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The Quietus review
23.11.16

One of the most breathtaking voyages the British Isles has to offer is the three-hour drive from the mouth of the River Clyde to the Mull of Kintyre on Scotland’s west coast (don...

Clash review
09.11.16

An enthralling, poetic document...

Clash review
09.11.16

A career high from an artist never known to disappoint...

Clash review
09.11.16

A quite wonderful return from the Scottish group...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Trashcan Sinatras are not what one might call prolific. After the eight-year gap between 1996's long out-of-print A Happy Pocket and 2004's career zenith Weightlifting, it took...

The Quietus review
10.11.16

From the promise and potential of debut release Cake in 1990, with its faultless first single 'Obscurity Knocks', through two more brilliant records in the '90s, the Trashcan...

Clash review
15.09.16

An album pre-occupied with the beauty of nature and the struggles of love...

Clash review
09.09.16

A pleasing return, laced with maturity, and sweet, sweet, poignancy...

Clash review
04.08.15

A welcome look back at pioneering indie...

Punk News review
09.04.15

The cover of the new Real McKenzies album looks like the label of a whiskey bottle, and prominently proclaims to be aged 23 years. Formed in Vancouver in 1992, the band has been...

The Quietus review
02.04.15

One of the striking things about Glasgow's music scene – and the wider musical community in Scotland – is the camaraderie between bands. There's room for a multitude of genres and...

Punk News review
10.03.15

The Rezillos formed in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1976. They were a legitimate first generation punk band, but even early on their sound tended toward what would later be considered...

Clash review
16.02.15

...a bold and profoundly independent return

The Quietus review
10.01.15

Glasgow dreamers in pursuit of perfect pop, The Orchids long ago summed up their mission in the title of their final album for Sarah Records, 1994's Striving For The Lazy...

Punk News review
23.12.14

We Were Promised Jetpacks have been monstrous in the past. These Four Walls and In the Pit of the Stomach are two records I felt deserved much more attention than they garnered...

Spotinews recomendation
27.10.14

Hello there. The first update of the week is the new album by The Twilight Sad. Genre: indie rock. Read this review and enjoy! (It should, as usual, arrive for US listeners one...

Under The Radar review
19.11.14

The mastery on display here is that the mix comes out as sublime as it does. Even as James Graham sings, once again, about loss and loneliness, it's expertly paired with a...

Alt Press review
06.11.14

The Quietus review
31.10.14

A year ago James Graham, flanked by core band mates Andy MacFarlane and Mark Devine, stood bathed in light under the medieval architraves of Paisley Abbey with an entire orchestra...

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hello there. The first update of the week is the new album by The Twilight Sad. Genre: indie rock. Read this review and enjoy! (It should, as usual, arrive for US listeners one...

Punk News review
14.10.14

We Were Promised Jetpacks have always been hard hitters. They've always found a way to be unique and it's not only in their sound, but it's how they go about doing their own thing...

Spotinews recomendation
03.12.14

Hey. The latest album by We Were Promised Jetpacks was added to Spotify a couple of months ago. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) We Were Promised Jetpacks...

Under The Radar review
28.09.14

We can be honest here. Unless you're somewhat unbelievably hip, we can agree the main reason we know about The Vaselines is Kurt Cobain. More

NME review
03.12.14

The cult Glaswegian duo find their spark dimming on their third effort

Clash review
23.10.14

A band whose albums are always worth waiting for…

NME review
06.10.14

The cult Glaswegian duo find their spark dimming on their third effort

Clash review
19.08.14

A further step towards the middle ground for the Scottish rockers...

NME review
24.07.14

Scottish folk musician follows Jon Hopkins collaboration with more traditional songs

Spotinews recomendation
25.07.14

Hello there. From a recent Spotify update comes the new soundtrack album by folk singer-songwriter King Creosote. Enjoy! King Creosote – From Scotland With LoveFiled under: 2014...

Clash review
24.07.14

His finest solo release to date...

NME review
02.07.14

Glaswegians' third album strikes a richer and denser blow

The Quietus review
14.07.14

For some reason often described as 'proggy', likened to Mogwai (they're on Mogwai's label Rock Action) and/or seen as a slightly whimsical solo project, Remember Remember torch...

NME review
09.06.14

Campfire krautrock puzzles from the eclectic Scots

Under The Radar review
04.09.14

The first 10 seconds of Strange Friend is all you need to realize that listening through it is going to be—if nothing else—fun. More

Clash review
16.06.14

A third set that merits a deserved breakthrough...

NME review
19.05.14

Glasgow trio Bis get better with age

Insound review
03.06.14

The influential and ever underrated Scottish trio return with a release that brings us up to date with recordings from the year spent re-branded as data Panik, alongside other...

Clash review
04.04.14

Open to a bit of risk-taking without losing a sense of self...

Insound review
25.03.14

In his new liner notes for this re-issue, David Fricke calls High Land, Hard Rain "ten songs of anxious yearning, romantic urgency, big hurt and hard-won learning, distilled into...

Punk News review
14.03.14

"I'm an ugly piece of shit with a fucked up face and broken teeth and no place to go most of the time and the older I get the less I care about the fact my whole life's been a...

The Line of Best Fit review
10.03.14

Dan Willson embraces pop hooks and folk jangles, to devastating effect.

The Quietus review
24.03.14

Older and wiser? You're having a laugh. Getting older makes you feel vulnerable; fearful for your knees and your loved ones; unsure of everything when you used to know it all. You...

NME review
17.03.14

Fence Collective member follows up 2009's 'Good News' with bright pop-rock