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The Spook School – ‘Less Than Perfect’ [Alcopop!]

The infectious indie pop delivered by Edinburgh four-piece The Spook School has all the honest charm of previous efforts with a punchy joyfulness that has become synonymous with the group. ‘Less Than Perfect’ is the second single from their upcoming third album, Could it be Different?, and illustrates their growth since 2013’s debut effort, ‘Dress Up’. Anna … Continue Reading ››

Pronto Mama – ‘Bully March’

As a stand-alone single, ‘Bully March’ strides the line finely between the expected and the unexpected, the typical and the atypical, the tightly structured and the loosey-goosey. Martin Johnson’s cerebrospinal fluid pressurising drums allow the song to flit well along axes of timing and feeling. The typical emo elements are well balanced by the bands fairly unique … Continue Reading ››

The Spook School – ‘Still Alive’ [Alcopop!]

Edinburgh scuzzy indie pop quartet The Spook School release their eagerly anticipated third album on January 26, to whet the appetite the cheeky noise merchants have released single ‘Still Alive’, which oozes quite frankly more than enough hooks and quirks to get us excited about Could It Be Different? Mixing the distorted waves of lo-fi pop … Continue Reading ››

Monoganon – ‘Black Hole’ [Lost Map]

The spacey soundscape of Monoganon’s ‘Black Hole,’ spearheads the much anticipated Killmens album, aptly released on 19th November 2017 - International Men’s Day. Comparable to the all-encompassing black holes drifting through our solar systems, the five-and-a-half-minute track is an immersive experience, holding its listener in one place while dreamy synths and scattered drum beats unravel over … Continue Reading ››

Foggy City Orphan – ‘Fake News Blues’

Foggy City Orphan hit a topical newsfeed and social propaganda nerve with their latest single ‘Fake News Blues’. From Glasgow and comprising brothers Paul and John McLinden on vocal and guitar and school mates Stephen Sweeney on drums and Michael Valente on bass, FCO are a potent force of off kilter indie; the single is taken … Continue Reading ››

Cop Graveyard – Are You Happy You’re Here? [GoldMold]

Seemingly named for a song by the themselves questionably named American emos Teen Suicide, Cop Graveyard is the song writing vehicle of Eliot Humphreys, whose adventures in lo-fi alienation have so far led to almost a dozen assorted EPs and releases. His DIY punk / indie rock hybrid is charitably a sound that you will have heard … Continue Reading ››

The Van T‘s – Bitter Sweet [LAB]

Glaswegian surf-rock band The Van T‘s bless us with new catchy single ‘Bitter Sweet’; the second single the four-piece have released in 2017, a follow up to the energetic and loud ‘Fresh Meat’. In comparison to ‘Fresh Meat’, their latest release is calmer, but the band still remain loyal to their harmonies and guitar heavy instrumentals. The … Continue Reading ››

Static Union – ‘Last Resort/Last of Our Kind’

‘Last Resort/Last of Our Kind’ is the latest single from the incredibly talented Static Union, having already performed at XpoNorth, Tenement Trail and Prince’s Street at the Edinburgh Festival, Static Union will be headlining King Tut’s for the second time this year in December. Both tracks exhibit the band’s incredible songwriting and production talent, which was … Continue Reading ››