Monthly Archives: February 2011

Scottish Pop Song of the Day #24

RM Hubbert – For Maria (2010) Acoustic-axe heartbreaker RM Hubbert expresses himself through his instrumentals, so I’ll let his music do the talking. If you’d like to know more about the Glasgow musician and DIY mainstay, here’s an interview I did with him … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #23

Iona Marshall v FOUND – Johnny I Can’t Walk the Line (2011) FOUND are getting everyone’s knickers in a twist with their forthcoming album, factorycraft (Chemikal Underground), and rightly so. I’ve written an as-yet unpublished review so will hold off … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #22

The Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon (1985)   Well I’ll be damned. I went online to double-check the release date of this brilliant song, with the intention of writing something about its supernatural power of endurance; about my after-school cafe job in the … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #21

Miaoux Miaoux – Snow (2010) Let’s enjoy this lovely seasonal psalm from Glasgow-based techno-melodist Miaoux Miaoux – aka some time Maple Leaf Justin Corrie – before we turn the corner into Spring (she says hopefully). I gave Snow joint Single of the Fortnight in The List last … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #20

Inspector Tapehead – Pherenzik Tear (2010) You feel you could happily wait a lifetime for the  close-knit vocals to sidle into this ace, slow-burning meditation on broken love in the frozen food aisle. The build-up is so gradual, so casually rocking, and Inspector … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #19

Gilded Lil – Departure Lounge (1998) The internet has some serious holes. I had hoped to rake out a wee bit of history on Edinburgh(?) pop insurgents Gilded Lil, but there is very little online – testament, of course, to their heyday preceding … Continue reading

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Scottish Pop Song of the Day #18

Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (1984) I can think of few pop songs, or music videos, which capture social climate, family rejection, loneliness and prejudice as beautifully – and heartbreakingly – as this:

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