Mansion Harlots | Happier Alone/Until We Work It Out Tomorrow (Live session)

By Ryan McConnell Mansion Harlots began life as an emerging act in England in the late 90’s – releasing two demo discs in 1997 and the latter in 1998, the group then disbanded the following year. Fast forward 20 years and a move across the pond to the USA the band are back with theirContinue reading “Mansion Harlots | Happier Alone/Until We Work It Out Tomorrow (Live session)”

Stone Dead John ‘Howling Vol I’ E.P.

By Ryan McConnell ‘Howling Vol I’ is the debut EP from blues-rock duo Stone Dead John and it comes with a whole load of swagger. Christopher Johnston and Shug McKay make up the group and on first listen you would be forgiven for thinking these lads were Stateside. With lead-singer Christopher’s strong blues-style vocals andContinue reading “Stone Dead John ‘Howling Vol I’ E.P.”

Single Review: Felix and The Sunsets | El Cubano

By Ryan McConnell Leith three-piece Felix And The Sunsets return with their latest dose of punk infused rock on the riff heavy ‘El Cubano’ and it is one of their finest offerings to date. The garage rockers have been making a name for themselves in the underground scene with performances at famed Edinburgh venues suchContinue reading “Single Review: Felix and The Sunsets | El Cubano”

Spotify Playlist: Writer’s Recommendations

By Ryan McConnell My round on the old playlist assembly. It’s a harder task than you’d think, man. Too many tunes floating around the old noodle. But I’ve managed to whittle it down to 22 of my most played songs throughout the past few weeks on house arrest. It’s a cracker, sure! I’ll talk youContinue reading “Spotify Playlist: Writer’s Recommendations”

Single Review: The Streets,Tame Impala | Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better

By Ryan McConnell If you were like me, scrolling endlessly down your Facebook news feed on the 1st of April, and had to halt your thumb to scroll back up thinking, “Did I just read that right!?..” “The Streets x Tame Impala”. You’d have been forgiven for thinking that it must’ve been an April fools.Continue reading “Single Review: The Streets,Tame Impala | Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better”

Interview with Sydney four-piece PLANET

By Ryan McConnell This week I caught up with one of Australia’s finest emerging talents, PLANET ahead of the release of their latest EP “Maybe Someday” which is out this Friday (April 17). Read what drummer, Harry had to say below.. First off, how have you all been coping during lockdown, and what has beenContinue reading “Interview with Sydney four-piece PLANET”

Single Review: Kai McAvoy | Joe

By Ryan McConnell Motherwell musician Kai McAvoy is back with just his second release to date, and comes as likely one of the most heartfelt songs the 17 year old will pen. Titled ‘Joe’ the song touches on the relationship between Kai and his late uncle who was evidently a big influence in the youngContinue reading “Single Review: Kai McAvoy | Joe”

Gig Review: The K’s | The Garage (Attic)

By Ryan McConnell In the midst of a global pandemic, we were dealt an epic at ‘The Garage Attic’ in Glasgow where The K’s stormed their way through a blistering set as part of their sell-out UK tour in what was a night to remember. During such times of uncertainty The K’s boys made itContinue reading “Gig Review: The K’s | The Garage (Attic)”