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Leo Fox

The frontman of Edinburgh rockers Hagana has, we presume, missed making music with his alt.rock/grunge bandmates during lockdown.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

Community Swimming Pool

Glasgow-based songwriter Brett McCann is building up a fair body of work – three singles in so many months and this, the follow-up to hazy summery ‘Number One’, sports understated guitar work recalling Vini Reilly and Roddy Frame. And the song itself similarly has 80s pop feel, like Talk Talk in their pop phase but […]

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short players (Scottish) Single review

Kusht

“Exotica”, he calls it, and to be fair this five-track EP from the Glasgow-based producer couldn’t be more aptly titled.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

The Shan

The lead track in this Edinburgh trio’s EP, ‘Grave Love’ is propelled along by a chunky riff

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Digitalsumo

From Birkenhead via France, this Glasgow-based producer apparently runs a vintage recording studio in the city.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

Probably Finlay

Not the cheeriest of subjects perhaps – based on an old folk story about a boy waiting at the grave of his slain young love

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Sulka

Since Johnny ‘Pictish Trail’ Lynch set up shop on for the Isle of Eigg, his Lost Map record label has become a home to the eclectic and sometimes exotic

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Dean Owens feat. Joey Burns & John Convertino

It will be lead single ‘New Mexico’ which gets the publicity and the plaudits, and to be fair if you team up with Calexico for a lockdown-inspired album that is inevitable. “Want to go to New Mexico”, Owens intones as the distinctive drum chug and guitar work of Convertino and Burns soundtrack this lament. However, […]

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Dragged Up

In true indie lo-fi style, these self-released six tracks were recorded to four track

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Lady Di / Mega Emotion

James McAvoy’s character(s) in 2016 psychological drama ‘Split’ were responsible for many heinous crimes