Almost Scottish Fiction Volume 7
Posted by Neil Wilson
We’ve been somewhat sleeping on the job when it comes to our continuing Almost Scottish Fiction EP series. Not sleeping so much, as watching. Waiting. Anticipa… No, can’t do that. The simple fact is we’ve had our hands full, but now, finally, we’re delighted to unveil Volume 7, this time featuring tracks from Diamond Christ, Super Inuit, m^tch, Errant Boy and Jack McKay Fletcher. Please do use this as an opportunity to delve into the music of each contributor – these tracks are merely an small glimpse into their worlds.
As always this month’s EP is curated by myself on behalf of Scottish Fiction, and David McElroy from Almost Predictable. Almost and features tracks from our favourite artists over the past months. To grab your copy head along to the Scottish Fiction Bandcamp, or the Almost Predictable. Almost Bandcamp and download for free (or you can click on the player above).
Diamond Christ – Lizard Squad
Lizard Squad snakes and pulses like the sounds of a eerie night. The drum, bass, snare combo all feeding into an energy that is locked into a repetitive groove, with layers of mystique and haze atop. Lizard Squad throws a left at the junction marked ‘math-rock’, leading us to the outro with some insanely programmed beats.
Super Inuit – Mossfellbær
The project of Edinburgh’s Brian Pokora, Super Inuit‘s deep cutting sounds create unease and anxiety. Doom laden, and foreboding, Mossfellbær is a journey that takes you through the dark corners of the night and back out the other side again.
m^tch – Breath of Lies
Some more brilliant and creative beats from Glasgow producer m^tch, who has given us Breath of Lies exclusively for our new EP. Half early ’00’s R’n’B banger, half trippy electro, 100% fun.
Errant Boy – Hey! Columbus
Taken from the Edinburgh based band’s debut album A Wayward Mirror, this track showcases Errant Boy‘s pop sensibilities perfectly. The melodies take centre stage, with throwbacks to classic Scottish indie pop bands like Belle & Sebastian, Orange Juice and The Associates.
Jack McKay Fletcher – Teacups
There’s an air of maturity and a feel of old ‘jazz records’ to this track from Edinburgh’s Jack McKay Fletcher. In my opinion it’s lovely, laid back enough to relax too, but with enough going on to capture and keep your attention. The sign of future things to come we hope.