Category Archives: record review

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 ››

Gypsy Circus – Gypsy Circus

Edinburgh based four-piece Gypsy Circus describe themselves as in the genre of Tungsten rock, the whole feel of their self-titled EP is a nice reminiscence of classic indie. To begin we find ourselves in the metaphorical ‘Jungle’, Aaron King’s husky vocals describe a journey of things unknown, of the unavoidable jungle that one-day catches you up. The … Continue Reading ››

Passion Pusher – Life in the Aquarium [Song, By Toad]

Kicking of with the off-beat and rinky-tink ‘Life in the Aquarium’, it is evident that an unusual album is at hand - at only four minutes long, the track is over a minute longer than every other on the album. ‘Conventional Artist’ introduces guitar elements over the cheap synth and keyboard featuring on the previous track. The … Continue Reading ››

Adam Stafford – Reverse Drift [Gerry Loves]

Reading about and exploring some of the work of Adam Stafford, it is immediately apparent that the individual is a highly creative and collaborative individual with a number of distinct but intersecting skills – a true multimedia man. Reverse Drift is the latest project to be affiliated with Adam Stafford, and is – in effect – … Continue Reading ››

Rachel Alice Johnson – ‘I Wont Remember You’

Rachel Alice Johnson returns with her intriguing new single ‘I Wont Remember You’ and, just like the previous tracks she has released, and it will undoubtedly urge its audience to listen time and time again. Although only just over four-minutes long, ‘I Wont Remember You’ has many layers to it, which makes it an extremely interesting … Continue Reading ››

Bridal Shower – Negatives

Back in 2016, Bridal Shower released their debut single ‘Tapeworm’ great things were expected from the band following its positive reception and they have pulled it off, judging by their debut album, Negatives. Each of the nine tracks display the heavy influence that the band draw from post-punk and alt-rock bands such as Pixies and Sonic Youth, … Continue Reading ››

Mt. Doubt – The Loneliness of the TV Watchers [Scottish Fiction]

Mt. Doubt started out as chief songwriter Leo Bargery’s solo project, but after two full length releases the Edinburgh-based sextet have delivered their most collaborative work to date. Though you might not guess from its curmudgeonly title, this EP is the first of Mt. Doubt’s work that actually feels like a group effort and this new … Continue Reading ››

Pronto Mama – ‘Cold Arab Spring’ [Electric Honey]

Latest single ‘Cold Arab Spring’ from Glaswegian six-piece Pronto Mama is taken from the band's debut album Any Joy. A compelling chunk of binge-y pop, laced with percussive brilliance throughout; an effortless sustain of syncopated harmony. Opening with light cymbals and a melodic guitar run whilst the second guitar subtly plays the harmony; before you know it the intro/verse begins … Continue Reading ››

Tenements – ‘Silhouettes’ [Flare and Flame]

Released via Flare and Flame Records, ‘Silhouettes’ is the debut single from Tenements. Classically characteristic of bands such as Coheed and Cambria or The Used, Tenements bring a Glaswegian twist to this genre. There are moments of power chords, metal and punk, but the message is clear; these guys are not willing to be “treated like a … Continue Reading ››