Category Archives: record review

Rhona MacFarlane – The Tide

An already accomplished violinist, playing in the National Youth Orchestra for Scotland, and taking her solo career as a singer songwriter to many well-known venues and events such as Celtic Connections, The Tide is the new EP release from Rhona MacFarlane. ‘Golden Leaves’ glitters like the autumn rising sun, the melodies sweep like a soft breeze, … Continue Reading ››

BDY_PRTS – ‘Rooftops’ [Aggrocat]

The cumbersomely named BDY_PRTS are Chicago-born Jill O’Sullivan (of cult band Sparrow And The Workshop) and Jenny Reeve (of Strike The Colours and frequent Malcolm Middleton collaborator) - alongside drummer/producer Jonny Scott (The Kills, CHVRCHES) and ‘Rooftops’ is their third single, though the first they’ve released in over two years. ‘Rooftops’ is an upbeat slice of electronic … Continue Reading ››

Meursault – I Will Kill Again [Song, By Toad]

Essentially now the solo project of Neil Pennycook, despite an impressive cast list flitting through the revolving doors, Meursault return with a really rather triumphant album. Usually a more interesting live proposition than on record - an appearance at the BBC 6 Music festival in Glasgow this year was just spectacular and seductively intense - it … Continue Reading ››

The Hazy Shades – ‘Barricade’

The Hazy Shades is a four-piece band originating from Glasgow. With influences from those such as the Beatles, they got together in 2014 to bring good music to others. Performing past gigs at the likes of King Tut’s and Stereo, they bring us this new single ‘Barricade’. Here we go with some classic rock and roll, characteristic of … Continue Reading ››

Mogwai – ‘Party in the Dark’ [Temporary Residence]

Mogwai’s new single employs repetitive but evolving instrumentals to create a sense of continuity and direction. The airy vocal tracks contribute to the overarching size of the track. With intelligent lyrics and simple but effective musical elements, the track continues in the rich tradition of high quality, multi-faceted and altogether highly enjoyable Mogwai songs. This track has more … Continue Reading ››

Adam Stafford – Torments Through Supernatural Flogging

Adam Stafford presents some highly unusual, hypnogogic trance inducing noise music with the aptly named EP, Torments Through Supernatural Flogging. It is weird and unsettling and wouldn’t feel out of place scoring a drug induced dream sequence in a Darren Aronofsky film. ‘Dear Bill Gates, Will I be Executed’ brings together a seemingly unending supply of elements … Continue Reading ››