The Filthy Tongues- Having once provided musical props to the sparkling Shirley Mansun in Goodbye Mr McKenzie the pedigree of these Scottish post post punk craftsmen of gnarled song is immense. And zeitgeist wise they've always been plugged right in, just now they have co -written 4 of the 11 songs on the new SKIDS album with singer Richard Jobson including BBC 6Music 'turntable smash' 'Kings Of The New World Order' and the title track of the LP 'Burning Cities' The Tongues get filthy with suitably dirty post punk and grinding poetic folk rock oft times replete with fiddles and tings.... Nick Cave might be a lazy comparison but actually has far more in common with Crime And The City Solution and if you want supercool '80s indie associations. Scots accent thoroughly, agreeably intact as tales of woe and wonder are wondrously woven. Nice. With their own new album 'Jacob's Ladder' about to emerge this is what God is in the TV had to say These songs wrap themselves around you like a warm blanket and effortlessly soothe your soul.
Sister Witch- Nice and slinky sleazoid rocknroll with high glamour quotient from former Rachel Stamp main man David Ryder Prangley and the lusciously louche lady (soz) upfront Lux Lyall- or as they put it 'A daemon baby doll Bonnie Parker, dragging her feet back home after an all night bender in Zelda Sayres skin. Lungs full of laudanum, lovelorn, lost. Dolly Haze broken vocals, accompanied by restless drumbeats and guitars that roll their eyes at the attempt of vengeance. Alongside a quiet but calculating Warhol cult leader.' Not many.
Marc Hepburn-Bouncy, hook-laden pop blues , cut from similar cloth to Paulo Nuttini and Imelda May but with a sassy 1950's element embracing Ray Charles, Little Richard and Larry Williams , great stuff.