It has been a fairly turbulent and widely negative year for Machine Head (can we still call them that after the legal disharmony?) after the departure of regular bass player Adam Duce. The band seems to be getting back to the music and have released a demo version of a new track ‘Killers & Kings’ on limited 10″ vinyl for last weekend’s Record Store Day. This is also the first release to include new bass player Jared MacEachern. Jared played guitar for almost a decade with previous band Sanctity.
Regular readers of Musicscramble will know I’m a big Janet Devlin fan.
The one-time X-Factor contestant successfully undertook a PledgeMusic campaign to crowd-fund and record her debut album. I pledged to support and the album Hide and Seek (with songwriting pairing from Newton Faulkner, Joshua Radin and Jack Savoretti) was finished last year. I love the album and it made it into my Top Ten Albums of 2013. Continue reading “Janet Devlin – House of Cards” »
Vukovi have revealed their latest single ‘So Long Gone’ via YouTube today.
The single is the first track to be released from their as-yet-unnamed mini-album, due out in the summer. When we spoke to Vukovi frontwoman Janine Shilstone back in January we weren’t able to glean much information about the highly anticipated – and equally secret – mini-album but we’re hoping everyone will get a chance to hear some more of the new material on their shared headline UK tour with A Plastic Rose, due to kick off in Edinburgh on Monday 14th April. Continue reading “Vukovi – So Long Gone” »
It’s no secret that we love Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire at Musicscramble. Their debut album is fantastic, and now they’ve released a new double A-side single ‘Bright Light Fever/High Hopes’ which is due for physical release next week (it is already available on iTunes).
What we have here is two cracking tracks, one energetic, the other much more laid back. If you’ve not got aboard the Roddy Hart and The Lonesome Fire train yet, then here is a perfect opportunity to appreciate top rock with witty and intelligent lyrics. Watch the brilliant video shot across Glasgow below (complete with Kris Kristofferson and Karen Gillan cameos), then go buy!
On this day in 1992 – that’s the 10th of March 1992 – 17-year-old me went to Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their Bloodsugarsexmagik album tour.
They were supported by The Family Stand and The Rollins Band and I couldn’t believe I was finally getting see my current favourite band RHCP live! I was so, so excited. They came on stage with ‘Organic Anti-Beatbox Band’ and played a whole set of brilliant old early career songs which I’ve never had the pleasure of hearing them play live since. Sadly, Bloodsugar… seems to be as far back in their catalogue as they dive today. Continue reading “Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge” »