Still image from the video of Your Dreams single by The Raptors

The Raptors sink their teeth into a tour of their hometown in the video for latest single ‘Your Dreams’. This Glasgow-based four-piece were formed by Becca Murray (guitar and lead vocals) and Jane Lloyd (guitar and vocals) who were then joined by Jack Mata (drums) and Juana Adcock (bass and vocals). Latest single ‘Your Dreams’ …

Photo of Del Amitri on stage at Glasgow Barrowlands on 28 July 2018

Justin Currie – frontman of Scots chart botherers Del Amitri – has unlocked his personal vault of memorabilia to raise money for a friend’s charity. Handwritten lyrics, a tour jacket and laminates, notebooks and a signed Fender guitar are just a few of the items that Del Amitri fans can get their hands on through …

Album artwork for The Departure by Siobhan Wilson

Siobhan Wilson invites us to join her on an expedition through concepts of identity and independence on mesmerising new album The Departure. Siobhan Wilson is celebrating independence in many ways. Not only did she successfully crowdfund her new album The Departure (out on 10 May via Suffering Fools Records), but she is also releasing it …

Promo image of The Van T's for their single 'Control'

The Van T’s get set to dominate the airwaves again with powerful new single ‘Control’. ‘Control’ (out now via Big Indie Records and listen below), is another sucker punch of a single from The Van T’s. The Glasgow quartet – Chloe Van Thompson (vocals, guitar), Hannah Van Thompson (vocals, guitar), Joanne Forbes (bass) and Shaun …

Tim May Ovada Oxford photographed by Andrew Ogilvy Photography

Aliens demonstrate their collective power on new single ‘Long Way To Run’. Aliens is a music/film collective that began to take form in 2016 on the back of troubling world events – terrorism, Trump and Brexit, to name a few. Composer and producer Iain Harvie (of Scots rockers Del Amitri) and filmmaker, songwriter and singer …

Album artwork for Interview Music by Idlewild

Idlewild explore variations on a dream with kaleidoscopic new album Interview Music. When Idlewild returned from a five-year break in 2015 with their anthemic album Everything Ever Written, it felt like reuniting with an old friend – as soon as you’re back in their presence for five minutes, it’s like you’ve never been separated. It …

Promo image of Siobhan Wilson for Marry You single. Image credit: Chris Scott

Siobhan Wilson departs from fragility and arrives in a fiercer place with the video for latest single ‘Marry You’. In 2017 Siobhan Wilson released her critically acclaimed album There Are No Saints. We adored it for its sheer beauty, but also the way it showed us a darker side to Wilson’s music that we had …

It's Real by Ex Hex album artwork

Ex Hex defeat the curse of second album disappointment by bringing us more ripping power pop on It’s Real. I’m not going to lie: I’m a few days late to the review party for Ex Hex’s new album It’s Real (out now on Merge). So, following my initial write-up, I read some other reviews from …

Photo of Siobhan Wilson on stage at Saint Luke's on 3 February 2019

Siobhan Wilson ensures that the Celtic Connections festival ends on a high note, with an eclectic set of new songs, old favourites and stunning covers at Saint Luke’s. 2019 has seen the most widespread Celtic Connections festival since it began in 1994 – with 2000 artists from 25 countries taking part in 300 events on …

Promo image of Ex Hex for Cosmic Cave single

It just got real – Ex Hex are back with punchy new single ‘Cosmic Cave’. It’s a great start to the year when you hear that a band you love will be releasing new material. American trio Ex Hex are one of the bands I’ve been eagerly awaiting to hear from and not only have …