Vennart – The Demon Joke

Starting with a brooding soundscape which is reminiscent of Disintegration-era The Cure. ‘255’ breaks into ‘Doubt’ without missing a beat. The track has all the hallmarks of Mike Vennart’s illustriou...

Bill Wyman – Back to Basics

This week saw the release of Bill Wyman’s solo album, Back to Basics. “So what?”, you may ask yourself, but given most artists put out a record every couple of years, with Bill it has been 33 y...

The LaFontaines – Class

Having built up a reputation as an exceptional, exciting and – from personal experience – stupendously loud live act, Motherwell’s The LaFontaines have broken the Scottish Top Ten w...

Treacherous Orchestra – Grind

Treacherous Orchestra are an eleven piece contemporary Folk band very much in the mould of Peatbog Faeries, blending traditional tunes and instruments with modern influences and dance beats. I can...

The Big Nowhere – Don’t Burn The Fortune

The Big Nowhere’s 2013 album Don’t Burn the Fortune has just fallen into my lap; it’s full of late night, lonesome music for shadowy New Orleans bars and dance halls. Here we have a glorious wallow i...