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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 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 the brand new single late last year, released on El Rancho worldwide and via Born Loser Records in the U.S.A.
So far this year the band have toured with both Juniore and The Orielles, opened two shows in Ireland/N.Ireland for White Denim and supported WildNothing and N0V3L as well as playing numerous headline shows. This August LYLO headline King Tuts in Glasgow and appear at Playground Festival with Hot Chip..
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The Roves hail from the suburbs of North London and are made up of brothers James & Tom Wing with the locomotive rhythm section of Luke Evans & Brendan Monahan. The band play guitar fuelled British rock and roll music with influences they say not from the music itself but from all art forms. In just under a year the band has released two stunning albums and toured extensively in this time, most recently across Europe with Nick Waterhouse.
Their S/T debut album popped out of nowhere in 2018 gleaming with bright jangle pop and classic songwriting moments which won the hearts of anyone who heard it. ‘The Roves’ made number five in the best international albums of 2018 by Hipersonica in Spain. Their latest LP ‘All Those Freaks’ (Meritorio) was released in April this year and added a dose of raw folk flare to their spirited 60’s sound. One reviewer recently described the new LP as ‘A treasure of the blessed hell’.
The Roves new summer smash ‘Hey Little Man’ was recorded to tape at Ray Davies’s Konk Studios and will be released on 7″ & digital on Friday 13th September by El Rancho. The vinyl cut was made from the lacquer master for total quality of sound, while a new 16mm video features the band frolicking around Hyde Park and Fortis Green in their halcyon days. Purists in their art The Roves say of the lead track “This is the first fully ‘Hi Fi’ track we’ve ever recorded. We added flutes, more harmonies, keyboards, mellotron and a 12 string Rickenbacker on there too. It’s a clue to the direction we’re about to take – A bigger sound, more interesting elements added into the production”.
The new single has already been receiving praise of the highest indie order from the likes of Bobby Gillespie, Stephen Pastel, John Cavanagh, Alan McGee and Gerry Love who has described it as an “instant classic”. The single will be launched on Sunday 15th September at the Freakender festival in Glasgow and on Saturday 21st at The Shacklewell Arms, London. The Roves will also be on tour this Oct/Nov with YAK and Nick Waterhouse in Europe.
Born out of a fertile guitar scene in Glasgow, Sweaty Palms are Acerbic, witty and armed with a plethora of sleazy goodness – merging a loud, reverb-drenched garage sound with anxiety-ridden, psych-goth flourishes to create an unnervingly powerful experience. 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 from performances at The Great Escape, Electric Fields, and for So Young Magazine as well as supports with Damo Suzuki, Protomartyr, Spring King, L.A. Witch, Fews and more. Sweaty Palms ended 2018 with a DIY Mag/Jäger Curtain Call single/launch.
In 2019 so far Sweaty Palms have headlined Portsmouth Psych Fest and performed at Liverpool Sound City, and are generally causing a raucous playing headline shows across the UK from week to week. The band are currently working on new material for their highly anticipated new release and gearing up to open the Big Top stage at End Of The Road in August.
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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.
Tomorrow Syndicate emerged from Glasgow’s Southside virtually fully formed, aesthetically honed as a DIY collective, absorbed in visual VHS expression (You Tube) and armed with dreamy, sci-fi influenced space age pop hooks that sound “uniquely and simultaneously yesterday, today and tomorrow”.
Their debut singles ‘Altered State/ Okulomotor’ and ‘Into The Void / X For The Unknown’ sold out in the blink of an eye and soon after their debut album ‘Future Tense’ all released on Polytechnic Youth sold out almost instantaneously, attaining universally rave reviews and a ton of 6music radio plays.
Their eagerly anticipated follow up ‘Citizen Input’ (Polytecnic Youth) breaks free from the confines of their home recording set up – now with a firmly established, expanded line up, the band set out to capture a more robust, energetic, fully realized live sound. The new 10” mini album is underpinned by a series of mesmeric Moog grooves and propulsive Dinger-esque motorik beats. Waves of synth-driven turbulence, sampled hypnotic spoken word passages and lucid, often bittersweet melodies aim to transfix and bewilder the listener.
Steve Lamacq played their new track ‘Captain, I am Fading’ recently and Gideon Coe who was the first to play the band on 6 is already showing his continued support. Moving in their own space and time and with only a handful of shows to their name, Tomorrow Syndicate have already amassed a devoted following and created cult pedigree status.
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