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The Viridian City Beat Police - Live Review - Jenny Tingle

The Thirteenth note is alive with sound. On the stage, two tables are covered in an array of drum machines, laptops, a large synth keyboard, and various box-shaped devices all trailing wires. Behind this jumble of hardware, The Viridian City Beat Police are at work.

Dexterously and attentively making adjustments to their equipment, the band deliver a banging set in the small, subterranean venue. 

The VCPD’s music is organic and unique. Band members switch roles and change instruments. At one point, Andrew leaves the drum machines and laptop in his rhythm-section partner James’ capable hands and picks up a 5-string bass from behind Tirek’s synth station. Some tasty melodies ensue. The trio of multi-instrumentalists from Glasgow and Paisley watch each other carefully for cues and seamlessly deliver tight  transitions from chilled-out electro pop anthems to harder tunes with pounding beats. 

Tracks like Freddy and Blobbb would be perfectly at home played by sun-drenched poolsides in Ibiza. Freddy is full of summery vibes, with bright, open Synth tones. Neon shimmer and  high-pitched hooks are kept down to earth by pulsating drum machines. 

Sailing Gold and Blobbb in particular are lovely tracks to relax to, with more mellow percussion, and dreamy keys. 

Atlantic Drive with it’s more biting drum tracks has more of an edgy club vibe, and the John Carpenter-esque 8 Walls contains some brilliant electronic retro tones. 

Love is Love is shows a harder side to The VCPD. It’s a stuttering build up, with strategic slamming beats, the wildest song of the night. 

Throughout their set the music is constantly building, shifting and evolving, from subdued trance to energetic rave tunes. 

After their set, bleach-burned logo tees are on sale, made at home by the band. It’s DIY meets polished electronica, and I really like it. The relaxed attitude of VCPD as a band makes for some great music and atmosphere. The heavily analog element of their equipment also lends itself to their creativity, and I love how totally immersed they are in the music while they play. It’s always nice to see a band who have great stage chemistry and are good friends offstage as well. 

The Viridian City Beat Police don’t gig very frequently, so it’s absolutely worth catching their set when you can! I highly recommend seeing them live! 

J. Tingle

Jelly For Breakfast! : A review of the EP by Multistorey Lover - Jenny Tingle

Jelly For Breakfast! : A review of the EP by Multistorey Lover - Jenny Tingle

Multistorey Lover’s unique sound blends old-school hard rock and sexy blues rhythms with the extra added bite of modern mastering and recording equipment.

Jelly For Breakfast brilliantly encapsulates the sound and live energy of Multistorey Lover. I always enjoy seeing this four-man powerhouse from Perth live. As an interesting side-note, the eye-catching artwork on the EP’s cover is drawn by vocalist Kris Dye, who works as a tattoo artist during the day.

Women Underground- Eilidh Harris - From The Jenny Tingle Series

Women Underground- Eilidh Harris - From The Jenny Tingle Series

“I drink wine. I planned to only have one glass before our first gig but during our soundcheck, my heart started beating furiously so I had at least one more… Although, performing is honestly the best thing that I have ever done, and it is more of an adrenalin rush than nerves. After a couple of times playing live, I felt like I got used to it and I don’t need to rely on wine to drown the butterflies anymore”.

CS Buchan and Friends Album review - Jenny Tingle

CS Buchan and Friends Album review - Jenny Tingle

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.

NHC Music talks to Lee J Cosgrove (LJ) from Alternative Promotions about their Charity gigs - Jenny Tingle

NHC Music talks to Lee J Cosgrove (LJ) from Alternative Promotions about their Charity gigs - Jenny Tingle

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.

Take Today talk to NHC Music about their forthcoming EP, Rise Above - Jenny Tingle

Take Today talk to NHC Music about their forthcoming EP, Rise Above - Jenny Tingle

Paul: “If I didn’t have music in my life, I seriously don’t know what I would be doing, it’s the only thing I know how to do.”

Alex: “Believe it or not, if I didn’t have music in my life I would be practicing medicine”.

Lewis: “I think music has done so much for me that I'm really not sure but I guess I would be still be doing Chemistry”.