Category Archives: record review

Jonny Shitbag & The Smokes – You Could Not Have Given the Slightest Fucks [Hidden Bay]

You Could Not Have Given the Slightest Of Fucksis released by French cassette only label Hidden Bay Records and the band would have you believe Jonny Shitbag disappeared after the demo’s were recorded leaving it to The Smokes (Curls, Traff and TJ) to pull it together from the limited demos and scribbled lyrics and chords, … Continue Reading ››

LOVE SICK – ‘Hope’ [B3SCI]

‘Hope’ is the second song to be released by Glasgow based duo LOVE SICK and, with sincere vocals and powerful instrumental, it is a beautifully constructed song with indie and electro elements to it. Julie’s voice is stunningly pure with a lovely sense of melody, both powerful but delicate when necessary. With limited instrumentation ‘Hope’ is an … Continue Reading ››

Anna Meredith – ‘Calion’ [Adult Swim]

Throughout her career thus far, Anna Meredith’s virtuoso talents translate into heady reinventions over safe continuity, and it’s safe to say that any sense of predictability is blitzed by avalanche tracks like her latest Adult Swim release, ‘Calion’. Bounding along meteorological shifts in percussion, ‘Calion’ is an exhilarating journey through darkling arpeggios rising to maelstroms of … Continue Reading ››

100 Fables – ‘We Are Electric Girls and Boys’

With radio air play and superlatives flashing in all directions at the rebellious and exciting new indie electro punk darlings 100 Fables it is clear to see why the young Glasgow quartet has been receiving so much flushing adulation, which has extended way past the local scene and into a national stratosphere. Having already laid waste to … Continue Reading ››

Walt Disco – ‘Dream Girl #2’ [Public]

Dandified and transfixing, the jangly guitars and galvanising 1980s sound of Glasgow outfit Walt Disco are a welcome ragtime appearance on the Scottish music scene. New single ‘Dream Girl #2’ is a romantic cadence to androgyny itself, if not a specific person at its core. Even its title leans away from the traditional idyllic first-choice love interest towards … Continue Reading ››

Martha Ffion – ‘Take Your Name’ [Turnstile]

‘Take Your Name’ is the latest single to be announced from Martha Ffion’s debut LP, Sunday Best. Beautifully triggered and charmingly executed, capturing a nostalgic and freeing sense of melody – this skilfully catchy track is the epitome of excellence. A silky-smooth vocal, weaving flawlessly throughout the track – the thin and airy guitars provide depth alongside a gracefully produced bassline, layered … Continue Reading ››

Inkfields – Beneath The Waves

Edinburgh-based singer/songwriter Sam James-Griffiths, aka Inkfields, has released a melodic and tranquil album in Beneath The Waves, which reflects the journey Griffiths has taken over the past few years; in 2015 he decided to quit his employment to focus on becoming a full-time artist however this process was not short of difficulties. That said, Griffiths has … Continue Reading ››