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…

Country Music Makes Me Sad – St Christopher Medal album review

St Christopher Medal – Hoof! (Stereogram Recordings) My Stereogram journey has now reached the point that I can no longer expect to be surprised by a new release – certainly not when it comes to a second release. And as ‘Hoof!’ is the second full length from St Christopher Medal, then there’s something directly to…

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)…

Come and See – STOOR LP review

STOOR – ‘Fleam’ (Stereogram Recordings) Sometimes the great bands are lurking on your doorstep and you simply don’t know that they’re there. If it was unforgiveable to overlook Spare Snare for so many years, the fact that STOOR had escaped my notice was more understandable. Reclusive to the point that they were more likely to…

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’,…