EPs of 2017 (30-21)

Albums 30-21 – 20-11 – 10-1 EPs 30-21 – 20-11 – 10-1 30. Polarneck/Grand Pricks – Polarpricks [GoldMold] Grand Pricks’ offer tracks that seem to always be building, replacing toe-tapping with jumping around wanting more, raucous anti-establishment punk which manages to deliver both the simple hook and feel of 80s skater punk, coupled with eloquent, carefully considered lyrics. Polarnecks hit youContinue reading “EPs of 2017 (30-21)”

Polarnecks/Grand Pricks – Polarpricks [GoldMold]

Split records seem to have sadly become a thing of the past, but when one does come along, it is a welcome throwback to a time when bands seemed to share a sense of community and it felt as though they actually got on. With this in mind, the collaboration from two excellent Glasgow trios,Continue reading “Polarnecks/Grand Pricks – Polarpricks [GoldMold]”

GoldMold presents The Sinking Feeling, Polarnecks, FRAUEN, Grand Pricks at Bloc, 12/1/17

Every month, Glasgow based label and steadily growing titan of Scottish music GoldMold put on a gig at Bloc, these gigs are as free and they are good – extremely. I love Bloc and it is a perfect venue for these gigs, but with groups being turned away at the door because it is soContinue reading “GoldMold presents The Sinking Feeling, Polarnecks, FRAUEN, Grand Pricks at Bloc, 12/1/17”

Doune the Rabbit Hole, 19-21/8/16

Doune the Rabbit Hole is now been pretty high our list of summer events, the family friendly vibe, typically diverse and entertaining line up and an array of delightful food, plus the influx of dogs make it one of the most delightful festivals of the summer. Sadly my experience this year is smattered with illnessContinue reading “Doune the Rabbit Hole, 19-21/8/16”

Video Premiere: Polarnecks – Peace of Mind

Over the last year or so Polarnecks’ dark, emotive sound has evolved into something mature and captivating. Their latest release, ‘Peace of Mind’ taken from this year’s Scary Things EP, sees the band at possibly their most upbeat and it’s our pleasure to premiere the new video, which reflects this vibe has a video. TheContinue reading “Video Premiere: Polarnecks – Peace of Mind”

Polarnecks – Scary Things [Gold Mold]

Scary Things is the latest EP from Glasgow-based trio Polarnecks; a record which maintains the band’s dark, emotive sound while displaying a new maturity in their output. ‘Miles Away’ kicks off with a menacing intro to an ominous rock and roll tune; there are hints of Placebo at times, strong 80s influences at others andContinue reading “Polarnecks – Scary Things [Gold Mold]”

Gold Mold Records 2015 Spring Sampler [Gold Mold]

Glasgow micro-label Gold Mold records have to date brought a few physical releases into the world, and their first attempt at a compilation highlights some of the best alternative music from Glasgow and beyond right now. It begins with a bang with the aptly named ‘Awake’ by Polarnecks, which is then followed by the bandContinue reading “Gold Mold Records 2015 Spring Sampler [Gold Mold]”

PAWS, Polarnecks at The Poetry Club

Fresh from being nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year Award, Glasgow based trio PAWS play a sold out show in The Poetry Club. Support for the evening comes from Polarnecks; it’s a very lively set from the Glasgow based alt/punk rock band, with emotive lyrics, rasping guitars and a drummer that makes youContinue reading “PAWS, Polarnecks at The Poetry Club”

EPs of 2014

18 Daniel Mutch – Remedy & Therapy With Remedy & Therapy, Mutch has managed to present us with five remarkable tracks well worth spilling out of any speaker or set of headphones over the winter period and we’d be fools not to oblige. [review] 18 So Many Animal Calls – Burden [Bloc+] So Many AnimalContinue reading “EPs of 2014”

Dec ’91, Polarnecks, Jason Riddell at Bloc, 21/10/14

First up, Jason Riddell starts his set without his bassist making the crowd laugh, as they appear halfway through the first song. Riddell’s voice is soulful and passionate, echoing through the already busy venue, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the crowd relaxed, as they tap their feet along. Riddell’s style is reminiscent of aContinue reading “Dec ’91, Polarnecks, Jason Riddell at Bloc, 21/10/14”