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LYLO are a Glasgow five piece who have been making adventurous pop music and wowing sold out shows in Glasgow for the past three years. From their dream pop and shoegaze beginnings the band have more recently embraced post-punk dynamics and no wave function with 80’s synth, jazz and pop elements to make their own distinctive and ambitious sound. LYLO’s main songwriters Mitch Flynn (Guitar/Vocals), Justin Allan (Drums) and Jack Seaton (Bass) record, mix and produce all of LYLO’s music and self released their debut album Handsome Living (2015) online. Their recent album Post Era (2018) was released on El Rancho.
Heralded as ones to watch in 2018 – LYLO showcased at SXSW, playing seven shows in six days including Hotel Vegas, Radio Milk and the legendary Music For Listeners day party. Back in Glasgow LYLO supported Porches, Molly Nilsson, Juniore and Belle & Sebastian at their huge outdoor show in the summer. Their album ‘Post Era’ launched at a sold out Stereo in January gained fans across the globe, receiving a number of great reviews from the likes of Loud & Quiet, Clash, The Line of Best Fit and more. The album was praised highly by the Scottish media (The List, The Skinny, The Scotsman, The National) and made #2 in The Skinny’s Scottish Albums of the Year readers poll. LYLO also recorded two live sessions for BBC 6Music and BBC Radio Scotland Introducing where the band have been championed by Vic Galloway. In November they were awarded Scotland’s Best Live Act at the SAMA’s (Scottish Alternative Music Awards). ‘LYLO dropped ‘Nothin’ New’ a brand new single late last year, released on El Rancho worldwide and via Born Loser Records in the U.S..
2019 kicks off in February with a UK tour supporting The Orielles on ten dates, plus shows with White Denim (Belfast/Dublin), Mothers (Leeds) and Wild Nothing (Glasgow). LYLO are available for festivals throughout 2019. The band have confirmed performances at Liverpool Sound City and Gold Sounds in Leeds with shows in various cities to coincide. LYLO are currently working on an EP as their next release for release later this year.
Born out of a fertile guitar scene in Glasgow, Sweaty Palms are Acerbic, witty and armed with a plethora of sleazy, garage rock goodness, the bands singles ‘Queer Fatwa’, ‘Captain Of The Rugby Team’ and ‘Transit Paul’ hark to the dirtier, more honest side of guitar music recalling the likes of Fat White Family, The Birthday Party and The Fall.
Their debut album, ‘Quit Now’, was released in June 2018 on Nice Swan records and drew acclaim for its astute look at the mires of our society whilst providing a platter of snarling, discordant ditties that sits, legs splayed, amongst the more placid versions of guitar music that circulate. They caught the ears of BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway who brought them in for a session on his show before playing to a heaving Rough Trade East not long after. Standout track, The Illusionist, a favourite of BBC6 Music’s Lauren Laverne and Tom Ravenscroft, was added to Spotify’s ‘Punked’ playlist to whet anyone’s appetite for controlled chaos.
Amassing a cult following wherever they play, the band’s Spring 2018 UK tour was a triumphant success, peppered with appearances at The Great Escape, a Damo Suzuki support slot and a gig with So Young magazine. Sweaty Palms ended the year with a DIY Mag/Jäger Curtain Call single launch and have kickstarted 2019 with a run of shows during Independent Venue Week.
The band are currently working on new material and gearing up for a tour of Portugal and Spain this June.
Since starting out making music originally as Poor Things, Craig has become heavily involved in Glasgow’s DIY scene, assisting various bands, putting on gigs and hosting all-dayers across the city. It’s out of that creative fervour and energy that Savage Mansion has emerged – as a vehicle for Craig’s effervescent speak-sing slice- of-life songs, abetted on record and at shows by a revolving cast of musicians typically including Lewis Orr on drums and Andrew McPherson and Jamie Dubber from Catholic Action on second guitar and bass (former drummer Taylor Stewart features on the record and remains the band’s spiritual guru). Revision Ballads also features backing vocals from Scottish Album of the Year nominee Martha Ffion, whose single ‘No Applause’ / ‘Lead Balloon’ was released via Lost Map in 2015, and with whom Craig performs as guitarist in her live band.
Craig made his debut for Lost Map as Savage Mansion with a double A-side PostMap single in 2017 – ‘Do You Say Hello To Your Neighbours? / ‘Honeymoon’. It was followed in May 2018 by the Document EP, which was released as a limited-edition Lost Cat cassette. Gathering together some previously released tracks together with a clutch of brand new material, Revision Ballads wears its influences from the Velvet Underground, Neil Young, REM, Pavement and Parquet Courts proudly on its sleeve, and represents the first complete statement yet as to what makes Savage Mansion such a loud, loose and endlessly entertaining proposition. From the ferociously melodic likes of ‘Bring Down The City Hall’ and ‘Nudist Beach’ to deceptively easy-going earworm about confronting a childhood tormentor ‘Elwood’, ‘Dog O’ Tears’ rambling response to living in an increasingly xenophobic society, and the final climactic bone-rattling shake of ‘Older and Wiser’, Savage Mansion are the heart and the soul and the kick-in-the-arse call to action every self-respecting DIY scene needs.
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