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Album review Scottish albums

Twin Atlantic

‘Great Divide’ marks Twin Atlantic’s third album release to date – a record that could potentially split their fans.

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short players (Scottish) Single review

So Many Animal Calls

Every SMAC release is always a very exciting affair. Although they’re few and far between, each song is more accomplished than the last and four-track ‘Burden’ is no different.

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Album review Scottish albums

There Will Be Fireworks

Glasgow’s original procrastinators, The Blue Nile, are held in high regard by their legions of patient fans; five or six years passing between each carefully crafted release

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Album review Scottish albums

Conquering Animal Sound

It’s hard to believe that over two years have passed since Conquering Animal Sound’s debut album was released.

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Paul Banks

There’s definitely something socially inept, bordering on super-fan-stalker-dom, about meeting the person you’re interviewing before you actually interview them.

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Album review

Paul Banks

Paul Banks returns to pursue his solo career after ditching the suave Julian Plenti moniker

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Single review

Rough Fields

‘You As You’ is lo-fi at its best.

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Single review

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

The most peculiar aspect of this single? The Swizz Beatz remix.

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Single review

You Love Her Coz She’s Dead

The first song I heard from You Love Her Coz She’s Dead was ‘Superheroes’, most likely because it was featured on Skins. This sumptuous, fast-paced, filth barrage suited this abrasive wave of shocktronica that culminated in bands like Hadouken gaining quite a bit of momentum.

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Single review

Japanese Voyeurs

I haven’t had much time for the Japanese Voyeurs releases thus far but ‘Cry Baby’ seems like a vast improvement on their previous efforts, including the rather tedious ‘Milk Teeth’. Spouting guitar parts with a middle-eastern influence, female vocals are consistently good and are brilliant on ‘Cry Baby’, despite the cringey title of the track […]