Abjects / Fruit Tones / Halfrican – Summer Slummin’ [FUZZKILL]

On Summer Slummin’, FUZZKILL Records bring together three of the UK’s finest garage rock misfits to soundtrack what remains of your sweaty solstice. London trio Abjects link up with longtime label faves Fruit Tones (Manchester) and local boys Halfrican (Glasgow), with each band shouldering two tunes apiece. Nobody’s beating about the bush – average song lengthContinue reading “Abjects / Fruit Tones / Halfrican – Summer Slummin’ [FUZZKILL]”

XpoNorth Showcases, Inverness, 9/6/16

The showcases for day two start once again in the Ironworks and this time the free drinks are coupled with music; firstly The Pictish Trail and as Johnny Lynch enters the stage air boxing you know you’re in for a treat. This is first time I’ve managed to witness Johnny Lynch playing in a nonContinue reading “XpoNorth Showcases, Inverness, 9/6/16”


The first volume of Under The Covers was one of my favourite releases of last year, a trope of bands recorded their takes on, some classic and some relatively unheard, love songs for Fuzzkill Records Valentine’s Day compilation, so it was with great anticipation that I turned up the launch of the second edition ofContinue reading “Fuzzkill”

Tracks of 2015 (10-1)

30-21  –  20-11  –  10-1  –  EPs & albums 10 Martha Ffion – No Applause [Lost Map] Offering a sweeter take on 60s rock Martha Ffion has managed to grab a lot of attention this year since we first caught her support Jessica Pratt in April. Blending lo-fi fuzz guitar, sleek vocals and poetic lyricism ‘No Applause’Continue reading “Tracks of 2015 (10-1)”

La Luz, TeenCanteen, Halfrican at The Hug and Pint, 19/10/15

Tonight is a night of harmonies at The Hug and Pint, where La Luz are just one of two all-female groups on the bill. Opening act tonight, Halfrican, sport tiny gym shorts and small Adidas-style t-shirts with the band’s name on. Dressed like this, the aggression one might expect out of songs titled ‘Cocksucker’ andContinue reading “La Luz, TeenCanteen, Halfrican at The Hug and Pint, 19/10/15”

BABY STRANGE, The Lapelles, Halfrican at Saint Luke’s, 9/10/15

Newly opened St. Luke’s in Glasgow’s east end has almost instantly become one of the most popular venues in the city right now. Tonight it hosts the long awaited home city headline for BABY STRANGE and a considerable amount of people have turned up for the first support and after some great tunes, matching t-shirtContinue reading “BABY STRANGE, The Lapelles, Halfrican at Saint Luke’s, 9/10/15”

WOMPS, Halfrican, Phillip Taylor, Dune Witch Trails at The Hug and Pint, 24/9/15

Dune Witch Trials begin their set with loose and rough dream-pop feel, however this is short lived as their second track crashes in with much heavier sound, shaking the venue awake. During their set the band continue to switch between these dynamics, each track is kept short and snappy, but allows exactly enough time toContinue reading “WOMPS, Halfrican, Phillip Taylor, Dune Witch Trails at The Hug and Pint, 24/9/15”

Doune The Rabbit Hole, 23/8/15

Sunday at Doune and we’ve found a touch of familiarity about the site, only today it seems to be filled with yellow as Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 closing things tonight and their fans seem to engulf the festival site in what could resemble a cult if you weren’t aware a silly, fun-times bandContinue reading “Doune The Rabbit Hole, 23/8/15”

Poor Things / Pinact / SHARPTOOTH / Halfrican – Split [Gerry Loves]

Turning five years old, Gerry Loves Records is an Edinburgh-based DIY label with a love for old school formats and underground Scottish music; covering everything from pop eclecticism to screaming noise-rock. This EP brings together four of the hottest bands in the country for a four track compilation that spans crunchy Weezer-like power-pop, Malkmus indebted college rock andContinue reading “Poor Things / Pinact / SHARPTOOTH / Halfrican – Split [Gerry Loves]”

The Gories, Halfrican at O2 ABC Glasgow, 30/7/15

Tonight is all about nostalgia, garage music and good times. This evening sees a return to the spotlight for Glasgow’s very own Pin Up DJ’s along with El Rancho in order to bring (for the very first time to our green shores) 80’s scuzzy, garage heroes The Gories. Support comes from Glasgow’s very own fledglingContinue reading “The Gories, Halfrican at O2 ABC Glasgow, 30/7/15”