Pencils at the ready, everyone! Having recently signed to Fat Cat Records, Glasgow’s favourite garage pop-rock three-piece are going old school with new EP ‘Misled Youth’, releasing it as a limited, hand-numbered cassette, because who doesn’t like a bit of nostalgia?
This growingly popular Edinburgh five-piece describe their songs as ‘bewitched pop musings’. “Sounds a bit daft”, I hear you smirk, but this description actually does quite well in summing up the sound of the four track EP.
From Glasgow based alt rock pop trio Make Sparks comes ‘Part Of The Masquerade’, a six track EP with more hooks and catches than *insert fishing comparison here*.
From one of Glasgow’s finest acoustic-folk female four-pieces comes the brand new five track EP ‘Diamonds’. Exploring the highs and lows of relationships - the love, the loss, the friendship and companionship – ‘Diamonds’ delivers songs which are easily accessible yet still carry a lot of depth, particularly in the ethereal melodies and Julia’s stunning vocals which draw you in and entrance you with their soothing, captivating ways.
Sounding like they’ve just stepped out of a time machine from the 80s, Glasgow four-piece Fiction Faction fuse indie and electronica with a proper 80s twist.
If you like your music to be simple, soothing and summery then Calm As The Colour’s Ticket To Liberty will be joyfully welcomed by your ears.
This alt rock four-piece from Illinois is made up from the remnants of previous bands such as The Dollars, Gentlemen Junkie and Green Holiday, and with 30 years experience in the live music scene between them, it’s no surprise that this debut EP is pretty damn good.
You can tell what these guys are trying to do here. The Bellshill rock ‘n’ rollers are trying to give a new breath of contemporary life to classic rock. But the results are just a bit dull and boring.
I hereby dub Metamap as alternative-electro-math-pop. It’s the kind of dance music that you feel smart for listening to, like a more talented, less bombastic Pendulum.
The Hundred Days, on the face of it, simply come across as a poor tribute to The Killers.