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Hip hop for metalheads? Maybe, there’s a certain Nine Inch Nails-esque quality to it, and a Heath Ledger’s Joker-like watch-the-world-burn mentality to it. Tickle & Texture come together on the title track, “Apocalypse Now? Naw mate, apocalypse way too fucking late!” A sesquipedalian emerges from Texture intermittently like a verbose demon he carries inside him. “O.G chemical poetry, and if you’re listening, you’re the resistance”. Tickle tongue-ties a tumultuous tale of tormented turbulence to top off a twisted track tremendously.
Ayrshire singer/songwriter Matt Scott has a well cultivated sound about his music. That includes his solo efforts and his own songs played with a cracking backing band. So "All Out Of Sorts" is a good title for his new single. It's a wee bit different from his other recent releases, but it is unmistakably a Matt Scott track.
Judging the album by its cover, I would not have guessed how full-bodied and diverse the music is. The artwork gave me the impression of an acoustic solo project, but Charley S Buchan’s album is more of a collaboration. Perhaps all of the songs originated acoustically, but the many artists who helped bring them to life gives every track its own distinct personality.
We have already had an amazing response to our shout out for items for auction, with things as varied as a mountain bike, Beatles memorabilia, locally made scented candles, framed prints, signed albums and tour merchandise handed in… you can even bid on a band to come play in your house! We still need much more though
“Honestly? I've no idea! I don't see myself as a "promoter", so maybe that's it... to me, a promoter has resources and let's those do the work for them, whereas, I pretty do everything from creating the events to flyering outside venues. With charity gigs, I do it so that everything made goes to the charity, not just the 'profits', since those can often be less than the event cost in the first place.
Devils Dandruff is a slow, dirty Dive Bar soundtrack. It kicks the EP up another notch. Guitar and Bass work from Neil and Charlie are perfectly wound around saxophone playing from Marie, and Chris’ slow, sleazy drum grooves. Al’s gravelly lyrics mix together metaphors for mind alteration and black magic.
That was when he impressed me. He didn't try to make it about himself, he didn't try to make it his own, he just sang the song. And he did it very well, far better than I could have done but then again, I'm a pish singer.
Friends don't let friends listen to THE PAPASHANGOS.
The 13th Note... A name synonymous with alternative youth culture in Glasgow since 1997 and carried on by Barfly since around 2001. We had descended upon one of Glasgow's true gems of the underground music scene. I was actually there in 97 when it was a brand new venue to see my friends' band “Orba”... Now some 21 years later - and after a lengthy hiatus 'off the radar' while I recovered
As part of our NHC Big Talk Project, we wanted to present our up and coming shop nights with some articles on the website about some very real people, and some of their very real struggles they face every day. The point of these articles, and the shop nights starting in July, is simply to show people that they are not alone, no matter what they face.