06 April 2012
What would you do if a total stranger started slagging your band off on the internet, well if you're Adam Ross from Randolph's Leap, you'd write them a song. Obviously. You can download 'Brian' for free over on their SoundCloud page.
Brian by Randolph's Leap
The new single by Glasgow-based songwriter Robin Adamstruly is a joy to behold. Available on download only, ‘Sun Behind The Storm’, isn't technically a freebie as it's up as one of those ‘name your price’ deals on his Bandcamp page. Whether you want to pay anything is your call, give it a listen and make your own mind up.
Perthshire indie pop starlets, Poor Things have posted up their new single, 'Miss World Contemplates...' as a free download on their SoundCloud page. Fans of the French Wives take note, as this should be right up your street.
Miss World Contemplates... by POOR THINGS
Ahead of the release of their forthcoming debut album, Edinburgh electro experimentalists, Homework are giving away their new single 'Thoughts' as a free download on Bandcamp.The band are also going to playing a showcase gig on Thursday the 12th of April at Sneaky Petes in Edinburgh as part of this years Wide Days. The gig is free, however, in order to gain entry you need to sign up in advance for tickets which you can do by the following this link
The Mouse That Ate The Cat
Glasgow based electro-pop outift TMATC are out on tour this week in support of their free downloadable track 'Like Lightbulbs'. The duo which are comprised of Brian Henderson (former lead singer of The Dykeenies) and Colin Keenan (formerly of Drive-By Argument) are playing at King Tuts tomorrow night with support from Seed, Digital Jones and Farewell Singapore. Following that you can cath them on the 10th at PJ Molloys in Dunfermline, the 12th at Cafe Drummonds in Aberdeen, the 15th Mad Hatters in Inverness and then at the end of the month they're playing at the Rock The Broath two day festival in Arbroath on the 28th. Further details on all of these gigs and ticket links can be found here.
In anticipation of the release of her new single, Eggshells, the very talented Rachel Sermanni is giving away a free download of an acoustic version of the song in exchange for your email address.
According to the the Chinese zodiac, 2012 is The Year of the Dragon. I guess Scotland didn't get the memo, as our bands are coming out in force to show their love for the Bear. Off the top of my head we have Behold The Old Bear, Brown Bear & The Bandits, As In Bear (RIP) and Bear Bones, and now we have another addition to our grizzly sloth we can add Glasgow alt-rock outfit Bear Arms. The four piece are currently giving away their single 'Towers' as a free download on their Bandcamp page.
If you like your post-rock, then you might want to check out the recent Live Secretly EP from Glasgow outfit, Thula Borah. The EP which was recorded by Andy Miller (Mogwai, Arab Strap, De Rosa ) at Gargleblast Studios is free to download from their Bandcamp page.
If you're looking for something a little less 'rocky', then CS Buchan might just be for you. The Aberdeen based singer-songwriter has posted up a couple of songs from a split EP that he released with Kitchen Cynics, on a pay what you want basis on his Bandcamp page. Fans of Nick Drake and things of a gentler persuasion take note this might just be the gentle soundtrack you were looking for the start of you Easter weekend.
Scottish multi-instrumentalist Chris Lee-Marr, aka Esperi is out on tour around Scotland at the moment, calling at Aberdeen on Saturday night, then he'll be through in Glasgow next Sunday (15th) at Pivo Pivo. As wee gift to the world he's posted up his new song 'the countryside, no city dust here' as a free download on his SoundCloud page.
the countryside,no city dust here by Esperi
Dogs Got A Bone Compilation
The second compilation from the Dogs Got A Bone radio show has been posted up on Bandcamp as a free download. Featuring Dead Star Sonics, My Electric Love Affair, The Murlocs, Mummy Short Arms, Confusion, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Frantic Chant, Shambles Miller, Kick To Kill, The Girobabies, Spaceface, Missing Cat, Blasfima Sinna, Delta Mainline, The Cat That Walks Alone and Un.Real. Download it for free here.
I Am Home Alone
Another free-to-download compilation that's up for grabs comes from Aberdonian promoters, Home Alone who care giving away a series of free downloads from some of the best bands that the the north-east of Scotland has to offer including, The Little Kicks, Marionettes and JJ Bull.
To finish off this week freebies we have yet another free tune from those prolific Drunk Mule boys, I don't know how these boys keep churning out cracking wee songs like this, but they do. Get your hands on their latest offering Love That Sound for free on Bandcamp.