Volka appeared to have ‘Become Undone’ over the past year, but they’ve bounced back with cultivated cohesity, and staying power that pandemics and long distance have been unable to shake.

The new single ‘Become Undone’ is their best work to date. I spoke with singer Tam, and bassist Calum to better understand what was going on beneath the surface that led to this release. As a disclaimer, I am a long-time fan of this band, but we’ll try to keep superlatives to a minimum. TheContinue reading “Volka appeared to have ‘Become Undone’ over the past year, but they’ve bounced back with cultivated cohesity, and staying power that pandemics and long distance have been unable to shake.”

Nature Always Wins by Maximo Park – Album Review

by Michael Cameron. ‘Nature Always Wins’: Inward examinations mixed with compelling up-beat pop combine to make a record that resonates well. As we approach the anniversary of the first UK lockdown, Maximo Park are leaning into that uncertainty and sadness and recognising it, whilst offering a light at the end of the tunnel with anContinue reading “Nature Always Wins by Maximo Park – Album Review”

Weekend Debt – Why Don’t You Realise.

By Michael Cameron. The latest installment from Weekend Debt, ‘Why Don’t you Realise’ (WDYR) has had an excellent release in the run up to Valentine’s day, which it turns out was deliberate, after some excellent content on the band’s socials. The main thrust of this piece however, is the story of collaboration and creative progressContinue reading “Weekend Debt – Why Don’t You Realise.”

Moonlight – Dictator

by Michael Cameron. Moonlight is single number five for Dictator, and though this track is more chilled in feel, the boys are showing no sign of slowing down. The voice of Michael Campbell rings out clearly, while managing to slot nicely into the mix. Laid bare against subtle production, it feels intimate, and gives aContinue reading “Moonlight – Dictator”

Single Review: ‘Finite’ by Layaway

by Michael Cameron Layaway have blasted into 2021 prepped with their first release of the year – ‘Finite.’ Recorded, mixed and mastered by lead singer Stewart Mathieson, ‘Finite’ is dominated by a great combination of his commanding lyrics and the solid musicianship of his bandmates Rob, Euan and Fraser. A real sense of melancholy hangsContinue reading “Single Review: ‘Finite’ by Layaway”

The Mono LPs: Hell, Save My Soul – Single Review

Huge Single Paves The Way For an Anticipated Album. Hell, Save My Soul is a welcome blast of Blues-driven rock. It’s built into a delta-blues inspired structure, it sounds like a 70s ‘Zeppelin’ record, and the overall result is a well crafted single. Recently signed to Fretsore Records, we’re excited to see ‘The Mono LPs’Continue reading “The Mono LPs: Hell, Save My Soul – Single Review”