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Button Up

Rise To The Top (Button Up)

Button Up’s new single is a real soul stomper, although it is delivered with subtlety


Heartbeat / Fake Faces (Soundcloud)

This is an unsigned artist who has come to BM’s attention via the usually impeccable taste of Duglas T Stewart

Constant Follower

The Merry Dancers on TV (Shimmy Disc)

Stirling-based Constant Follower are releasing an album ‘Neither Is, Nor Ever Was’ later this year (October 1st) on the mighty Shimmy Disc label and this is the first taste of it. The band is led by Stephen McAll and the record had input from legendary US producer Kramer, as well as Scotland’s own Jonny Smillie. […]


Afterthought (download)

BM is feeling discombobulated today after the shock news that the Welsh Climate Change minister is actually Aphex Twin’s sister – who knew?

Suncone vs The Muldoons

Dub B Like That Girl (Last Night From Glasgow)

This is very interesting – BM is not actually familiar with the work of the Muldoons (clearly too young – Ed)

Broken Chanter

Extinction Event Souvenir T-Shirt (Last Night From Glasgow / Olive Grove)

The long-awaited new single from Broken Chanter is also the lead track from the new (second) album ‘Catastrophe Hits’, due out in October, and it is quite something.

Stina Marie Claire

The Human Condition (Iceblink Luck)

During lockdown, Honeyblood’s Stina has been busy doing livestream solo shows but this new single indicates a slightly new direction

Fat Cops (feat Loki)

High Expectations (Last Night From Glasgow)

An unlikely pairing on paper, this works really well…

Callum Easter

System (Moshi Moshi)

Now based in Leith, Callum Easter keeps getting better

Hamish Hawk

The Mauritian Badminton Doubles Champion 1973 (Assai)

Edinburgh artist Hamish Hawk has been excelling himself recently and this new track is a further example of his singular talent – it is quite something to behold! How the hell can BM describe this – ok so there are shades of Neil Hannon in his arch pomp phase, all cute references to the posh […]