26th June 2024

The Twistettes get geared up for the General Election with a new single (more…)

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13th June 2024
the martial arts

Fans of classic ’60s pop may enjoy this week’s video choice, and not just for the sparkling melodies of The Martial Arts. The educated eye will also spot the homage to a Scott Walker TV performance of ‘Jackie’, masterminded by Gregor Barclay (of GM Barclay Media), who also provides backing vocals on ‘Not Coming Down’, alongside Nicola West and Guys Weymss.

That aside, and drummer Been Robb, the single, out now is entirely the work of Paul Kelly, back recording under his MA pseudonym after an extended hiatus (during which he’s been regularly spotted working with such names as Carla J Easton, BMX Bandits, Raveloe, and Barclay’s How To Swim collective). Indeed, the new track, mixed by Sam Smith, stems from 2013 when Kelly wrote it on “a borrowed Omnichord which has since stopped working”. However, with several singles training an August album ‘In There Like Swimwear‘ on the Wiaiwya label, it seems that The Martial Arts are back to stay.

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11th June 2024

A solar-powered music studio will soon be taking part at a string of gigs and festivals around the West of Scotland. (more…)

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26th May 2024

North-east act IndianRedLopez have returned after a lengthy hiatus with a new single ‘Obstacles’. It’s an early taster for the band’s first new long-player in over a decade, the quintet having put out sophomore release ‘Commit’ in 2013 – that having arrived in a rather more productive period being three years after their debut ‘Empty Your Lungs and Breathe’.

While the various band members have occasionally performed live with the likes of CS Buchan, Rival Saints and Rescue Party, it’s only now that the five have reconvened to record ‘Results Of My Dreaming’, due out later in the year via Gentlemen Recordings / BIND Music.

For now, enjoy ‘Obstacles’ – and video director Kevin Smith’s excellent work with the band’s frontman Michael Chang.

More at IndianRedLopez.com

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3rd March 2024

Perennial multi-faceted Glasgow combo How To Swim release a new single, or specifically, the lead track for their new album ‘Bars ‘n’ Loners‘.

‘Hustlin’ comes from what is a compilation of the band’s three Barcelona-recorded EPs, ‘Dill Pickle’, ‘Midnight Steak’ and ‘Unseasoned Dirt on Loose Skull’.

Following something of a hiatus the now-quintet have another two albums planned for later in 2024 and some shows in the summer, the first at the Glad Cafe on June 7th along with The Slackhead Incident.

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18th January 2024
Adam Stafford

Adam Stafford and Alan Bissett are set to revive a decade-old collaborative work – at the behest of Falkirk Council. (more…)

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8th January 2024

King Creosote, Steve Mason, Hannah Peel, Lankum, Chris Difford, Butler Blake and Grant, Mark Radcliffe, and Fatoumata Diawara are among the wide-ranging acts who will perform at the upcoming Celtic Connections festival. (more…)

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30th December 2023

Well, it’s fair to say things have been somewhat quiet around Jockrock Towers lately, but there’s always room for a top 30 end of year chart (more…)

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27th October 2023
Young Fathers

Young Fathers ‘Heavy Heavy’ has been announced as winner of The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award at a prestigious ceremony in Stirling’s Albert Halls. (more…)

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26th October 2023

Warmduscher, Wu-Lu, Forest Swords, LYNKS, and Chubby and The Gang are among the acts who will play the fourth edition of Glasgow’s new music festival The Great Eastern. (more…)

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