Tag: scotland

ALBUM: The Proclaimers ‘Angry Cyclist’

Rating: After much deliberation – and while eschewing the stylings and mindless attitudinising of the pop mainstream – the identical twin brothers from Auchtermuchty, The Proclaimers, have returned with fife and drum to further their own brand of Scottish folk-rock….

Introducing Interview: The Calm Fiasco

Having formed back in 2012, Glasgow band The Calm Fiasco deliver uptempo indie-pop filled with catchy guitar riffs, vibrant melodies and buoyant beats. Influenced by the likes of Two Door Cinema Club and Phoenix, the band have received support from Amazing…

LISTEN: We Came From Wolves – ‘Ruiner’

Robert Whytock, Kyle Burgess, Andy Donaldson and Michael MacKay together have formed the newly anticipated band We Came From Wolves. Originating from Scotland, this talented quartet evidently draw inspiration from fellow Scot, Biffy Clyro, as well as the soft, rocky…

Introducing Interview: Mairearad Green

Scottish folk musician and singer-songwriter Mairearad Green has played in various bands and toured with the likes of Karine Polwart, as well as performing at Cambridge Folk Festival and Celtic Connections Festival. Having been introduced to folk music at a young…

ALBUM: Sorren Maclean ‘Winter Stay Autumn’

Although his debut album’s title hints at a more wintery vibe, Sorren Maclean’s record easily translates to a British summer’s day, with its delicate, folky, acoustic tracks that emulate lazy, hazy midsummer. Winter Stay Autumn is the latest release from the…

Introducing Interview: The Mirror Trap

Dundee band, The Mirror Trap, create brooding indie-rock anthems with political undertones and, most importantly, relentless passion. Gary Moore, Ben Doherty, Paul Markie and Mikey McFarlane have been writing and releasing records for the last couple of years and now…

ALBUM: Best Girl Athlete – ‘Carve Every Word’

Based in the cold North in Aberdeen, Scotland, Best Girl Athlete is producing music with a warmth and maturity beyond her 15 years. The singer-songwriter, aka Katie Buchan, has a youthful innocence contrasted sharply with the experience in music she…