C Duncan – Impossible – Audio

The Scottish alt-rock multi-instrumentalist C Duncan will be releasing the LP Health on the 29th of March.

C Duncan - Photo credit - Jordan Curtis Hughes
C Duncan – Photo credit – Jordan Curtis Hughes

With a step change from previous material, Health, the third album emerges away from a home studio to work with other producers, engineers and musicians, which paradoxically has allowed the LP to explore, to a far greater extent, more personal aspects of life and affords the music a more emotional tie to the audience as the songs contemplate, love, health and sexuality.

The first track to surface from the album, Impossible (released as a stand-alone single yesterday), which is the third of the dozen tracks is a contrast of jaunty, trotting, instrumentation that has a spaghetti western feel laid to a, melancholic, lyrical reflection of a long distance relationship with a former boyfriend.

Impossible – Single – C Duncan is available on iTunes.*

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North Sea Dialect – Dog Violet – Audio

North Sea Dialect is a doomwave project from Scotland.

North Sea Dialect

North Sea Dialect

A little late to this, apologies to everyone, the début LP (available on bandcampLocal Guide was released earlier in the month.

A roughly twenty eight minutes, ten track, album that takes the listener to the dark foreboding gabbro walls of The Cuillins looming overlooking the highland clearances of Allt Coire Lagan as the mystical, forlorn compositions fill the room with their gloomy noises-off.

Dog Violet is the third track.

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The Kundalini Genie – You’ll Find Out (When You’re On Your Own) – Single Review

The Kundalini Genie is a psychedlic-rock band from Scotland.

The Kundalini Genie

The Kundalini Genie

Although I was sent an introduction to their LP Reverberation (available on bandcamp) some little while ago, such is my wont I managed to miss it, only catching the details this week, apologies to one and all. With some fortune a new song surfaced at the tail end of last week.

You’ll Find Out (When You’re On Your Own) is a mesmerising blend of spaced out guitar, keys and a completely absorbing sitar, which enables them to create music that seems to stretch in to the mists of time with a slowly pacing percussion which is all rounded by a drifting echoing vocal.

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Domiciles – Only You – Single Review

The Scottish psychedelic-rock quintet Domiciles released the single Only You on the 29th of September.

Domiciles - Only You

Domiciles

Though lasting a smidgen under six minutes the effects of Only You lay with the listener for some considerable time after the event with the synapses having slowed to syncopate with the trippy washes of the echoing guitar and finding little reason to fire back to normal speed in a hurry.

Domiciles are able to immerse themselves and the listener completely in ’60s and ’70s hallucinogenic-rock without sounding out of kilter with the ’10s with their music embracing both the past and the present.

Only You – Single – DOMICILES is available on iTunes.*

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Dancing On Tables – Colour Me Good – Single Review

Dancing On Tables, the indie-dance quintet of Robbie McSkimming, Callum Thomas, Hamish Finlayson, Gregor Stobie and Michael Waterworth from Dunfermline in Scotland, released the single Colour Me Good on the 14th.

Dancing On Tables

Dancing On Tables

Having fast grown an audience with their user friendly tunes, in Colour Me Good the quintet have challenged themselves to work within a slightly different sphere, while not wishing to alienate their existing fanbase and have been able to transition successfully.

Their earlier catalogue I find a little featherweight of texture and stay for my personal taste, though ideal to penetrate the radio market they were aiming to secure. Colour Me Good, while still music for easy moments has more depth and a less formulaic structure affording the song a more natural flow and a measure of connectivity making for a release I do recommend adding to the birthday bash playlist.

Whether this marks a slightly new direction for the quintet or a one-off foray- time will tell.

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