Mt. Doubt – ‘Conduits’ [Scottish Fiction]

To be assumed to be an “indie” guitar band can often limit an act – not for Mt. Doubtthough, they aren’t afraid to use their highly polished pop sensibility while avoiding the garage style recording quality that so often defines the genre. Featuring on 2017 EP, Moon Landings, this fresh, bright and affecting single showsContinue reading “Mt. Doubt – ‘Conduits’ [Scottish Fiction]”

THE NINTH WAVE – ‘New Kind Of Ego’ [Distiller]

‘New Kind Of Ego’, the latest single from THE NINTH WAVE, finds the four-piece focusing on insecurities and trust issues. The track builds gradually, beginning with a piercing, distorted guitar, as lead vocalist Haydn Park-Patterson channels his inner Robert Smith delivering the heartbreakingly beautiful howl of “you don’t seem to care and it kills me”.Continue reading “THE NINTH WAVE – ‘New Kind Of Ego’ [Distiller]”

Michael Timmons – Bone Coloured [Gargleblast]

After a long gestation period, Bone Coloured, the debut album from singer-songwriter Michael Timmons, has finally readied itself to be unveiled. On the back of shows with Out Lines and Julia Jacklin, as well as significant airplay on BBC Radio 6, the Glaswegian has quietly creeped into national consciousness with very little fanfare. Rather thanContinue reading “Michael Timmons – Bone Coloured [Gargleblast]”

ST.MARTiiNs – ‘do ur words’

‘do ur words’ is the new self-released track from the incredible pop sensations ST.MARTiiNs, who have evolved a sound that is unique and stands out amongst the crowd. The Dundonian duo have started off 2018 with their best foot forward, creating an upbeat song with downbeat lyrics, which perfectly encapsulates how difficult it can beContinue reading “ST.MARTiiNs – ‘do ur words’”

NIEVES – Exist and Expire

NIEVES is a four piece from Glasgow who released their debut self-titled EP in late 2014 (featuring the great ‘Straight Line’) and now, after racking up another EP and a sell-out show at King Tut’s, they are back with their debut album. For a record that billed itself as indie-folk, tracks like ‘(You Will) Change’Continue reading “NIEVES – Exist and Expire”

Ded Rabbit – ‘Moonlight Horror’

Edinburgh based brothers Ded Rabbitis an indie pop punk band who seem to fuse the best of rock n roll with their own energetic vibes and a definite hint of the 1960s. Following the success of ‘Pressure Pusher’ the guys follow up with ‘Moonlight Horror’, with its quirky chorus it’s slower and more relaxed thanContinue reading “Ded Rabbit – ‘Moonlight Horror’”

FRANKY’S EVIL PARTY – ‘Dolph Lundgren’

FRANKY’S EVIL PARTY rose from the embers of Dumfriesshire’s Brat and The Bonemen and to say their music is alternative seems understated. Following the release of their first single ‘Disco Inferno’, which put a strong marker down for their new direction, their new release ‘Dolph Lundgren’ cements their reputation for unorthodox individuality. Strong pounding rhythms,Continue reading “FRANKY’S EVIL PARTY – ‘Dolph Lundgren’”

Nasari – ‘Afterglow/Robyn’s Room’ [Spinnup]

Baptising their band after a Turkish charm used to protect against evil, Edinburgh indie four-piece Nasaricome blistering out the traps of their college-crafted sound with double A-side ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Robyn’s Room’. Screeching into sound on Scalextric wheels, hi-tempo cymbals, and a rotor-bladed rhythm section, the light vocals of Joshua Cakir on ‘Afterglow’ are ably supported byContinue reading “Nasari – ‘Afterglow/Robyn’s Room’ [Spinnup]”

Various Artists – Scottish Indie Sampler Vol.3 [GoldMold]

GoldMold’s Indie Samplersseek and draw some of the nation’s best DIY talents together and give them an audience. Pooling from a collection of different independent labels each time, the results are unfailingly eclectic and inventive. The third entry is no exception. This time drawing on talents provided by LP Records, winning sperm party, Lost Map,Continue reading “Various Artists – Scottish Indie Sampler Vol.3 [GoldMold]”

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