Cosplay The Hard Way by Blue Sky Archives"Four Glasgow Bears and one Lady-Bear WLTM knights and knight-ettes in shining armour to download their free single, and do romance / dirty sex stuff. Loving, loyal and a big fan of Prince, looking for the same in someone special. Likes: GSOH, GBH, pina coladas, walks in (purple) rain and Primus. Dislikes: people who kick cats, pigeons and other small creatures. And anyone who plays Paul Stanley’s solo material in a public place." - Lauren Mayberry (Blue Sky Archives)
Ooh err missus Mayberry! Well, if that kinda thing sounds right up your street, then you can get your hands on the latest single from these five Glasgow bears absolutely free... so long as you sign up to their mailing list. But that's a very small price to pay for something which is pretty damn good! Pina Coladas not included.
Never Again/Simple by New Town Triptych"Having been misunderstood and burned in the past I am a total contradiction. While I say Never Again, here I am writing a lonely hearts ad. If you are interested enough to see my face, you'll find it hiding behind my silent mouth unable to decide what to do...." - Scott Thomson (New Town Triptych)
This further hammers home their burgeoning reputation as one of the country's most exciting new bands. Now a 5-piece, this is New Town Triptych's new double A-side funded by Creative Scotland. If you ask me, there's definite touches of early Broken Records to the A+ side Never Again. The single will be available to the first 200 downloaders for FREE. Here's hoping I've not posted this too late!
This City by The Last September"Grizzly, well travelled character, with perhaps too much life experience seeks harmony and a renewed faith in humanity. Surely there’s sunshine and rainbows out there? Must share a love of a catchy chorus. Can’t we all just get along?" - Pete Deane (The Last September)
Yes, yes we can! Now this one isn't out to buy until the beginning of March but teasing bastards as they are, The Last September have put it up on their SoundCloud to whet your appetite. The eagle-eared amongst you might recognise it as a re-working of Tough Love from their As The Crow Flies album which hit the shelves... last September!
Traps by So Many Animal Calls"Young, overly emotional boy seeks companions to help him dig a hole. It's definitely not for a body. Ownership of a spade, a penchant for aggressive pop and willingness to accept 6/4 timing a must. The hole is not for a body. Definitely not." - Sean McKenna (So Many Animal Calls)
Hmmm definitely sounds to me like it's for a body! This is failpoppers So Many Animal Calls' debut single which is out on the 13th February via the rather lovely Overlook Records.
Zut Alors by My Tiny Robots"Four unconventionally handsome musicians, assorted shapes and sizes, seek the public face of their music. Ideal candidate will have the looks of Thierry Henry, the anger of Eric Cantona and the sexual prowess of Nicolas Sarkozy. Zur Alors, out now on iTunes and Bandcamp." - Gareth Anderson (My Tiny Robots)
Ooh la la! This is one of my tips for 2012, My Tiny Robots' second appearance on the Singles Club, with this, their second in a set of three singles being released this winter. Much like the first one (Guild of Defiants) this one is tres bien!
Smart E.P. by Smart"Three young men seeking like-minded individuals to share a love of deep-pocket grooving and hook-laden pop. Must possess ears, a funky disposition and at least one suit which isn’t for court. Open to men and women of all ages. We just want someone to hold us…" - Graeme Macdonald (Smart)
Ah so nothing to do with Mark Speight and Kirsten Whatseherface... oh well. Still, this is a great debut from newcomers Smart. They just want someone to hold them... is that too much to ask??