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I’ve never had one before so I’m not sure if this is what you’d call it, but when writing up that little piece last week on THE PLIMPTONS’ final show I think had one of those ‘epiphany’ moments! Seven years … Continue reading

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The coastal town of Largs on the West of Scotland is probably better known for its famous ice-cream parlour than for producing credible, pop / soulful bands with masses of potential. But that now seems set to change with the … Continue reading

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GARDEN OF ELKS: ‘Rowan’s Magical Bucket.’

At the time of writing the post back in late November that announced the arrival of Glasgow’s GARDEN OF ELKS, it was not known exactly what song would be the second ‘A’ of the  the band’s debut release, the ‘double-A-sided’ … Continue reading

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Darling BOY: ‘Air Conditioned Gypsy’ EP

Towards the end of January, I posted a little piece on London-based singer-songwriter Darling BOY. At the time, I had no music available to stream, but promised I’d get something up before the EP’s release on 4th March. So here … Continue reading

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I AM NEXT: ‘How To Tell The Phonies From The Phakes.’

Boston based Alternative / melodic punk band I AM NEXT have been on the go since 2009 when former Travoltas front man Perry Leenhouts teamed up with Hullabaloo guitarist Kevin James. They then recruited rock veteran Charlie Sullivan, formerly of … Continue reading

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GALOSHINS are officially a three-piece, unofficially a four-piece, from Gourock (near Greenock) in Scotland.  Their music is frenzied, sometimes discordant, sometimes melodic; sometimes freak-out, sometimes pure pop(ish.) Sometimes all within the confines of one song! Earlier this week they released … Continue reading

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CALM AS THE COLOUR: ‘When Traditions No Longer Answer Your Questions’ EP

CALM AS THE COLOUR are a 4-piece indie / shoe-gaze band from the kingdom of Fife. Formed in 2011, they have been garnering a fair bit radio airplay from the likes of Tom Robinson, Steve Lamaq and Jim Gellatly. They … Continue reading

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