Monday, 10 August 2015

Almost Scottish Fiction Volume 5

Another month and another six tracks to indulge in courtesy of Scottish Fiction and our good pals Almost Predictable, Almost.  This month we've got the highest of high fashion as evidenced by our brilliant cover art - again provided by Findlay from burnhouse industries.  So dive in and strut your stuff with tracks from Earths, Poor Frisco, The Maybes, Gus Harrower, YuTaNi and Nothing Universe.

Once again the EP is curated by myself on behalf of Scottish Fiction, and David McElroy from Almost Predictable, Almost and features tracks from our favourite artists over the past four weeks.  To grab your copy head along to the Scottish Fiction Bandcamp, or the Almost Predictable, Almost Bandcamp and download for free.

Earths - Kangerlussuaq

Kangerlussuaq  demonstrates a new, previously unseen, side to Earths.  Stripped away from the fuzz and lo-fi elements, we see uplifting guitars, crisp percussion and haunting vocals.

Poor Frisco - What's Left of It

Taken from their forthcoming debut album, What's Left of It  showcases Poor Frisco at their best.  With shades of The Shins and Pixies at play, What's Left of It  is a great track from the East Kilbride five piece.

The Maybes - What You Can Remember

The Maybes are a Glasgow based duo whose recent EP Contra Todos  features this track, What You Can Remember,  which displays their melodic indie pop at its best.

Gus Harrower - Mystery

Mystery  is the lead and title track from the debut EP by Edinburgh's Gus Harrower.  At only 17, Gus is already a talented singer/songwriter who brings to mind the likes of Bon Iver.

YuTaNi - Mt. Minakami

YuTaNi is the solo project of Machines In Heaven's Connor Reid.   His album, At The End Of Day,  is a superb mix of downtempo and ambient elctronica.  Mt Minakami  is the album's centrepiece - a beautiful slice of electropop influenced electronica and one of this year's outstanding tracks.

Nothing Universe - Pyre

With a track taken from the band's live EP recorded at King Tut's, this track showcases the direction that Nothing Universe, previously known as Phases, have been taking with their music.  Layered, dense, and intriguing Pyre  builds things up only to tear it all down in an climatic frenzy.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Dec '91 - Scottish Fiction Session Videos

Playing under the pseudonym of Dec '91, Craig Ferrie uses the simplest of ingredients - a guitar, a keyboard and his voice - to craft encapsulating stories of melancholia.  An artist who it was a delight to welcome along for a Scottish Fiction Session, and who embodies real artistic values.

Below are videos for the tracks I'll Try To Let You Know,  Bad Man,  and Catherine  which were recorded at Pulse 98.4 as part of the band's Scottish Fiction Session.  To hear the full show, including interview, check out the Scottish Fiction Podcast for 30th July 2015.