Tag Archives: The Insomniac Project

The Shindig at Stirling Old Town Jail, 10-11/9/16

Stirling’s Fringe Festival has been highlighting arts and culture in Scotland’s heart for three years now and this year they launched The Shindig – dubbed “The Best Wee Party in Scotland”. Running from September 9th-11th at the Old Town Jail, it showcases some of the best Scotland has to offer in the arts and entertainment scene. As … Continue Reading ››

QMU Live Fest with Tuff Love, Tijuana Bibles, GoodCopGreatCop, Copper Lungs, The Youth and Young, The Rockalls, Josephine Sillars, LYLO, The Insomniac Project

“Did anyone used to go to Rev?” “Is Cheesy Pop still a thing?” You can tell what bands went to Glasgow uni tonight! Let’s be honest, it’s totally weird being back at the QMU, this was a regular daytime haunt in my early uni days and seven years on a lot has changed, but yet nothing has … Continue Reading ››

The Insomniac Project – ‘In and Out (Of My Head)’

The new single from The Insomniac Project, ‘In and Out (Of My Head)’, is smothered in rising synth riffs and melodic vocals alongside bass, which carry the entire track into a haze of techno pop. The band manages to combine popular, modern dance/house rhythms with an obvious 80’s pop influence added in. It is a lively and … Continue Reading ››

The Insomniac Project, Our Future Glory at Sleazy’s, 4/9/15

To launch their new single ‘In and Out (Of My Head)’, synth pop newcomers, The Insomniac Project give Nice N Sleazy a disco makeover, reimagining the legendary Glaswegian basement as Studio 54 circa-1979. The sextet (three synth players, bass, drums and guitar) barely manage to squeeze all of their gear on stage, but their patter is … Continue Reading ››

The Insomniac Project – ‘Breakaway’

‘Breakaway’ combines a recipe of heavy 80s dance/electronic based sounds alongside repetitive lyrics presented primarily by strong and haunting female vocals and commences with a gentle, but memorable riff. Proving The Insomniac Project’s ability to manifest their influences into a well structured and interesting track, ‘Breakaway’ alters between various instruments, each taking turn to display all … Continue Reading ››

The Insomniac Project – ‘Shake Those Demons’

From the outset, ‘Shake Those Demons’ does not hold back in displaying the direction it is heading. “I can be a dream or I can be nightmare,sings vocalist Deborah over sharp bursts of synth, one of the band’s male vocalist then steps in taking over the remaining verse and the track continues in this way. Meanwhile, … Continue Reading ››

The Insomniac Project – ‘Parallels’

‘Parallels’ is the glossy new single from Glaswegian synth pop newcomers, The Insomniac Project. Tagging their work with the rather beautiful “No Sleep for the Dreamers”, there’s a nagging house music influence to the programmed drums, but the key influence here is sky-scraping French electro-pop stars M83. Male and female vocals collide in a shower of stars … Continue Reading ››