25 November 2011

Friday Freebies

Ah PAWS, I fucking love PAWS. They're noisy as fuck, they do what they want and they have great tunes to boot. They have a demo called 'How Can I Depend On You?', it's on SoundCloud, it's free and you should download it.

The Little Kicks
Aberdeen's finest, The Little Kicks are all set release their self-titled, second album this coming Monday. As a wee teaser of what to expect they've posted up their song 'Call Of Youth' for free download on Bandcamp.

Hear Glasgow
Glasgow Youth Music Forum, Hear Glasgow are hosting a series of gigs on Thursday nights at George Square during December between 6 to 9pm featuring and array of local talent including Open Swimmer, Bear Bones, Miaoux Miaoux, A Band Called Quinn, Shambles Miller andThe Seventeenth Century. To celebrate the gigs they're giving away a free sampler on SoundCloud of some festive tunes from some of the bands playing at the events. Further information on the gigs can be found here.

Armbands For Eskimos
I have done some hunting online, but I really can't tell you much about Armbands For Eskimos, I think they might have something to do with the band Ambulances, but I am really just basing that on the fact that they sound a wee bit similar and that they follow them on Twitter. What I do know for sure is that they have a song called 'Prayer For The Lost' up for free download on Bandcamp and that it's also rather good.

Again I don't know too much about this band, aside from the fact that I like the tunes. Bandcamp tells me they're a Welsh lo-fi outfit and that their Sketchbook Season EP is free to download. If they were Scottish I'd be all over this like a rash, which I guess just goes to show what a blinkered twat I really am.

Hipster Death Squad
Now how could I not post something by a band with a name that good. Seriously even if the songs were shit I would have to have posted something. Thankfully the songs aren't shit, they're pretty fucking awesome actually. They're also free to download. Nice.

Matt Norris & the Moon
One of the problems that I find with doing this post every week is that sometimes I forget whether or not I have posted some of these links before. Then again I guess somethings are worth repeating. Edinburgh outfit, Matt Norris & the Moon are one such band, they have a song called 'Volume Original First Light Of Day' which sounds a bit Mumford & Sons-ish, so if that's yer bag, then you'll probably dig this.

Shambles Miller
Glagsow's favourite lo-fi a folky-punkster, Shambles Miller has posted another one of his tunes up for free download. This new effort has been describes as being "a protest song about the protest song, in support of the occupy movement", whatever that might mean. Download 'For the Would-be Woody Guthrie' for free here.

monster island.
In terms of listening to non-Scottish music, 6Music aside, I really only hear new music from two other sources, The Waiting Room and Cloud Sounds. If you haven't checked these shows out get on it kids, they're braw. Ted from Cloud Sounds always amuses the fuck out of me, he knows he's funny and he even makes himself laugh, which I dig. He's also got a shit hot taste in music, and no I am not just saying that as he plays our stuff. He's introduced me to a lot of great stuff, which would include monster island. They have an album called 'cathedral steps' which is free to download on Bandcamp.

The Dodos
There was a time when I was very much down with the kids, almost hipster-ish (without the dress sense), I was very much on the pulse. Nowadays I have no fucking clue what's cool and what's not and I kind of like it that way. I guess that's just part of getting older. Back when I was 'with it', The Dodos were one of those kind of bands, I doubt that I'd ever find myself going back to listen to their older albums, but hey there was a time when they meant something to me. I guess that there must be some folk out there who still like them, so they might be interested to learn that the duo are offering up their new song "So Cold," in exchange for your email address.

The Spook School
Edinburgh four piece, The Spook School, have just posted up a new home recorded demo called 'Are You Who You Think You Are?' for free download on their Bandcamp page.

Laura Marling
From the bits and bobs that I have hear from the new Laura Marling album, it sounds pretty good. It's one of these albums that I keep meaning to check out, but never do. My loss I guess. If you haven't already heard it and want a taster, Amazon are giving away a free download of her song 'I Was Just A Card' here.

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