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Thomas Atlas

Thomas Atlas (Hillside Global)

Thomas Atlas’ groovy funk train has left the station, and it is showing no signs of slowing down



Stanley Odd

Stay Odd: The Magic of Everyday Things (Handsome Tramp)

This third album by Scottish-based “rap combo” Stanley Odd has been quite a long time in the pipeline



Paul Research

Skate The Royal Mile (PREVS)

Paul Research has had a long career in the Scottish music scene.



The Gracious Losers

Six Road Ends (Last Night From Glasgow)

This new album comes with some anticipation given The Gracious Losers’ previous releases and live shows – and it does not disappoint.



Sulka

Take Care (Lost Map)

Since Johnny ‘Pictish Trail’ Lynch set up shop on for the Isle of Eigg, his Lost Map record label has become a home to the eclectic and sometimes exotic



Cathal Coughlan

Song of Co-Aklan (Dimple Records)

Do yourself a favour and get this in your ears.  An ingenious collection of songs.  Inventive and intense.  That should be enough, right?  Okay then…  There’s been a great deal made in the run-up to this albums arrival about it being Cathal Coughlan’s first in a decade.  It’s not like he’s spent that time twiddling […]



Minerva Wakes

Mirrored Moon (Traffic Cone)

(Wikipedia extract) “Minerva /mɪˈnɜːrvə is the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, justice, law, victory, and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy.”



Babybird

An Introduction To... (Bandcamp)

Babybird’s output is exhausting – 78 releases on Bandcamp at the last count, and counting…



Mogwai

As The Love Continues (Rock Action)

Twenty-five years since the release of their debut single ‘Tuner’/‘Lower’, Glasgow’s Mogwai present their tenth album.



Arab Strap

As Days Get Dark (Rock Action)

Where do we start with this one… probably the most anticipated comeback album of many recent years…