On the day that Scottish music loses One Up Records in Aberdeen, it seems right as any to make note of artists from across the board that have caught my own ears recently.
Woodenbox (previously Woodenbox With a Fistful of Fivers, quite the memorable mouthful), recently announced a signing to Olive Grove Records and a forthcoming LP. With the announcement came the teaser track Race To The Flood, 3 minutes of glorious Americana with the Scottish flavour. The rousing track bodes well for the new album.
Ayrshire-based Brave Young Red will release their debut EP, Roots, in March with a launch gig on the 28th of February at the 13th Note to celebrate. Their bandcamp is currently offering Brown Boots for free download and the 6-minute folk toe-tapper showcases a lot of what the band have to offer.
Melodic guitars and warm keys combine on VsVs' debut single November Snow, due for release February 18th, to make for a very full sounding and promising track from the Glasgow band.
Having studied in Stirling, I am always happy to hear new music from the area and End of Neil's acoustic rock should go far beyond the little city. Save My Soul showcases both the lyrical and anthemic sides that could take End of Neil to great things this year and beyond.
And on the video front PAWS released a video for Sore Tummy in the last week, featuring multiple fish-eye views, a Gerry Loves Record t-shirt and lots of autumnal leaves. A feast for the eyes and the ears.