Saturday, 30 June 2012

Holiday Hiatus!!

Hey everyone, just to let you all know, I'm off on holiday for a couple of weeks to Israel so, as you can imagine, it will be almost impossible to do any updates on the blog and I'll very rarely check my email/Twitter but do get in touch anyway and I'll get back to you when I get back home. Don't miss me too much now!! :)

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Findlay Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers.

You may have already seen the new video for Findlay Napier's 'Cut Me Off' , but if not then now you can! It was shot and produced in the East end of Glasgow and in a concrete bunker underneath Merchant City by Martin Ă“Farraidh and the song is available to download on amazon or the whole album on iTunes.



cut me off from Martin Ă“Farraidh on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The Mouse That Ate The Cat

It's not often I get emails from people who were in bands such as the Dykeenies or Drive-by Argument, but that's where Brian Henderson and Colin Keenan first made a name for themselves. Both bands now cease to exist to the dismay of many, but the duo have moved on and are now focused on The Mouse That Ate The Cat. After just a couple of years together, they have headlined three Scottish tours, released two singles and reached number 5 in the Amazing Radio charts with their electro pop music.

Next up for the band is the release of their new single 'I Am The Hottest Fire' and subsequent B-side 'Ou Les Morts Est Sont Des Diuex' which, according to the band, translates to "something ridiculously pretentious and borderline embarrassing" (or something about the Gods being dead according to Google Translate). Both songs will be released as a free download on July 23rd but, if you sign up to their mailing list you can get them a week early- and I would suggest you do this because they are both awesome tracks.

The Mouse That Ate The Cat will be following this up with a short tour. All dates can be seen below:

 July:

26 - King Tut's, Glasgow
27 - The Attic, Bathgate
28 - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
31 - PJ Molloys, Dunfermline

August:

10 - Doghouse, Dundee
11 - Mad Hatters, Inverness

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Bedroom Hour

With the limited success of previous bands on the unsigned London circuit, The Bedroom Hour formed as a band wanting to progress further than they previously could individually. At the moment the band are writing as well as building up their fanbase around the country with a view to gig. They are not the type of band who are in it for the money however, they are looking to do everything the proper way and even though it may take longer, it's something they enjoy doing which, to the band, is more important than money.



Music wise, The Bedroom Hour produce psychedelic guitar/synth based tunes similar to bands such as The Boxer Rebellion and Doves. They are a 5 piece and are lucky enough to be able to have their own studio where they can practice and record. The band are on Twitter so give them a follow if you're on it too. Also if  you are yet to like our Facebook page or follow our Twitter then please do to keep up to date with future proceedings which will more than likely include The Bedroom Hour as they are definitely ones to watch. 

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Sub Couple- Beat100 vote.

If you're in the mood for helping out, please give the band Sub Couple and their amazing video a vote here: http://www.beat100.com/music-video-chart/watch/sub-stomp-by-sub-couple_11149/#.T-Oai4ZDVWU.twitter



 They have the chance to win a share of £1000 if they finish in the top 3 and with only a few more votes they will be up there. There is 9 days left to vote so get cracking!!

There will be a full feature on Sub Couple coming up shortly. Look out for The Bedroom Hour next!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Johnny 5th Wheel and the Cowards- Part 2

You may remember the post last month about Johnny 5th Wheel and the Cowards.
You may remember that they had a new double A side out on the 25th of June.
You may remember that those songs were called Nancy and In My Laboratory.
You may now be interested to hear- and see- that both of  these songs now have videos.


You may now view the videos. 











You may now leave.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

We Came From The Sea



After the downfall of previous bands, Paul Gavienas and David Simpson formed Glasgow/Edinburgh's post rock band We Came From The Sea.  They began as a duo in 2009 but were soon joined by a third member, Euan Thompson, to complete the band, making their all round sound much more refined. 


I began speaking to the band through Twitter, and after listening to the two songs available, I took an interest. They have now released their EP 'hunt.kill.run' which was met with a gig supporting Zulu Winter at King Tut's. This is available either through the band or on SoundCloud. 


We Came From The Sea make post-rock music which ranges from melodic to sinister, similar to that of the legendary Mogwai, but is instead mixed with intelligent and thought provoking lyrics. The band are on both Facebook and Twitter and you can like/follow them as appropriate.




All songs minus the last are from We Came From The Sea's EP 'hunt.kill.run'.