Tracks of 2014

19 Atom Tree – ‘Sinner’ [Hotgem] The opening track of the Glasgow electronic trio’s latest EP, Clouds, introduced us to vocalist Julie Knox, who’s powerful and emotive voice slides brilliantly into Atom Tree’s deep synthpop, alerting people the trio on a much bigger scale than before, and rightfully so. 19 Call To Mind – ‘Breathe’Continue reading “Tracks of 2014”

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Label Focus: Olive Grove Records

Having two of Scotland’s top bloggers behind a record label seems to make a lot of sense, but when Lloyd Meredith (Peenko) and Halina Rifai (Podcart) started Olive Grove back in the summer of 2010 they were just dipping their toe in. Fast forward four years and they’re pretty well established and putting out recordsContinue reading “Label Focus: Olive Grove Records”

Skinny Dipper, Call To Mind, Chrissy Barnacle at Stereo, 12/9/14

Almost an all girl band (bar the male drummer), tonight Skinny Dipper play Stereo to launch their debut EP Masks . First support act Chrissy Barnacle takes the stage to sing her strangely compelling self penned songs while strumming beautifully on a classical guitar, her songs tell bizarre tales of skeletons in love and ofContinue reading “Skinny Dipper, Call To Mind, Chrissy Barnacle at Stereo, 12/9/14”

Call To Mind – The Winter Is White [Olive Grove]

Following on from 2010’s self-titled EP, Call To Mind have released their debut album The Winter Is White through the prolific Olive Grove Records – also home of Randolph’s Leap and Pensioner to name a few. Opener ‘A Family Sketch’ serves as a prologue to the beautiful sermon the listener is about to receive, layingContinue reading “Call To Mind – The Winter Is White [Olive Grove]”