20. Golden Teacher - ’Spiritron’ ‘Spiritron’ was the standout in an unexpected joyous surprise of a Golden Teacher full-length, No Luscious Life. The track captures the band’s effervescent live sound with an addictive mess of punk energy, otherworldly synths and Detroit funk, dancefloor hitting beats.
Down early for 2017’s edition of Tenement Trail and Edinburgh’s CHEAP TEETH play to a busy but relatively relaxed Broadcast basement. At points their music lends itself to the restrained atmosphere with subdued alt rock vibes, at others they move to gruffly sneered indie chant alongs. There’s glimpses of the band blowing you away with powerful flourishes, … Continue Reading ››
Tenement Trail is back for another year and as they spread a ridiculous amount of bands over 10 venues and over nine hours we made some hard choices for who we think you should go see: Catholic Action King Tut’s, 11.15-11.45 This one promises to be a packed one … Continue Reading ››
Day two of Doune I start off early and surprising chirper, after a cup of Yogi chai from the Tchai Ovna tent and a haggis roll sort be right out. So, well prepared I make the journey down the treacherous path down to the Thunderdome stage in plenty of time to catch an otherworldly set from … Continue Reading ››
With Doune the Rabbit Hole coming up next weekend we thought we’d give you a run down of some of the acts to check out, problem was we felt the line up so strong that we couldn’t limit it down to a certain number, here’s a wee day by day effort to keep you occupied: SATURDAY With … Continue Reading ››
There’s something out of time about Spinning Coin’s latest single, ‘Raining On Hope Street’, a sense of being suspended in a fleeting, wistful dream. While DIY movements are usually associated with punk, Glasgow has a rich history of indie making its political statement through nuanced narratives of everyday life told through song; less about tearing up … Continue Reading ››
François and the Atlas Mountains open with a clutch of songs from brilliant new record Solide Mirage, including ‘Tendre Est l’Âme’ and the gorgeous calypso lilt ‘Apocalypse à Ipsos’, each of which turns on a variation of a single groove; peaking and dipping like a gentle wave. The highlife-inflected ‘Grand Dérèglement’ is an early standout; a joyous, … Continue Reading ››
Fresh from a six-week tour of the USA, Shopping end 2015 on a roll. They have had a tremendous 12 months, following on the success of their debut record, Consumer Complaints, with this year's equally excellent Why Choose?. I've seen Shopping a couple times over that period, closing London's legendary Buffalo Bar at the end of last … Continue Reading ››