Song of the Week #25 – Wire

News today of a new single from Wire ahead of a new album early next year. ‘Cactused’ is taken from ‘Hive Mind’ which the band will release on 24th January 2020 through their own Pink Flag label.  You can pre-order the album on vinyl or CD here. The band have also announced a short run…

Song of the Week #23 (2019) – Vulture Party

This week’s song comes directly from Falkirk. Vulture Party describe themselves “disqueting alt-pop for the socially conscious’ and that’s a fair description of their impressive brooding debut single ‘New Humans’. The song  marries ominous synths and electronic beats with haunting vocals and organic instrumental melodies led by the piano. The four piece band are Louise…

Song of the Week #22 (2019) – Bob Mould

Bob Mould has always acknowledged what a pivotal experience it was for him seeing Buzzcocks play for the first time. So it’s no surprise to find him covering that band in 2019. Not quite sure of the context, if it’s a one-off tribute to the late Pete Shelley or if it will form part of…

Song of the Week #18 (2019) – Bis

If I’m ticking off finally seeing mid 90s Scottish bands that I’ve missed out on for a long time then Bis may well be one of the last to fall into that category. Of course, I always knew of them ,particularly the legend of the first unsigned band to appear on Top of the Pops,…

Song of the Week #15 – St. Christopher Medal

This is good news. Not only is there an excellent new single due from St. Christopher Medal at the end of the month, but a new album, ‘Hoof’ is being quoted by label Stereogram Recordings. ‘Fallen Angel’ is described as: Classic Scottish songwriting (TFC, Lloyd Cole, Trashcan Sinatras) and sweeping alt-Americana (GP, Wilco, Okkervil River)…

Song of the Week #13 – Steve Mason

Seems like this Steve Mason song actually came out at the tail end of last year but I’ve only just heard it and since it’s on the recently released album “About The Light” it qualifies for Song of the Week. It’s a great pop song which lure me into listening to yet another relatively well…