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The **** Lovers

Richard (Walked Right Past) (South West Recordings)

What to expect from this I don’t know. Four girls at the tender age of 17, it’s poppy, punky, guitar music presumably aimed at 12 year olds.



The Hours

Love You More (Record Collection) (A&M)

‘Love You More’ has a lot of attitude and passion about it. The production is crisp and pounding



The KBC

Poisonous Emblem (High Voltage Sounds)

Discotheque punk is what we have here, very much in the vein of Bloc Party



Astariel

Let’s Kill Fame EP (White Label)

Ok, this is terrible, a very distant imitation of Soft Cell or Depeche Mode but without any of their creative juices



Thomas Truax

Have We Been Left Behind? (Akoustik Anarkhy)

‘Anti-folk’, what the hell is that!?! As far as I can tell it’s an acoustic song with lots of funny noises over the top



The Whisky Works

The Amish are Coming (...)

Bearing in mind I don’t consider a gentleman scraping his vocal chords to create a noise resembling Lemmy gargling motor oil to be considered music



Le Reno Amps

Poison Letter (Pet Piranha)

Fastly becoming one of the most popular bands on the Scottish indie scene and it’s about time too.



Ash

You Can't Have It All (Infectious)

Since releasing ‘Jack Names the Planets’ all the way back in 1993, Ash have consistently proven why they are the kings of the 3 minute power-pop single



The International Pop Assassins

Songs from the Acoustic Kitchen (Seminal)

Lovely acoustic songs from this duo – there is a very Americana feel to the 3 songs here



Found

Synths Like Minds (Aufgeladen und Bereit)

Having built up a more than credible reputation in Scotland through airplay on Vic Galloway’s show and word of mouth live performances