Tag Archives: The Spook School

The Spook School – ‘Less Than Perfect’ [Alcopop!]

The infectious indie pop delivered by Edinburgh four-piece The Spook School has all the honest charm of previous efforts with a punchy joyfulness that has become synonymous with the group. ‘Less Than Perfect’ is the second single from their upcoming third album, Could it be Different?, and illustrates their growth since 2013’s debut effort, ‘Dress Up’. Anna … Continue Reading ››

The Spook School – ‘Still Alive’ [Alcopop!]

Edinburgh scuzzy indie pop quartet The Spook School release their eagerly anticipated third album on January 26, to whet the appetite the cheeky noise merchants have released single ‘Still Alive’, which oozes quite frankly more than enough hooks and quirks to get us excited about Could It Be Different? Mixing the distorted waves of lo-fi pop … Continue Reading ››

Pop!South Weekender with The Spook School, ballboy, BooHooHoo, Life Model, Wolf Girl, Soda Foundation Rag at The Glad Cafe, 11/2/17

For the fourth (and sadly final) year running, Glasgow promoters Pop!South curate a long weekend of DIY indie and punk from Southside staple, The Glad Cafe. Unfortunately, trains and tardiness kept me from catching opening acts Marble Gods and Joyce Delaney but, having seen both tear it up live elsewhere, I can confirm they are totally … 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 ››

PAWS (album launch), The Spook School, Adam Stafford at Stereo, 25/6/16

Adam Stafford opens the night with an intense set of long repetitive soundscapes, using looped riffs to create atmospheric noise between prog-rock and post-punk. The crowd maintains a subdued vibe for the first half of the show, with a solitary Saltire hanging in the sound booth in the middle of the room, the one clue as … Continue Reading ››

The Spook School – Try To Be Hopeful [Fortuna Pop]

The Spook School stun with their new album Try To Be Hopeful, their follow up to 2013 debut Dress Up. A lyrically thoughtful album that focuses on topical issues alongside the idea of being your true self, love and everything in between; opening with ‘Burn Masculinity’ the lyrics “burn, burn, burn masculinity, there’s nothing it gives … Continue Reading ››

Late with FOUND, Supermoon, Apache Darling, The Spook School at The Lighthouse, 9/10/15

Tonight at The Lighthouse, the bands form only one of a number of events at The Lighthouse Late, an evening featuring talks, workshops, two films, a market, a DJ and burlesque, besides the gig. It’s a cool place to hang out for an evening, just by being surrounded by stuff to look at, at this sort … Continue Reading ››

The Spook School, The Middle Ones, T-Shirt Weather at The Glad Café, 9/8/15

Tonight the scandalously lackadaisical crowd at The Glad Cafe is treated to an assortment of Glasgow’s greatest post ship building export; indie pop. Far from sickly The Spook School, The Middle Ones and T-Shirt Weather reflect an alternative music scene as diverse and abrasive as ever. Three different bands from across the UK are united by a … Continue Reading ››