Tag Archives: Pronto Mama

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 ››

Hector Bizerk, Pronto Mama, Bella and the Bear at Tut’s, 6/6/15

For reasons that more or less amount to me not being competent enough to find a working cash machine near King Tut’s, I miss a lot of Bella and The Bear’s opening set, but it’s clear when I eventually arrive at the venue that the already bustling crowd adore what they’re being treated to: an … Continue Reading ››

EPs of 2014

Daniel Mutch – Remedy & Therapy18 Daniel Mutch – Remedy & Therapy With Remedy & Therapy, Mutch has managed to present us with five remarkable tracks well worth spilling out of any speaker or set of headphones over the winter period and we’d be fools not … Continue Reading ››

Pronto Mama – Niche Market [Instinctive Racoon]

Hot on the heels of the recently re-released extended play Lickety Split, Glasgow six-piece Pronto Mama return with Niche Market, their latest offering for Instinctive Racoon. It’s a record brimming with ideas and energy, and when Marc Rooney bellows “I’m gonnae have some fun with you…” on penultimate track ‘Surrogate’, it serves as a mission statement … Continue Reading ››

Pronto Mama – Lickety Split [Instinctive Racoon]

Pronto Mama is a soulful Glaswegian six-piece who, like much of Scotland’s great new music, come recommended by Radio 1 Introducing’s Ally McCrae. This EP, recorded as far back as 2012 but unreleased until now, pins a strong Glaswegian burr to melancholic, chiming guitar licks like Robert Smith from The Cure roaming through the east end … Continue Reading ››

Live review: Communion presents Chasing Owls, Pronto Mama, Billy Vincent, Quickbeam at Sleazy’s, 25/4/13

1Chasing Owls Tonight’s Communion gig feels quite different from a regular headline/support gig, there is a collectiveness I've not felt in a while-with no emphasis on one particular band. First up are Quickbeam who provide a beautiful blend of folk-melancholia-dreamscapes that isn't lost on tonight’s audience. Touring act Billy … Continue Reading ››

Record review: Pronto Mama – ‘Rubber’

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuwZelg0RTk&w=376&h=212] Meshing together jazz, contemporary pop and a whole host of funk and fun Pronto Mama have brought to life a lovely little single. Anchored by a float of jagged funky guitars, a delightful saxophone and patterned raspy vocals ‘Rubber’ evolves into a complete free for all as it rushes towards climax. Describing their sound as a … Continue Reading ››