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Cruel Sports

A new Scottish band, eh? So, that’ll it be – Biffy or folky?

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demonstration

Martyn McKenzie

Sometimes just a wee bit of drumming is enough to make your bog-standard acoustic act stand out.

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demonstration

Georgia Kate

Georgia is a 16-year-old acoustic singer-songwriter from the borders, and her youth shows in this recording.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

Alan Hercher

A four track EP from this Inverness-born singer-songwriter, opening track ‘Time’ is out of place in the current Scottish folky scene

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demonstration

Tuskervaridi

One, CD, 5 tracks, from this Stirling act… ‘Space’ builds slowly and deliberately with hints of Smalltown Boredom or slowcore acts like Karate.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

Enter Empyrean

This is nicely laid-back sleepy music, and despite the ‘band’ name, probably courtesy of singer-songwriter – at least on the evidence of ‘Fading Fuse’.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

Bare Bones

Familiar? Yes, seems that there are two bands of this name on the go, both Scottish. What are the chances, eh?

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short players (Scottish) Single review

The Spook School

Another Edinburgh band, but rather than being part of the current folky crop, this lot are entrenched in the C86 sounds

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Album review Scottish albums

Last Man Frees All

Don’t think this is a demo as such, more a complete album which I guess the guys had grand plans to release, but have eventually self-released when Mr EMI didn’t get back to them.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

Three Long Words

A teen band who recorded this last year, at Studio 24, and that info (apart from the date) may tell you everything you need to know.