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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 ››

Pronto Mama, Bwani Junction, Redolent, Mark McGowan at St Lukes, 4/12/15

When it was first announced that Pronto Mama and Bwani Junction – arguably two of Scotland’s best live acts- were playing together, it was quickly predicted to be the “gig of the year”. The highly anticipated line up is made complete by Redolent and singer-songwriter Mark McGowan. Despite the size of the venue, and the considerably big … Continue Reading ››

Tenement Trail, 3/10/15

Sauchiehall Street on the day of Tenement TV’s annual Tenement Trail is always packed with musicians and gig goers alike, with an unashamed buzz in the atmosphere. Often regarded as Glasgow’s best music festival, I start a promising day at Broadcast to see the bluesy folk styling’s of Dundonian band Sinderins. They kick their set off to … Continue Reading ››

Electric Fields, 29/8/15

The journey down to Electric Fields begins post 9am and a ‘Happy Bus’ from Buchanan Bus Station; how anyone can muster up the energy to be “happy” at this time in the morning is beyond me and the atmosphere on the bus is as you’d expect from bed missing music lovers with not to many … Continue Reading ››

Three Blind Wolves, Pronto Mama at The Hug and Pint, 18/7/15

This must be one of the most exciting line-ups in Glasgow at the minute. Pronto Mama has two EPs under their collective belt now, and with tonight’s performance we can only a hope an album is in the offing. You’ve seen lots of it before; the skanking, the brass, the unadulterated Glaswegian vocals, but tonight there are … Continue Reading ››