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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 ››

Live review: Summer Nights 2012 featuring Brazil Exists, Lost City Soul, The Little Kicks, Pronto Mama at Tut’s, 12/7/12

Summer Nights 2012 kicks off tonight, promising 60 of the best new artists and bands in Scotland over 14 consecutive nights. Brazil Exists, a fun, youthful, poppy five-piece from Stirling (with a trumpet), are easy to compare with a number of local artists with their generic Scottish … Continue Reading ››