Sep 05, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Opening to the sound of a gong on "I'm a Vampire," this Glasgow trio settles in with a spare guitar/bass/drum vamp built to drive on singer/guitarist Dale Barclay, who sounds utterly, violently obsessed by his lyrical concerns. More

Sep 04, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Most of us presumed that Karen O could do quite well solo. Even without the heroic backing of her poppy neo-no-wave cohorts in Yeah Yeah Yeahs, she's always been a figure unto herself with her magnetic stage presence and insouciant personality. More

The Phantom Band

Strange Friend

Chemikal Underground

Sep 04, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The first 10 seconds of Strange Friend is all you need to realize that listening through it is going to beif nothing elsefun. More

Peter Murphy

Lion

Nettwerk

Sep 04, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Peter Murphy first made his name as the frontman for Bauhaus, the prototypical goth rock band. All these years later, Murphy still sings like David Bowie's evil twin and can erect a cemetery of darkened synths, guitars, and drums like nobody's business. More

Sep 03, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

What singer/songwriter Al Spx refers to as her "doom soul" is a sound that, had early gospel and blues styles come together in a contemporary setting, colliding freely and comfortably (with little spiritual chafing), might resemble the songs of Neuroplasticity. More

Sep 03, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

When bands give a genre a much needed shot in the arm, they usually do so by borrowing from one band in particular who made said genre great. More

Sep 03, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

On first listen to Honeyblood's infectious self-titled debut, you'd never guess this Glasgow-based group was only a two-piece. More

Coves

Soft Friday

Nettwerk

Sep 02, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Coves are the U.K.-based project of singer/songwriter Beck Wood and producer John Ridgard. They recorded their debut album Soft Friday in a basement studio called Castle Grayskull, and the kitschy nostalgia must have been oozing off the walls. More

Sep 02, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

James Yorkston appears to be growing old gracefully. While many a middle-aged man spends his days desperately clinging to an ever-evaporating youth, the unassuming Scottish songwriter is moving through the decades with dignity. More