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God’s Wonderful Railway

Broadcast From Test Room A (Santa Mira)

The prospect of more God’s Wonderful Railway material, especially at this dark hour

Various Artists

The Isolation Sessions (Last Night From Glasgow)

There are a lot of really shit things about current times, obviously – but it has led to some highs – and this is definitely one!

Anna Calvi

Hunted (Domino)

Since the release of her debut, self-titled album in 2011, singer, songwriter and musician Anna Calvi has not shied away from much merited success.

Marlin’s Dreaming

Quotidian (MD)

First track, ‘Cabbage Tree’, is a dead ringer for Depeche Mode’s ‘Policy Of Truth’

Fire In The Radio

Monuments (Wednesday)

There is nothing like a bit of true and direct music for when you are in lockdown.

The Fast Camels

Full of Strange (download)

This is 12 tracks of blissed out guitar pop, with the lead single ‘Blissful Serenity’ just the start

Pictish Trail

Thumb Word (Lost Map)

Like most new releases, this album was meant to be played live in all sorts of places

Lomond Campbell

Lost Bleeps From A Lone Highland Beacon (bandcamp)

This was released back in March (remember, when we skipped gaily to gigs and pubs like we actually could…). Lomond Campbell is known for his acoustic guitar singer/songwriter material so this is a bit of a turnip for the books, as they say. All tracks on this EP are instrumental synth, nay, analogue synth tracks […]

Anna Calvi

Hunted (Domino)

This is friendly music, with a true heart and spirit of its own.

Randolph’s Leap

(You Can't Put The) Brakes on Love' (Olive Grove)

Rather strangely parenthisied, ‘Brakes on Love’ is the lead track from Adam (from The Leap)’s solo self-isolation album.