Tag: Glasgow

Shopping – ‘The Official Body’ (album review)

Shopping – ‘The Official Body’ (album review)

The Official Body by Shopping Since the early part of this decade, Shopping have established themselves as the one of the most unexpected bands on the planet – a trio that is making post-punk danceable. Call it disco-punk if you will, but whatever the categorization their music is contagious musically and extremely witty lyrically. Their debut album, Consumer Complaints, introduced […]

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Frightened Rabbit.

Frightened Rabbit present an early gift with ‘Recorded Songs’ (EP review)

Last summer, Frightened Rabbit were in the midst of a worldwide tour in support of their critically acclaimed album, Painting of A Panic Attack, which graced “Best Of” lists across the globe including our own. They were a band riding a massive wave of momentum. Their performance at Newport Folk Festival last year was one of the most talked about […]

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Bad Mannequins – “Buzz Killer Skinny Gene” (single premiere)

Bad Mannequins – “Buzz Killer Skinny Gene” (single premiere)

Everyone is getting into the trilogy business, so why can’t a band? It may not be a trend within music just yet, but newcomers Bad Mannequins don’t intend to follow the pack. Instead, they’re aiming to be trendsetters when their debut EP drops in early June. To give us a taste of what lies within this trifecta of records, the […]

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The Van T’s – “A Coming of Age” EP

The Van T’s – “A Coming of Age” EP

It was only in November 2015 when The Van T’s dropped their debut EP, Laguna Babe, which was one of the best extended players of the year. The Glasgow quartet are already back with another mini-album; this time with the aptly titled A Coming of Age. While it is easy to just build on the last record, The Van T’s […]

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PAWS – “No Grace”

PAWS – “No Grace”

While 2016 has been another fantastic year for music so far, it has been relatively thin in terms of great rock albums. There certainly has been no shortage of psychedelic records that have blown us away, but the same couldn’t be said for some classic, guitar-driven rock albums. PAWS, though, are doing their part to change that perception with their […]

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Holy Esque – “At Hope’s Ravine”

Holy Esque – “At Hope’s Ravine”

There’s something about a grandiose epic. Whether it’s a sprawling concept album or a film like Lawrence of Arabia, there’s something to be said for wanting to take your audience on a sweeping journey. Unfortunately, not a lot of bands harbour these ambitions anymore. Many bands don’t swing for the fences so when one does, you’re forced to stand back […]

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The Van T’s – “Laguna Babe” EP

The Van T’s – “Laguna Babe” EP

Two months ago when we first caught wind of The Van T’s, the Glasgow-based punk-rock band, I had suggested that “Growler”, the lead track from the band’s new EP, had a lot of Wolf Parade. While that observation somewhat still applies, The Van T’s demonstrate on Laguna Babe that they are more than just an indie-rock band. Throughout the four […]

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Apache Sun – “Silhouettes”

Apache Sun – “Silhouettes”

  A new band on the indie scene is Apache Sun. The duo from Glasgow, Scotland make ’70s-inspired psychedelic and surf-rock that is modeled after retro revivalists Tame Impala and Temples. Last week, they released a superb new single, “Silhouettes”. It’s like a cool, gentle breeze on a warm day – a soothing single that will leave a smile on your face. […]

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Mundo Musique: PAWS and WTCHS

Mundo Musique: PAWS and WTCHS

  PAWS For Those Who Like: Yuck, Cloud Nothings, Swearin’ Two years ago, PAWS, the Glasgow, Scotland trio, released their debut album, Cokefloat!, a splendid record of post-punk rock. However, as band member Phillip Taylor said, “It feels like everybody considers our debut LP to be ‘lo-fi’, which really bothered us as we felt it was the complete opposite by […]

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