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The McCarrons

Up and coming: The McCarrons

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Pirate Sons

A quickie with a Dirty Dirty Rascal; finding time to pin this man down is a killer

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Go On, Do It, Jump

Dave Thompson from Oxford-based newbies Go On, Do It, Jump – or GODIJ as they’re in no doubt to become known – takes a break from making sweet, sweet music

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United Fruit

Glasgow four-piece United Fruit have been gathering something of a reputation for visceral, guitar-driven performances – though unusually on record they show as much of that hard-biting energy as they do live.

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demonstration

A bit of a roundup of demos, and what look a bit like demos but aren’t

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Rachel Sermanni

There’s a lot of things I find adorable in this world… puppies, spring flowers, the sight of Martin Hardie heading home the winner in injury time

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Roads To Siam

Usually our ‘up-and-coming’ section features some fresh-faced act, new to the big bad world of music and hoping to make some waves in the biz that is show.

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Admiral Fallow

When you are on friendly terms with up-and-coming musicians who actually talk to you online from time to time, then the opportunity to interview these lovely people becomes a natural occurrence.

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Thirty Pounds of Bone

First impressions often prove right. So the distinct nautical air that Thirty Pounds of Bone’s music exudes is confirmed in a chat with the Shetland-originated act.

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Penguins Kill Polar Bears

There are some bands that you can’t bring yourself to like. Some you think “what is all the fuss all about?”. Some bands don’t have what it takes and still get all the success. But this band, Penguins Kill Polar Bears, can wipe the floor with all of them.