music news scotland - may 2011 / week 4
LATEST RELEASES - page 17 The latest releases that have come the MNS way …..
A BAND CALLED QUINN; Out in June 6th, “Wolf Cries Boy” is the latest single from this Glasgow indie rockers band. You know this band will not disappoint. It’s a pure joy from start to finish. www. facebook.com/abandcalledquinn
ADMIRALTY WIRELESS; These guys
It’s a five track extended EP with not only trance tracks, but an impressive array of psychedelic trance, drum, bass and disco tracks.. If you close your eyes and you can see the crowds, the lights the energy of the Ibiza clubs. A truly great album.
BOSSIE; Fiona’s album “Shoebox” is a collection of memories from her travels from Aberdeen to Edinburgh to New York and back again. An album of remarkable breadth and magnitude. The track “Only Friend” will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand.
COLIN TRAIN; “Supertune” is Colin’s 2nd Album. Which hits the streets on May 1st. Using old-school recording methods of having all musicians being recorded in the same place at the same time lifts this album above others. This is an album you will never tire of listening to. www. myspace.com/colintrain/friends
just go from strength to strength. Their new single “Test Card F” which is out 2nd May is a masterpiece. www. admiraltywireless.com
ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HASS; “Highlander’s Farewell” is the latest al- bum from this award winning duo, with it’s driving, dancing rhythms and shared pas- sion for taking the infectious melodies and grooves of Scottish / Celtic music on an exciting new journey, a journey you just don’t want to end. Out now on Greentrax.
ALEX TRONIC “Shifting Sands” Is the follow up to “To Infinity”, It’s a slightly more traditionally constructed album less heavy on the programming and more em- phasis on mood. This is mood lifting mu- sic that sooths the spirit. . www.my
ATTIC RAGE; You know what you are going to get way before you put their cd on, and their 2nd album “Road Dog” doesn’t disappoint. Once you hear the huge guitar riffs you know you are in rock heaven. You can almost smell the leather and hear the purr of the bikes rolling up to listen to these guys. www.atticarage.com
BECKI BARDOT; “Summer of Love”
Whisky” is a relentless 10 track hard edged rock, dipped in a melting pot of ga- rage and blues, riffs and screams. Not one for the faint hearted this album goes for the soul. Out Now. www.my
KETTLE OF KITES; Debut EP “Kettle of Kites” will hit the streets on may 15th. It is lyrically sharp with smooth vocals. A beautiful collection of songs. www. myspace.com/kettleofkites
Becki’s debut EP will be out on May 6th.
KOBI; “Green Green Grasses” is the lat- est masterpiece from rapper Kobi. This guy is at the top of his field, life and vivac- ity flows through this album. www. myspace.com
DAS CONTRAS; The independent Folk- Funk, Jazz and reggie outfit Das Contras release their debut album “Das Contras”. These guys are in a league of their own when it comes to pure energy and musi- cal talent. Debut album available for download from June 6th from itunes and all digital distributors. www.dascontras. com
GERRY JABLONSKI & THE ELECTRIC BAND’s latest album “Life at Captain Tom’s is out in May 6th ; Once you hear the huge guitar riffs you know you are in Rock / Blues heaven. www.my
GHOSTS OF PROGRESS; Debut album ”Exchange Your Problems For Dope &
LINDSAY & THE STORM; Their latest album “Behind us is Water” is an exqui- site collection of modern day Scottish folk songs. Each track is filled with wonderful imagery and a poet’s flourish. www. lindsayandthestorm.co.uk
NEVADA BASE; The band’s debut single “Love in My Mind” is out now and causing quite a stir in the music industry. These guys are tipped to go all the way. www. navadabase.co.uk
RATTLIN BONE; Described as “A rag- gle, taggle fourteen piece band in a world of Zombie Burlesque and Voodoo Circus” sums this band up. You cannot help but feel good after listening to them. These guys put fun with a capital F back into music. Their album “The Life and Death
as well as original songs and tunes. This album is a pure pleasure to listen to. They bring a new and exciting twist to trad. Out now on the Greentrax label. www. paulmckennaband.com
THE LORELEI; Their brilliant new 14 track album “Faces” has everything you want and expect from this band, heart wrenching ballads, foot stomping folk, great lyrics. This is an all rounded album. Something for everyone. Out 16th May. If you only buy one album this month make sure it’s this one.
THE PORCH SONG ANTHOLOGY; “Late Mourings Anthology” EP is the lat- est offering from this talented half Irish, half Scottish 4 piece folk country band. Released on Goldfilling Records May 9th.
VIVA STEREO; “Endure the Dark to see the Light” this latest work of musical art is out on May 9th. An Indi album full of hon- est tunes that sweeps you along from track to track. www.myspace.com/
WE SEE LIGHTS; These guys catch you from the first note. Punchy lyrics and feet tapping music, what else do you need. Their Ep “Twee Love Pop” is out 30th April.
of….” Is out now. www.myspace.com/
SALUTE MARY; Will be releasing their new double A sided single - “Pacifying Hungry Ghosts / Rubella Rubata.” In May. These guys bring a new meaning to modern Rock. They definitely have what it takes to produce awesome music. The singles will be exclusively available to download for FREE, immediately from facebook.com/salutemary
and to buy from salutemary.com
from 16th May
SOMA; “Soma Coma 5” is replete with atmospheric shifts, moody grooves and mind-altering melodies. An inarguably grandiose affair of musical geniuses. Re- lease date May 23rd.
THE PAUL McKENNA BAND; “Stem The Tide” is the latest album which com- bines their love for traditional folk music
DO YOU HAVE A NEW RELEASE?
If you’d like your new release to be included here and in MUSIC NEWS Scotland, with a chance of being picked for the MNS Top 4 spot, then send your cd to:
New Releases, MUSIC NEWS Scotland Romar, Birgham, Berwickshire. TD12 4NF
YOU ALREADY KNOW “Petrol Money” is much more punchier than it’s predeces- sor and definitely more riff-heavy. This is an instrumental album with attitude. A pure post rock indulgence. Available as a CD and Download now. www. youalreadyknow.net
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