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)”

Scottish Fiction Christmas Party with FOREIGNFOX, Mt. Doubt, ACRYLIC, wojtek the bear at The Hug and Pint, 22/12/17

Mulled Buckfast and Christmas cookies are the order of the day as things get warm and festive in the sold out Hug and Pint basement for the sold out Scottish Fiction Christmas party, which features pretty much the full roster of the former radio show, podcast, blog come record label and gives a delightful alternativeContinue reading “Scottish Fiction Christmas Party with FOREIGNFOX, Mt. Doubt, ACRYLIC, wojtek the bear at The Hug and Pint, 22/12/17”

Wojtek the Bear – Second Nature

Glasgow four-piece Wojtek the Bear are back with Second Nature, an EP that takes the listener on a journey through changing opinions and lifestyle changes in a typically Scottish manner. Opener ‘Trivial Pursuit’ is a coming of age story with a difference, logging the struggle of moving into your thirties while still trying to clingContinue reading “Wojtek the Bear – Second Nature”

Photo Review: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017

In a chaotic affair we ending out not having any reviewers up at Belladrum this year, but we felt we’d be missing out if we called a halt on our photographers Allan Lewis and Stewart Fullerton going, so up they went and they got some great shots. Here’s some of the picks that we thoughtContinue reading “Photo Review: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2017”

Premiere: Wojtek The Bear – ‘Trivial Pursuit’

Ahead of the release of their upcoming Second Nature EP Glasgow four-piece Wojtek The Bear hits us with the video for ‘Trivial Pursuit’, which we have the pleasure of bringing to you first. The video, which was shot on VHS by Catholic Action’s Chris McCrory, features the band playing in the cluttered room of VoltaireContinue reading “Premiere: Wojtek The Bear – ‘Trivial Pursuit’”

wojtek the bear – ‘The Drunken Sailor’

Describing themselves as purveyors of “smart casual indie pop,” wojtek the bear may just be down playing their own splendour a touch. Subtle indie tones seep through the Glasgow four piece’s latest offering, which is a wonderfully melodic and meandering track. The opening of ‘The Drunken Sailor’ has a real ethereal feel to it, gentleContinue reading “wojtek the bear – ‘The Drunken Sailor’”

wojtek the bear – ‘Dead from the waist up’

‘Dead from the waist up’ is the debut single from Glasgow four-piece purveyors of indie pop wojtek the bear. Self-released on 17th June at a launch gig in the dank and lovingly unrestored Govanhill Baths on the South Side, they announce their arrival with this slice of indie folk/pop splendour. Wrapped in a dancing melodicContinue reading “wojtek the bear – ‘Dead from the waist up’”

Premiere: wojtek the bear – ‘Dead From The Waist Up’

‘Dead From The Waist Up’ is the charming debut single from Glasgow four-piece wojtek the bear and it’s our pleasure to bring you the video for track shot in the wilds of South Lanarkshire by the wonderful Beth Chalmers. The video features the band playing and generally larking about out in the woods intercut withContinue reading “Premiere: wojtek the bear – ‘Dead From The Waist Up’”