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Goodbye Mr Mackenzie

Good Deeds and Dirty Rags (Blockshock)

After around 30 years of loving this material (and seeing GMM live a few times, always memorable) in the ’80s, and enjoying Martin Metcalfe’s Fornicators



Oliver Spalding

Novemberism (Monotreme)

Jeff Buckley is an obvious comparison to make with Oliver Spalding.



Portland

Your Colours Will Stain (PIAS)

This is a moody and mature album.



Current Affairs

Object and Subject (Tough Love)

Current Affairs have been playing live and releasing tracks in Glasgow over the past few years



Cloth

Cloth (Last Night From Glasgow)

Cloth are another signing on the mighty Last Night From Glasgow label and well worth the listen…



The Cosmic Dead

The Scottish Space Race (Riot Season)

It is hard to know where to start with this – this is one of BM’s finds of 2019



Blue Tiles

Melancholitronica (Errant Media)

The electronic duo is, it seems, as much a classic pop lineup as the 4-piece guitar band.



Portland

Your Colours Will Stain (PIAS)

In the early parts of this album, you will hear echoes of Monster-era R.E.M



Magnapop

The Circle Is Round (HHBTM)

For fans of the Atlanta-based alt-rock group Magnapop, their new studio album ‘The Circle Is Round’ has come as the result of a very long wait.



The Rotations

Four Letter Word (795537)

The Rotations are moving from strength to strength,