something for everyone, from pounding Scottish rock to electronic acts and dad-friendly acoustic nostalgia (it is Father’s Day after all). Continue Reading ››

CHUMP – ‘At Least We Got a Song Out of It’ [Gerry Loves]

The A-side – ‘At Least We Got a Song Out of It - is rhythmically hypnotic and oozes professionalism and poise as well as laid-back resignation; it’s vocally endearing and musically explorative, well engineered and beautifully recorded. The wash of the cymbals is well placed and overlays the other instruments with a sense of distance. The name … Continue Reading ››

Lush Purr – Cuckoo Waltz [Song, by Toad]

With a name that quite literally purrs with lush assonance, Lush Purr are a band who might take you to the hypnagogic depths of dream-pop consciousness; but despite the quirky sincerity, they won’t give up their humour. Their debut album Cuckoo Waltz is a satisfyingly kooky treat that effortlessly slides into that slightly quixotic zone of … Continue Reading ››

Apache Darling – ‘Go’

Led by keyboardist Andrew Black and vocalist Stefanie Lawrence, the audaciously poptimistic Apache Darling return with the soaring ‘Go’. After slots at T in the Park and King Tut’s new music showcases they’ve built a reputation as impressive pop performers with a handful of great live singalongs so it’s exciting for fans to finally get their … Continue Reading ››

Fat Goth – Enorme! [Hefty Dafty]

Mainstays of the Scottish underground music scene for several years now, Fat Goth are party-happy Dundonions now on their fourth album of grubby, weed-infused rock music. Their humorous style is reminiscent of Turbonegro or Dead Kennedys – they named their first album Mindless Crap – but there’s some musical chops to their full throttle wig outs … Continue Reading ››

Medicine Men – Into The Light [Last Night From Glasgow]

After garnering themselves an excellent live reputation since forming from the ashes of the now-defunct Selective Service in 2014, Glaswegian four-piece Medicine Men release their long-awaited debut LP Into The Light. The record bursts into life with the instrumental ‘A La Llum’, which eases into the glam-stomp, call to arms of early single ‘Show What You’re … Continue Reading ››