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Afternoon Naps – Parade (2009)

Afternoon naps are a pretty amiable thing to name your band after, even if it is hardly the most exciting. These few hours are simple but highly productive, at least in the sense that recuperation amidst a weekday’s chaos...
 
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God Help the Girl

Belle & Sebastian have always been one of the finest examples of how simplicity and intricacy are not exclusive entities in music. The Glasgow-based group’s melodies have always been extremely accessible; the arrangements f...

 
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A Frightened Rabbit in a Midnight Organ Fight

With acclaimed artists like Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, and Mogwai becoming highly reputable names over the past few years, even the youngest of indie-rock fans are beginning to recognize the Scottish town of Glasgo...
 
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Lovely Afternoons in Cardiff

Sometimes the oddest of mixtures can bring a band together. For The Afternoons, it was a mutual love for the prolific David Bowie and the spicy Indian dish, curry. Hey, whatever works. Since their formation in 1999, lead vocali...

 
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1990s (the band, not the decade)

Think back to the 1990s. What comes to mind? For me and many others engaged in music, we all remember the uprising of grunge, alternative, and Brit-pop. Indeed, we know them as the glory years before the formulaic boy bands and...
 
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California Snow Story

If his new project did not look so promising, David Skirving would most likely be kicking himself for leaving the acclaimed Camera Obscura when he did. Now a fixture in the contemporary indie-pop scene, Camera Obscura has now b...

 
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Strike The Colours Makes a Lasting Impression

I suppose it would be safe to assume that Jenny Reeve is finally on the verge of catching her big break. Although she is the front-woman and lead songwriter for the new Glasgow-based act Strike The Colours, Reeve has been devel...
 
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The Zetland Players; Butcher Boy

I’m sure your mother has told you at least once to “respect your elders”. The Zetland Players are certainly respectful, with two of the three members taking cues from their grandfathers, who were both musician...

 
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Cornelius starts to feel Sensuous

If analogies are to your liking, the popular opinion is that Cornelius is the “Japanese version of Beck”. While it may be true that both artists utilize a countless number of musical genres in their songs, Cornelius...
 
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Arab Strap x 0.5 = Malcolm Middleton

Scotland’s own Arab Strap certainly had a great run. Last September, the likable duo of Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton announced that they would be going their separate ways. They played their final show at the ABC Gl...