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Oh Captain

By • Oct 22nd, 2020 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

This is, I believe, what the cool kids are calling a ‘pop banger’.



Alien Cormorant / Gold Mass

By • Oct 16th, 2020 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

The second lockdown collaboration from The Alien Cormorant aka Spare Snare / Muppet Mule member Alan Cormack



The Illness with Steve West & Bob Nastanovich

By • Oct 14th, 2020 • Category: Single review

When you’re a new band fighting for every bit of media coverage it doesn’t do any harm to get some famous names on your side.



Thomas Leer

By • Oct 13th, 2020 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

Two of Greenock’s most revered musical sons are sadly no longer with us



James Dean Bradfield

By • Sep 30th, 2020 • Category: Album review

In the midst of a pandemic that has exiled the entire nation, James Dead Bradfield has emerged bearded



Rudebeard

By • Sep 8th, 2020 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

Ska is a weird genre – basically it’s fast reggae, but ska punk – which is what this quintet make – is, well, punk, with an offbeat.



Banana Oil

By • Sep 7th, 2020 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

The work of Joe Howe – best known to indie types as electro terrorist Germlin



Port Sulphur

By • Sep 6th, 2020 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

The multi-member supergroup helmed by Creeping Bent supremo Douglas Macintyre has rather come up trumps again.



Sunstinger

By • Sep 5th, 2020 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

Now, some will recall the 1980s as a musical decade that is best forgotten, but this Fife quartet choose their influences well



The Gaffer

By • Sep 4th, 2020 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

Sometimes less is more.