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Xan Tyler

Vicky (Foxstar)

This was released late last year and is a twangy of guitar and breathy of vocals track

Stanley Odd

Where They Lie (Handsome Tramp)

A welcome return for The Odd in 2020 and they are pulling no punches…

Tom McGuire and the Brassholes

Caveman / Battle Weapons (labelname)

The Brassholes have quickly made their name as one of Scotland’s finest funk/soul collectives, tearing it up at multiple live gigs last year with an all-out brass assault. Now they return with more soulful and thoughtful ‘Caveman’ (which has some resonances of Amy Winehouse) along with a more typical upbeat track ‘Battle Weapons’, a ten […]

The Wild Places

Fear City (Remote)

Glasgow trio The Wild Places have absorbed some great pop-punk influences


_Gorgeous (Last Night From Glasgow)

The first single of 2020 (following a brace last year including July’s ‘Touch‘)



Another great single from Kleopatra, a Glasgow-based act beginning to make some serious waves in this wee country and beyond. ‘Ukiyo’ is a mid-paced banger which recalls triphop and also wider influences like St Vincent and Janelle Monae. The instrumentation is complex and the backing percussion chitters away, while the lead and multi-tracked vocals are […]

Be Charlotte

Rumours Don't Work (Columbia)

A new single by Be Charlotte, now on a major label

The Cherry Dolls

State of Mine (Bread & Butter)

It must be said that, since the release of their debut album ‘Lone Palm’ in 2016, Melbourne-based five piece The Cherry Dolls have only grown in strength and ability.

Girl Afraid

Dutch Courage (Kycker)

With my love of indie rock, this energy-filled anthem from Yorkshire based 4 piece Girl Afraid caught my ear immediately.


In Blue (Last Night From Glasgow)

This combo is from North East England and their jangly and catchy pop is immediately appealing