Mercury Prize nominees Django Django recently performed a stripped-down two-song session for French blog La Blogothèque. The 8-minute set includes Love’s Dart and Firewater. The video was produced by Chryde and Matthieu Buchsenschutz and was filmed in Lyon last month while on tour. Since the release of their self-titled debut album, the Scottish quartet has toured around […]
The Dykeenies, an indie rock band from Scotland, are well-established in the underground scene. If you discover some of their early stripped down and raw acoustic tracks, the quality is obvious: many songs sound even better than the mastered versions on their first album. This video epitomises what they are all about.
Written during Olney’s Ph.D. in algorithmic algebraic geometry in Edinburgh, Scotland and Clark’s lost months of limbo and relocation from Los Angeles to Texas following the death of his father and grandfather, best friends Grant Olney and Barry DeBakey wrote the songs that would become their self-titled album with hints of Bryter Layter-era Nick Drake […]
Hotly tipped by a handful of soothsayers to take 2009 by storm, Trembling Bells are an altogether different and refreshing musical experience to much of what seems to excite people at the moment. On first listen, it’s fairly easy to ignore — one could casually shrug it off as some limp take on Scottish baroque […]
Stretchheads were a great, spazzy punk band from Erskine just outside of Glasgow. They were a group of merry pranksters for the nuclear age, crunching out frantic, sproingy squall with a demented sense of humor, predating the Boredoms and transcending the spikes-and-leather punk scene that had begun to wear out its welcome in the UK […]
There was a lot of fuss about former Arab Strap frontman Malcolm Middleton’s recent single, We’re All Going to Die, and the timing of its release around Christmas. We asked him if it was a publicity stunt, a reality check, a coincidence, or all three wrapped up into a two minute fifty slice of classic, introspective pop.
Formerly of Arab Strap, Scottish songwriter Malcolm Middleton sings with all the integrity and smoky purity of someone who has spent way too much time puffing away in the back corner of a sketchy Dundee pub.