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Macon Heights

Wake Up (The War Machine) (Savage Recordings)

Macon Heights – a name taken from Philip K Dick’s 1953 short story ‘The Commuter’ – strive to put into music the displacement and isolation Dick articulated in his iconic writing.



Sickones

Agility (Independent)

Since forming in early 2016, hardcore punk band Sickones have released music of an increasingly high standard



Mt. Doubt

Caravans on a Hill (Last Night From Glasgow)

Edinburgh’s Mt Doubt have gifted us a lot of great tracks the last few years



Good Dog

Floating / Bumblebee (Lost Map)

Good Dog is the latest moniker for Lost Map artist Susan Bear, a veteran of Pictish Trial, Malcolm Middleton



Twisted Melons

Start Of The End (Melomania)

What an interesting time it is to revisit Scottish three-piece The Twisted Melons and their EP ‘Start of the End’



Gerils

Director's Cut (copyright control)

A Dundee band with distant links to Spare Snare, this quite ancient material has unexpectedly emerged



Dirty Projectors

Overlord (Domino)

It is good to have a scream of rage in times like these



Asthmatic Astronaut (feat Jackal Trades)

Spirit World (This Is Not Pop)

This is a track from a forthcoming Asthmatic Astronaut release and features Girobabies’ Mark McGhee doing his Jackal Trades thing



Starless

Paper (Last Night From Glasgow)

Coming soon is a pretty monumental album (‘Earthbound’) instigated by Paul McGeechan with the “Starless” moniker.



Randolph’s Leap

Petrichor (Olive Grove)

Adam from the Leap has been very productive in these surreal lockdown times