Tag Archives: Pronto Mama

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 ››

Pronto Mama – Any Joy [Electric Honey]

“Nothing’s really real” sums up the feel of Pronto Mama’s new release Any Joy; the self-described “post-modern bug-eyed beatnik group” believe in “a dirty dedication to song writing”. The sextet, consisting of Marc Rooney, Ciaran McEneny, Martin Johnston, Michael Griffin, Craig McMahon and Alex Sharples, display an array of musical talent; each member playing at least … Continue Reading ››

Pronto Mama, Declan Welsh and the Decadent West, ST MARTiiNS at The Art School, 26/5/17

It’s been a long hot day in May and frankly the atmosphere in tonight’s gig is flustered, intense; like any minute you could light up the audience with one choice spark. Luckily, the bands on show all know how to work that magic. First up is Dundee’s ST … Continue Reading ››

Pronto Mama – ‘Double – Speak’ [Electric Honey]

Blending emo, pop and synth elements in their music, Pronto Mama follow – or perhaps lead – the trend in contemporary Scottish guitar music for making novel use of common tropes from different styles to develop something unique. The wandering bass, the rolling drums – each given adequate attention and volume, the creative guitar work and … Continue Reading ››

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival with Pronto Mama, JR Green, ST.MARTiiNS, Rituals at Tut’s, 22/3/17

Tonight the BBC 6 Music Festival begins in one of Glasgow’s most iconic venues in a sold out, but by no means packed King Tut’s. Vic Galloway and BBC 6’s Tom Robinson compere the night and you can tell they are just as excited as the crowd to hear the bands and start the festival. Coming from … Continue Reading ››

Pronto Mama – ‘Arabesque’ [Electric Honey]

Glasgow six-piece Pronto Mama are not a band to walk the narrow line of a single genre, and their latest single ‘Arabesque’, released on prestigious college label Electric Honey, glides effortlessly through a series of musical postures, revealing a new maturity to their sound. ’Arabesque’ is light on its feet, at once lackadaisically smooth and tightly … Continue Reading ››

Tenement Trail, 8/10/16

My Tenement Trail starts in the Sleazy’s basement, following a visit to Love Music for a caringly delivered in-store from Edinburgh’s booming charmer Mt. Doubt, who airs a few new tracks which sound as cosy as any of his previous material despite singer Leo Bargery forgetting the words of one of said songs. Still, his disgusted … Continue Reading ››

Top picks for Tenement Trail

This Saturday sees the return of Tenement TV’s all day multi venue festival Tenement Trail so we had a wee peek at the line up to give you our picks of the line up: Sweaty Palms at Broadcast (5.00) “Refusing to bow down to the crowd-pleasing generics of what it takes to … Continue Reading ››

West End Festival All Dayer at Oran Mor, 19/6/16

So it’s another dad day and another all dayer at Oran Mor as part of the West End Festival, and while the line up today may not be quite as dad friendly as last year’s fare there is a host of local talent at various stages of their musical development on offer. Continue Reading ››