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California Snow Story – Some Other Places [2016]

California Snow Story – Some Other Places [2016]

David Skirving began California Snow Story in 2001 after leaving Scottish band Camera Obscura. David was a founder member and original guitarist of Camera Obscura and he gave the band their name. He wrote four songs on their debut album Rare UK Bird and guitar parts for ...

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January 16th, 2017

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Modern Studies – Swell to Great (2016)

Modern Studies – Swell to Great (2016)

They’re officially a four-piece, but there are five protagonists in chamber-pop cartographers Modern Studies. Emily Scott, Rob St John, Pete Harvey and Joe Smillie craft exquisite hymns and shanties on analogue synths, double bass, cello, drums, guitars and wine-glasses – ...

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January 9th, 2017

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The Jesus and Mary Chain – Damage and Joy [2017]

The Jesus and Mary Chain – Damage and Joy [2017]

The Jesus and Mary Chain are set to release their first new album in 18 years, Damage and Joy, on 24 March via ADA/Warner Music. The record is the first new full-length release from the Scottish noise-pop group since Munki in 1998. The Independent revealed in December last ...

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December 27th, 2016

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Primal Scream – Chaosmosis [2016]

Primal Scream – Chaosmosis [2016]

In their 30-year carer, Primal Scream have demonstrated a savvy for keeping themselves current. They joined the anorak convention with their cut “Velocity Girl” on the C86 compilation; helped push acid house into the mainstream with 1991’s rave-rock symbiosis Screamadelica; ...

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December 24th, 2016

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Emma Pollock – In Search of Harperfield [2016]

Emma Pollock – In Search of Harperfield [2016]

Devotees of former indie magicians The Delgados will find much to love in Emma Pollock’s third solo album since her revered band amicably split in 2005. The album’s name, In Search of Harperfield, refers to the first house bought by Pollock’s parents after they ...

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December 17th, 2016

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C Duncan – The Midnight Sun [2016]

C Duncan – The Midnight Sun [2016]

The much anticipated sophomore long-player from the Glaswegian pop confectioner, Midnight Sun finds Christopher Duncan doubling down on the lush, homespun chamber pop of his Mercury Prize-nominated 2015 debut, but with significantly bolder strokes — it may take a bit longer ...

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November 17th, 2016

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De Rosa – Weem [2016]

De Rosa – Weem [2016]

Though they announced their reunion back in 2012, the release of Weem bookends a hiatus of almost seven years for Bellshill quintet De Rosa. Now a trio in their latest guise, it’s hard to imagine they’ve been sat on their hands all that time as this third album arrives with ...

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October 31st, 2016

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Teenage Fanclub – Here [2016]

Teenage Fanclub – Here [2016]

Like a single-word mantra, Teenage Fanclub’s tenth studio album, 2016’s Here, is a ruminative, inward-looking album of folk-inflected beauty. Once the ’90s poster children for grungy sweet, ’70s-style rock melodicism, the Scottish outfit centered on singer/songwriters Norman

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October 17th, 2016

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