Kev Howell – Distance – Video

The Scottish alt-rock creator Kev Howell revealed a live stripped back acoustic version of the song Distance a few days ago.

Kev Howell

Kev Howell

More usually found playing fully plugged-in ‘6os and ’70s influenced textured-rock, this acoustic version of the first track of the nine on the début LP Haunting Ambition demonstrates the tender roots from which the fuller sound is created.

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Kung Fu Jesus – Shine A Light – Video

On the 7th the Scottish retro-wave creator Kung Fu Jesus released the LP The Kantele Tapes.

Kung Fu Jesus

Kung Fu Jesus

Immediately on hitting play the listener is wound back to the late ’80s – though not in the least sorry for it – as the blends of instrumentation, electronica and floating vocal surface in to the room to wrap the listener in billowing down filled blankets.

The third of the ten tracks is Shine A Light.

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Ali Chisholm – Removal Vans For Gaddafi – Audio

Ali Chisholm is a Scottish ambient-wave creator.

Ali Chisholm

Ali Chisholm

Performing under the moniker MK-Ultra and regularly revealing new material – sometimes alone other times in collaboration – the latest track (as I type on the 15th though may well not be when this is published on the 19th) is working with Leon Milk, who those of longer stay will recognise from an introduction back in 2012 of The Milk Bar.

Removal Vans For Gaddafi is a scathing commentary of global affairs revolved around by a dreamy soundtrack.

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Solareye – WHERE2NOW – Audio

Solareye is a protest-rap creator from Scotland.

Solareye

Solareye

With only two tracks around, over a year apart, the output is not prolific by any means, though when an appearance is made it is prescient.

The newest track to appear WHERE2NOW lyrically is self-explanatory and there is no need to add any commentary.

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Band Of The Month – February 2017 – Editors’ Choice

Only a short month in February – yet there were over forty musical acts on the long-list for the band of the month.

Empress xX - band of the month February 2017

Empress xX – band of the month February 2017

The Editors’ Choice for band of the month for February is from Scotland – Empress xX.

Turning Tables is available on bandcamp.

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