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Siobhan Wilson – There Are No Saints [Song, By Toad]

Siobhan Wilson’s There Are No Saints starts off with its titular track, a saintly track that sets the scene beautifully and topically for a particularly nuanced, bold, intelligent and endearing album. What it does extremely well is meld contemporary and classical elements with respect, restraint and understanding; delivering one of the best debut albums we’ve heard … Continue Reading ››

The Bellybuttons – Wires

Newest release from The Bellybuttons, three track EP Wires, highlights an irreplaceable coolness with slick 90s vibes - the most important release of 2017 thus far. First track ‘Referendum on you (enemies)’ captures a calming and airy dynamic, cleverly put together and creatively charged - counter melodies weaving throughout. Effortlessly gliding into the second track ‘Autumn Song’, … Continue Reading ››

Sister John – ‘Sweetest Moment’ [Last Night From Glasgow]

Meeting through the Parsonage Choir, Glasgow’s Sister John make beautiful lo-fi pop with a touch of Americana to their lush, warm harmonies. ‘Sweetest Moment’ is the second single to be released by Last Night From Glasgow after last year’s debut ‘He Came Down’ and it’s startling just how assured the songwriting feels right off the bat. From the conversational opening … Continue Reading ››

Mt. Doubt – ‘Tourists’ [Scottish Fiction]

Following the positive response to Mt. Doubt’s critically acclaimed albums In Awe of Nothing and My Past is a Quiet Beast, March saw the release of new single ‘Tourists’. It’s a story about Leo Bargery’s fear of flying and the tone is tongue and cheek, while the melody is a smooth, free-flowing mantra. The composition is sincere … Continue Reading ››

Bluebirds – There Is No God

After the spectacular self-immolation of notorious rockers The Amazing Snakeheads, there’s a gap in the market for some grimy, gory Scottish rock and straight out the coffin Bluebirds seem like possible contenders. There is No God is five-tracks of grotty, shambling post-punk propelled by the sort of funereal organ and scene chewing vocals that would even … Continue Reading ››

The Van T’s – ‘Fresh Meat’ [LAB]

Quite easily one of the hottest properties in the country right now, The Van T's, fronted by twins Hannah and Chloe Van Thompson, have exploded from a clustered scene of bland poseurs with a genuinely exciting blend of grunge, shoegaze and scuzz-fuelled riffs. New single 'Fresh Meat', their first since signing to LAB Records, completely justifies … Continue Reading ››