Category Archives: record review

THE NINTH WAVE – ‘New Kind Of Ego’ [Distiller]

'New Kind Of Ego', the latest single from THE NINTH WAVE, finds the four-piece focusing on insecurities and trust issues. The track builds gradually, beginning with a piercing, distorted guitar, as lead vocalist Haydn Park-Patterson channels his inner Robert Smith delivering the heartbreakingly beautiful howl of "you don't seem to care and it kills me". By the … Continue Reading ››

Michael Timmons – Bone Coloured [Gargleblast]

After a long gestation period, Bone Coloured, the debut album from singer-songwriter Michael Timmons, has finally readied itself to be unveiled. On the back of shows with Out Lines and Julia Jacklin, as well as significant airplay on BBC Radio 6, the Glaswegian has quietly creeped into national consciousness with very little fanfare. Rather than following the … Continue Reading ››

FRANKY’S EVIL PARTY – ‘Dolph Lundgren’

FRANKY'S EVIL PARTY rose from the embers of Dumfriesshire’s Brat and The Bonemen and to say their music is alternative seems understated. Following the release of their first single ‘Disco Inferno’, which put a strong marker down for their new direction, their new release ‘Dolph Lundgren’ cements their reputation for unorthodox individuality. Strong pounding rhythms, wailing guitars … Continue Reading ››

Nasari – ‘Afterglow/Robyn’s Room’ [Spinnup]

Baptising their band after a Turkish charm used to protect against evil, Edinburgh indie four-piece Nasaricome blistering out the traps of their college-crafted sound with double A-side ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Robyn’s Room’. Screeching into sound on Scalextric wheels, hi-tempo cymbals, and a rotor-bladed rhythm section, the light vocals of Joshua Cakir on ‘Afterglow’ are ably supported by the … Continue Reading ››

Various Artists – Scottish Indie Sampler Vol.3 [GoldMold]

GoldMold’s Indie Samplersseek and draw some of the nation’s best DIY talents together and give them an audience. Pooling from a collection of different independent labels each time, the results are unfailingly eclectic and inventive. The third entry is no exception. This time drawing on talents provided by LP Records, winning sperm party, Lost Map, Olive Grove Records … Continue Reading ››

Jonny Shitbag & The Smokes – You Could Not Have Given the Slightest Fucks [Hidden Bay]

You Could Not Have Given the Slightest Of Fucksis released by French cassette only label Hidden Bay Records and the band would have you believe Jonny Shitbag disappeared after the demo’s were recorded leaving it to The Smokes (Curls, Traff and TJ) to pull it together from the limited demos and scribbled lyrics and chords, … Continue Reading ››