Song of the Week #3 (2020) – Nap Eyes

Some great news the other week when Nova Scotia’s Nap Eyes released a new single into the world and announced the arrival of a new album on 27 March. ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ is taken from fourth long-player ‘Snapshot of a Beginner’ and comes with this neat animated video: To promote the record the band are out…

Song of the Week #2 (2020) – Mitchell Museum

Last week saw the release of a new tune from MPT favourites Mitchell Museum. Yet ‘Hold Me Up’ apparently isn’t a new single and it’s not even on the band’s third long-player ‘Skinny Tricks’ which is due out via Scottish Fiction on Friday 15th May 2020 on gatefold vinyl, CD, and digital download. Enough of…

Song of the Week #1 (2020) – Lankum

Picked up the Lankum album ‘The Livelong Day’ on the strength of having seen them at Doune the Rabbit Hole last year. It’s a record that uses traditional Irish folk as a starting point but is in some places nothing less than a slow core record. That’s best illustrated by their cover of the traditional…

Song of the Week #26 – The Cathode Ray

Ahead of the release of their third LP on Friday, this week’s tune comes from the latest LP from Edinburgh’s the Cathode Ray. ‘Heightened Senses’ is the title track of the record and, whilst it’s not the whole story, it is a fair representation of what is contained therein: Two things strike me about the…

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…