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Broken Chanter

Ambient 5 - The Shut it Assembly (Bandcamp)

Another month, another Broken Chanter ambient EP



Firestations

Small Island (Lost Map)

This new track from Firestations is the first from a new EP entitled ‘Automatic Tendencies’ out in November. It is a summery and upbeat track, recalling some 60s psychedelia – guitars and keyboard (or mellotron?) in full effect and some wonderful chord changes, a giddy atmosphere… “Problems seem all left behind…” is in stark contrast […]



Deer Leader

Crocodiles (Last Night from Glasgow)

It’s the quiet ones you have to watch…



Kleopatra

Machina EP (labelname)

This latest four track EP by Glasgow’s Kleopatra takes her to new heights of dramatic electronica.



Kinbote

Hiermalis (Lost Map)

This single is the lead track from a forthcoming album, also on Lost Map Records, and it is very fresh and interesting.



Jameel Mason

Quarantine Mami (download)

Jameel Mason is the New Jersey rapper who is taking the world by storm



The Son(s)

Silver Fingers (Olive Grove)

This outfit hail from the East of Scotland and have a very melancholy vibe,



The Filthy Tongues

Pandemic Pete (Blokshok)

This is the second Filthy Tongues Covid offering and it is if anything better than the previous one (‘Gasmask Blues’). A dark, brooding treatise of our times, it encompasses plague dread, conspiracy theories and some really great riffing by the Filthies. There are Bowie references galore, Martin Metcalfe’s vocals sounding more sclerotic and ravaged than […]



Redolent

Aspartame (download)

This is an evocative piece of guitar-pop which soothes and excites in equal measure.



Starry Skies

I Want You to Know (Fox Star)

This is another ripping tune from Warren McIntyre and his Starry Skies…