MUSIC ROUNDUP: May Releases 2018

As ever, this month's music round up is eclectic, super alternative and shines a light on 10 new and exciting Scottish tracks! To get your new music fix, swipe down to the footer and subscribe to the Spotify playlist. Now - crank up your speaker and enjoy!


Bossy Love - Talk To Me. 

Talk To Me” is the latest instalment from Glasgow RnB/Pop duo of Amanda Wilkinson and John Baillie JR: Bossy Love. Yet again the duo show their craft for exciting, and catchy songwriting. Is this your soundtrack of the summer? The band will join Sacred Paws and The Van T’s in Edinburgh’s Leith Theatre on Friday 24th August. 

blood blood - The Fool - GLA

blood blood is the new electronica solo project by Machines In Heaven member Davey Gwynne. The new video is shot by Julie Fern Crawford, and Catriona Clegg, with the full length ‘Black Tarot’ out now on Glasgow label Hot Gem. 

CS Buchan - Mystery w/ Michael Chang

Mystery is taken off CS Buchan's debut album titled “CS Buchan & Friends” which was released on May 25th. ‘Mystery’ features vocal harmonies with Michael Chang formerly of Indian Red Lopez (previous SAMA winners back in 2011!) The 11 track album features a lot of exciting collaborations with Scottish songwriters such as Lizabett Russo, Pete Harvey, Steven Milne, Iona Fyfe and many more. Out now on Aberdeen’s Fitlike Records. 

Carla J Easton - Wanting What I Can’t Have

Teasing releases from an upcoming solo album, Carla J Easton, also known for TeenCanteen amongst other projects, is back with another single! True to form you can expect a synth drenched track backed by those now trademark vibrant vocal stylings.

Free Love - Synchronicity  

Making a fresh return with a fitting name change, revelling in the aftermath of an explosive set at The Great Escape last month, this track poses a positively cosmic soundscape, prescribing a much needed injection of unadulterated dance-pop from the Glasgow duo.

Modern Studies - Disco

The Perth four-piece have produced a hauntingly exquisite track perfectly contrary to what its name may suggest, though overwhelmingly folk infused, hints of jazz peek through with the incorporation of brass instrumentation to form the most ethereal track that will leave you wanting more!

Sicly - Redy

Another new guise was formed this month as Glasgow’s Forever made their return with an interesting new release and name to match! Two and a half minutes of disjointed synth pleasure to leave you with nothing but intrigue, a very warm return for this trio!

Solareye - All These People Are Me

This solo debut full length may have taken years in the making but it’s been well worth the wait for this brutally honest take on all things socially, politically and personally aware, whose undeniable passion for the cause cannot be questioned!

Sweaty Palms - Transit Paul

From the band whose back-catalogue is as allusive as their stage presence, following recent dates across the country, the start of the month saw them release new single Transit Paul shamelessly adding to the ever-menacing production styling they’ve grown to hone well. You can catch them play at Stereo in Glasgow on 9th June, in support of their debut album which is released on 8th June on Nice Swan Records.

Tracyanne & Danny - It Can't Be Love Unless It Hurst

Tracyanne & Danny is a collaborative project between Tracyanne Campbell, singer and songwriter in celebrated Glaswegian indie band Camera Obscura, and Bristol’s Danny Coughlan (Crybaby). The track ‘Alabama’ also features guest vocals by Edwyn Collins who also produced the album, alongside Sean Read (Dexys). We’ve picked out “It Can’t Be Love Unless It Hurts” enjoy! 

*You can find Sicly on Soundcloud here.

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