The Listening Post #5

What we’ve had on the office stereo this week
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S.C.U.M
‘Faith Unfolds’
This week’s Listening Post is made up entirely of acts that we’ve got coming up in the next few months, since it’s pretty much all we’ve been spinning, what with all the new announcements and all. First up, it’s this bunch of shoegazers, who play the Harley on 28th February. Theirs is a more synth-focussed take on the genre than many others, none more so than on this swooning slice of 80s gloom-pop.
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Let’s Wrestle
‘In Dreams Part II’
We couldn’t be happier that the slacker-rock outfit have been added to the bill at Queens Social Club on 11th February. ‘In Dreams Part II’ is from their latest album Nursing Home, and is exactly the kind of wonky, offbeat pop that we need to get us through the Glum Months.
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Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells
‘Glasgow Jubilee’
The Drowned in Sound review of Everything’s Getting Older, the Scots’ album of last year, made reference to this smut-fest’s ‘itchy, sweaty groove’ and we definitely couldn’t have put it better ourselves. Glibly foul-mouthed, here’s a tale of glamourlessly seedy encounters in modern-day Glasgow. Unsettling, and awesome.
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Portico Quartet
‘(Something’s Going Down On) Zavodo’
This is probably our favourite from the ridiculously forward-thinking post-jazz outfit’s Mercury-nominated 2008 record Knee-Deep In The North Sea, although the whole affair is pretty faultless. There’s a sharp, metallic percussion running through all their work that marks it out as their own, created with the use of a hang, in case you were wondering.
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