Off the back of supporting The Twilight Sad at their sold out show at Glasgow Barrowlands and on their European tour in November 2018, singer songwriter Michael Timmons continues to exhibit a sparse, angst-ridden sound on his latest single, The Games Room. A sound that cuts deep to the soul, the track was written as an ode to his father who passed away last year, and explores the process of grieving and one’s own experience in dealing with death. The Games Room packs an emotional punch as Timmons' ethereal, yet mournful vocals take centre stage; reflective, bittersweet but always intensely emotional.
Glasgow risers HYYTS return with their latest precocious pop release, Car Crash Carnivore, out now. Kicking off with Adam’s ethereal falsetto soaring over soft synth soundscapes, the duo’s disco and alt-pop influences clearly shine through. Adam whimsically stays true to his roots with his own take on ‘skip-hop’ (Scottish hip-hop), creating a sound that feels truly refreshing and unpredictable. Talking about the track, HYYTS elaborate, “Car Crash Carnivore is a warning to all the shapeshifters and monsters that live among us and try to blend in. We wanted all the creatures that lurk in the shadows of show business and politics to know that we’re on to them and there’s no price for our souls”.
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HAVVK hypnotise further with their ambient new track The Factory, out now via Veta Records. This track is the fourth release from their upcoming debut album, Cause & Effect, out on 22nd November 2019. Bringing the trio back to their shoegaze roots, The Factory captivates instantly with its shimmering guitar riffs and brooding bass lines. Front woman Julie Hawk’s distinctively ethereal vocal soars as the track ascends into an almighty chorus, sounding akin to the likes of Daughter or Cocteau Twins.