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Errors

By • Feb 3rd, 2012 • Category: Scottish albums

Like fine wine and fine cheese, some things get better with age. But in the case of Errors’ new album, it seems some things get better very quickly and with stunning results.



Jacob Yates and the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers

By • Jun 25th, 2011 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

Five years on since the much-loved Uncle John & Whitelock released their debut album and ensconced their status as cult heroes, former frontman Jacob Yates (formerly Lovatt) returns with his new assortment of tortured souls, The Pearly Gate Lock Pickers.



A Torn Mind

By • Jun 7th, 2011 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

A Torn Mind’s debut EP ‘Barriers’ revealed the Livingston band as well-versed students of prog rock, ably clearing the artistic hurdles that such a genre requires.



Casanatra

By • Oct 10th, 2010 • Category: Single review

In some sort of parallel universe where everything was average, Casanatra would be the ideal band.



Harper Simon

By • Sep 23rd, 2010 • Category: Single review

Harper Simon seems content not to cast off the shackles of his famous father to the extent that you wonder what the point of his music is.



Trash Talk

By • Sep 23rd, 2010 • Category: Album review

Tradition dictates that proper hardcore punk should be short and to the point, like a few sharp jabs to the bridge of the nose



This Human Disease

By • Aug 13th, 2010 • Category: Single review

What can nine people do that four people can’t? Well just listen to this and find out. The influence of Slipknot is evident right from the beginning on this EP from this English metal quartet.



LCD Soundsystem

By • Aug 12th, 2010 • Category: Single review

If it turns out This is Happening really is the last album from LCD Soundsystem it couldn’t be coming at a worse time on the basis of ‘I Can Change’. This is as perfect as pop singles get without the involvement of Lady Gaga.



Les Cox (Sportifs)

By • Aug 11th, 2010 • Category: Album review

Going on first impressions, the debut album from Newcastle’s Les Cox (Sportifs) is a bit like the initial disappointment felt when removing the sleeve from a ready meal.



Blindness

By • Aug 11th, 2010 • Category: Single review

No messing around here, heavily Nine Inch Nails influenced electro-pop that is lean and polished.