Song of the Week #41 (2018) – Desperate Journalist

  Desperate Journalist never seem to stop. Not content with delivering one of my ten favourite albums of last year, they’ve followed that up this year already with a new EP, ‘You Get Used To It’, five tracks of completely new material. They’re already onto the lead single for their next LP! Here’s the video…

Song of the Week #38 (2018) – The Eastern Swell

The Eastern Swell return next week with their second LP for Stereogram Recordings ‘Hand Rolled Halo’ due out on 16th November. The album was preceded by the release of its first single ‘Down Again By Blackwaterside’ a couple of weeks back which goes like this: ‘Hand Rolled Halo’, like its predecessor ‘One Day, A Flood’,…

Song of the Week #27 – We Were Promised Jetpacks

Although it’s nearly 2 years since they started playing new songs live, the first release from We Were Promised Jetpacks since 2014 only arrived at the tail end of last week. ‘Hanging In’ is the first single from upcoming album ‘The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream’ which will be released on new label…

Song of the Week #11 (2018) – Firestations

I came across the impressive Firestations for the first time at Kid Canaveral’s Xmas Baubles a couple of years ago and enjoyed their set a lot. They talked about some of the songs that night being new songs from their second LP but recorded evidence of that only arrived at the tail end of last…

Song of the Week #8 (2018) – Belly

Belly have just released their first single in a couple of aeons. ‘Shiny One’ is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Dove’ which is released in May and can be pre-ordered both from the official website here (if you’ve got the cash for the extras) but also in most online retailers. The band return to the…

Song of the Week (6) – The Van Ts

It’s been a good few weeks for the Van Ts from Glasgow. Not only did they snag a prestigious support with the Jesus and Mary Chain at the O2 ABC a few weeks back but they were also voted the best live act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards last week. Which couldn’t have been…