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Randolph’s Leap

Christmas, Burn it All (Olive Grove)

This is one festive record that BM can truly get behind.

She Makes War

Delete (My Big Sister)

Bristol’s She Make War says this is her most commented-upon song

Starry Skies

Anytime She Sees The Rain (Fox Star / Mecca Holding Co)

I was expecting a dreamy, woozy electronic ballad to waft out of the speakers

Sid Ozalid

Ne Ne Boy (Oatcake)

I don’t entirely get this one, but then I very much doubt that Sid Ozalid really wants ‘getting’

Logan’s Close

Give It To Me (download)

Something is stirring in East Lothian, and that thing is Logan’s Close.

Louise Connell

Careful Unplanned (9th Story)

This single and its b-side (‘We Night’) are tracks by Scottish singer/songwriter Louise Connell

Molly Linen

Outside EP (Lost Map)

This is a lovely collection of five tracks – the lead track ‘When They Didn’t Care’ is very strong and evokes for BM early Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, but it has a bit more balls and the plangent guitar riff smashes against the drums several times which gives it a real edge. ‘Waited Long’ […]

Nada Surf

Something I Should Do (City Slang)

I never quite got it about what kind of band Nada Surf really are

Medicine Men

Getaway Driver (Last Night From Glasgow)

Recently released, this is a mid-tempo rocker

The Twilight Sad

Rats / Public Housing (Rock Action)

These two tracks – from the ‘It Won/t Be Like This All the Time’