Das Plastixx (single launch), Bluebirds, The Bleeders at Audio, 29/4/18

The Bleeders seem to have morphed out of The Modests and as a duet of drums and guitar create a hard rocking wall of sound that hits you right between the eyes. A superbly energetic performance from lead Jackson Harvey is only briefly interrupted by a stage dive that disconnects his guitar, but not by theContinue reading “Das Plastixx (single launch), Bluebirds, The Bleeders at Audio, 29/4/18”

Track of 2017 (30-21)

30. Siobhan Wilson – ‘Whatever Helps’ [Song, by Toad] Immediately, ‘Whatever Helps’ shows off a more darker tone than Siobhan Wilson’s earlier, more twee-sounding material; the delicately soft vocal remain, but it is now layered, and more ominous sounding. An ode to fighting against a lost love, and the depression that comes with it, theContinue reading “Track of 2017 (30-21)”

EPs of 2017 (20-11)

Albums 30-21 – 20-11 – 10-1 EPs 30-21 – 20-11 – 10-1 20. GURL+++ – Nerv00se Nerv00se is the latest peek into the mind of Aberdeen based producer GURL+++, and it’s an interesting piece. The genre defying release utilises heavily cut up vocals, elements of hip-hop, dance and house, with more ambient twist of sleepy keyboard and clunky bass. Nerv00se endsContinue reading “EPs of 2017 (20-11)”

Bluebirds – There Is No God

After the spectacular self-immolation of notorious rockers The Amazing Snakeheads, there’s a gap in the market for some grimy, gory Scottish rock and straight out the coffin Bluebirds seem like possible contenders. There is No God is five-tracks of grotty, shambling post-punk propelled by the sort of funereal organ and scene chewing vocals that wouldContinue reading “Bluebirds – There Is No God”

Bluebirds – ‘Subcultural Love’

‘Subcultural Love’ is the first release from Bluebirds‘ debut EP, pleasantly-titled There Is No God. The Glasgow-based Edinburgers have developed a reputation as being a must-see live act, and ‘Subcultural Love’ certainly shows off an intensity that very few bands are able to capture. The track is dark and unnerving, drawing the listener into aContinue reading “Bluebirds – ‘Subcultural Love’”

Premiere: Bluebirds – There Is No God

Edinburgh four-piece Bluebirds have blazed into our world over the past year or so with some truly balls to the wall rock n’ roll shows between Glasgow and their hometown, and after hitting us with debut single ‘Subcultural Love’ last month we now have the pleasure of bringing you their follow up EP, There IsContinue reading “Premiere: Bluebirds – There Is No God”

Stag & Dagger, 30/4/17

Perhaps the most highly anticipated annual event on Glasgow’s musical calendar, Stag & Dagger heralds in the start of the festival season and once again floods Sauchiehall Street’s venues with an array of excellent talent. Over the years, the festival has put on up-and-coming acts in intimate venues before they have exploded, with the likesContinue reading “Stag & Dagger, 30/4/17”