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Starry Skies

By • Dec 18th, 2019 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

I was expecting a dreamy, woozy electronic ballad to waft out of the speakers

Sid Ozalid

By • Dec 18th, 2019 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

I don’t entirely get this one, but then I very much doubt that Sid Ozalid really wants ‘getting’

Nada Surf

By • Dec 3rd, 2019 • Category: Single review

I never quite got it about what kind of band Nada Surf really are


By • Nov 17th, 2019 • Category: short players (Scottish), Single review

Comprised of former members of Ruby Suit and Vatican Shotgun Scare and perhaps one or two others

Minimal Compact

By • Nov 17th, 2019 • Category: Single review

A re-recording of one of their early ’80s tracks from a Dutch band that has had several reunions since their split in 1988

Piney Gir

By • Oct 5th, 2019 • Category: Album review

It’s 21 years since the former Angela Penhaligon first graced our shores and, somewhat unnervingly, around 85% of those of you that are actually reading this article are wondering exactly who she is.


By • Sep 22nd, 2019 • Category: Album review

Making their second full length since they reformed in 2016 might’ve given Ride slightly more pause for thought than with its predecessor

The Membranes

By • Jul 13th, 2019 • Category: Album review

You need to hand it to The Membranes, a band that has been making difficult, awkward, occasionally bewildering music since at least 1981.

Vanishing Twin

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Album review

About a month ago I was reading a feature on Vanishing Twin in the Metro papers’ ‘new band’ page in an article that made much of their bid to become the 21st century Stereolab

Cabinet Of Millionaires

By • Jun 30th, 2019 • Category: Single review

You might think one song about our soon-to be-replaced-PM would be enough