We’ve got loads on this month, including the return of some live music which we are absolutely thrilled about! Check out our upcoming events:
1 Some of our favourite local artists will be in DJing some tunes in the bar, these are FREE events and only require booking a table!
2 Our Tradcast Scottish music session sees live music return to the bar in line with all the COVID guidelines. These events are FREE and only require you to book a table.
3 We’ll be capping the month off with a visit from the legendary Don Letts as part of his “There And Black Again” tour, which looks back on his life and career in a series of stories and film clips. Ticket link from our website!
Their hot sauce has taken the Glasgow food scene by storm, and now our friends in PHAT MIKES have taken up a permanent residency in our Broadcast kitchen! We’re thrilled to have them along for the ride. Check out their menu and book a table now!
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We are happy to announce that with Glasgow moving to Level 2 this weekend, Broadcast will be reopening on THURSDAY 10 JUNE and will be showing the Euros! We also have some exciting kitchen news coming next week, so keep an eye on our social media!
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The first edition of The Weekly Broadcast from 2021 is here. As always we have selected some of the best new tunes for your listening pleasure. Words by Selina Mclean & Callum Fergusson.
Black Honey – Believer Another album is coming from the Brighton rockers, and with the latest teaser from what’s to come, it’s bound to a great album. The most recent release ‘Believer’ is exactly what you might expect from a Black Honey song with singer Izzy Phillips mesmeric voice hypnotising us
Shame – Nigel Hitter Ahead of their new album, Nigel Hitter is the fourth single off their eagerly anticipated second LP. Whilst the three prior singles had been a breath of fresh air for Shame fans, the latest single could arguably have featured in their first album and has a familiar feel to it. With the new album only a week away we cannot wait to hear the full thing. Tickets to Shame’s gig at QMU: http://bit.ly/3ov773q
Personal Trainer – Muscle Memory From the get-go, it’s hard to predict where this song is going, until the chorus hits and it is increasingly evident that Personal Trainer have released a banger. The short two-and-a-half-minute tune may be over quickly, but with uneasy and menacing verses that blossom into a very catchy chorus, this release from the Dutch act will easily engrain itself on your memory.
Open Letter – Beafets The East Kilbride four-piece return with yet another classic! Harking back with nostalgia to the guitar-led indie of your youth, there is sweet sentimentality to be found with this band amid sincere wordplay and catchy riffs.
Press Gang – TV Priest TV Priest have released a thin slice of post-punk goodness into the world. The explosive chorus bursts into action grabbing the attention immediately with snarling vicious undertones apparent throughout. A gnarly driving bassline and uncaring vocals may have you expecting a full-on chorus, but when it hits – oh boy!
Repent – Saint Agnes Taken from their upcoming mini-album due for release in March, the London four-piece return with an unrelenting heavy hitter of a track, switching seamlessly between harmonious and snarling vocal tones backed by piercing instrumentals for three minutes of gloriously intense chaos!
Kings of Leon – The Bandit After a 5-year release hiatus, Kings of Leon return with a comforting and familiar indie rock song. It could be said that the Kings of Leon song formula has been in place since their 2008 release hit the mainstream, and they have barely wavered from that style that shot them into fame. Whilst The Bandit is no Use Somebody or Sex on Fire, it Is still a very strong song with a catchy hook and a memorable chorus.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – I Wanna Be Like You Of course, you want to hear a children’s song covered by one of the best Psych bands around. PPC has covered possibly the catchiest Disney songs there is, and of course, with their own gritty take on things, you would be forgiven for thinking this was their latest original. The Aussies take no prisoners with an abundance of crazy guitar lines and wild drumming.
Fly Pan Am– Scanner This slow burner fizzles and whirls for 3 and a half minutes of genius instrumental uneasiness. This would not be out of place in an eery sci-fi thriller movie, and whilst the song itself doesn’t develop past this sinister soundscape, having listened to it a couple of times, the shivers down your back keep coming back.
Did you find out your embarrassing listening history on Spotify Wrapped this week? There is nothing wrong with loving a bit of Taylor Swift! What better to kick off the new Spotify year (that’s now a thing) than digging into 13 new tunes and make sure to follow the playlist. Words by Selina McLean & Callum Fergusson
Calva Louise & Strange Bones – Nine Lives
This song is everything you would expect from a collab between these two hard-hitting indie punk rock bands. Calva Louise & Strange Bones have combined to bring this in your face and hostile tune to life distorted yet sweet merged with a little Latin in the bridge results in a song that will come in bash you around, yet leave you wanting more.
The Ninth Wave – Everything Will Be Fine
There’s no better way to end what has been a monumental year for the Glasgow four-piece than with an uncharacteristically optimistic burst of hopeful euphoria from the usually dour ensemble. Once again pairing the vulnerability of sincere wordplay with an industrial barrage of synth tones, for three minutes of glorious clarity.
Gallus – What Do I Know
Just a month after the previous release Marmalade – Gallus are back with another entertaining single. The typically off-beat drums united with crunchy guitar riffs throughout fits the Gallus template, and the chorus is irritatingly catchy with the relentless energy oozing out of every crevice possible.
Pelican Tusk – Not What You Meant
The long-awaited follow up to their EP “ Rhubarb’s House”, released at the start of the year is finally here, and oh my, was it worth the wait! Harmony can certainly be found amongst the chaos on this track, seamlessly blurring choppy guitar tones and harsh, jagged vocals with calming harmonies and smooth as silk basslines, effortlessly cool and shamelessly unafraid to experiment, can’t wait to hear more!
Greentea Peng – Spells
Psychedelic soul songstress Greentea Peng has released yet another majestically soothing track. Spells, the follow up to October’s Revolution, boasts a luscious combination of R’n’B and soul, that both complement each other so kindly allowing this song to glide by smoothly without missing a beat.
The Vegan Leather – Sanctum Sound
TVL returns with their friendly art-pop in their latest single Sanctum Sound, following up to last month’s‘ Gloaming’. There are no surprises here from The Vegan Leather, who are very good at what they do – funky basslines, glorious vocal harmonies, and an abundance of catchy hooks.
V.C.O – Halfway House
After a prolonged period out of the game, Glasgow act V.C.O are back with their second single ‘Halfway House’. After a slow start the song bursts into life, and seemingly picks up from where they left off with the first single, with large instrumental periods followed by punchy drumlines, a highly catchy chorus, and sprinkled on top some super snappy synth.
Goat Girl – The Crack
A return we loved to see this year was that of South London post-punks Goat Girl, as they share the second single of their upcoming album! This track lures you in with unrelenting synth and vocal tones, its cosmic undertones almost magnetising as they channel the idea of being on a post-apocalyptic planet untouched by humanity – almost blissful, definitely captivating on the ears!
Olivia Dean – What Am I Gonna Do On Sundays?
As the title track of her new EP, of the same name, Olivia shares an understated heartbreaker, her silky vocal tones quite literally do the talking on this break-up ballad, the soulful sound offering comfort in self-reflection and change, a truly gorgeous release from start to end.
Finnfm, Snedz – Won’t You Come Over
Drenched with youthful nostalgia, reminiscent of early 2000 classics you’d hear blaring from speakers in the height of Summer, sun on your back, can in hand – instantly taking you to good times – we can’t wait to see what’s next for the Mi Familia collective, but what’s for sure is there’s nothing but goodness coming from the east coast!
Shame – Snow Day
Shame meets Black Midi in the latest release from the English post-punk rockers. The second single from their upcoming album, Snow Day shows a different side to Shame’s musical ability with a dark and eery atmosphere emitted from the get-go, mixed with some monotonous talking and tuneful yelling. This single hypes up the anticipation for the album release.
Shredd – Flight of Stairs
The re-release of this hellraiser from Glasgow riff-rock band Shredd is a pleasant addition to the playlist this week. An everpresent in their live set this song pulls on the heartstrings a little, not the content of the song itself but more the longing to be thumped around in a mosh pit.
Our pick for artist of the week this week is Paisley-based electronic pop duo Drift, who with their latest single release ‘The Isle Of, Pt.2″ are back in the foreground of the Glasgow music scene.
The band has released this song that is close to their hearts, having been written about a trip to the Isle of Arran for a friend’s birthday party, which seems like quite a foreign concept especially at the moment being firmly in the Covid era. One of their previous singles The Isle Of was Linzi’s tribute to the Isle of Arran whereas this time around Andrew wrote this song on their return from the party about “anxiety, ego, friendship, and self-belief. The feeling of being scared of acceptance by another group, throwing yourself into an experience, and having a great time.”
The Isle of, Pt.2 is the bands sixth single and is one that we are patiently waiting to see live. Have a listen below:
Our pick of the best new songs released today from around the globe. This week’s edition comes in at just over half an hour but covers an eclectic mix of music. Read on below to see our thoughts.
Words by Selina Mclean & Callum Fergusson
Fiendz YT – Reptile Child
This predictably in your face and aggressive song from Glasgow hard-hitters Fiendz YT enhances their reputation as one of the angriest and punchy punk bands in the Glasgow scene. The chaos is thrown in your face from the get-go, and the two-minute unrelenting whirlwind flies by and doesn’t let up, whipping up a frenzy until Prince Andrew admits to having a sweating problem.
Anabel Allum – Standing In The Way Of Control
Annabel has created her own stripped-back spin of this classic and even more impressive is the fact this song is almost unrecognisable from the original song by Gossip. She sculpts an uneasy and slow-building atmosphere in this song, one that grows progressively more eery, and only when the words in the repetitive chorus sink in do you realise this is a cover.
Conor Heafey – None of That Matters
This new song from Glasgow based singer/songwriter Conor Heafey brings in a lovely jangly guitar riff which transgresses right into the catchy chorus. Conor, who is no stranger to releasing calming and smooth singles, brings an upbeat addition to this week’s playlist with this majestic indie-pop song.
Joshua Grant – Lay Me Down
Edinburgh singer/songwriter is aiming for the stars and with his latest song it’s clear to his intentions are legit. The young artist who is clearly capable of writing a catchy chorus, and who supported Tom Walker last year, has released Lay Me Down which is a great addition to his growing collection of acoustic bops.
Sam Fender – Winter Song
Sam Fender’s take on the Lindisfarne ‘Winter Song’ is a beautiful new release from the Geordie man. His first release for a few months makes up for the lack of music and also tackles the poignant issue of homelessness this Christmas. We hope it’s not too long until Sam is back with more of his own music, but this certainly will make the wait easier.
Liam Gallagher – All You’re Dreaming Of
With all proceeds of this track going to Action For Children, not only does this serve as a festive treat to the ears but also supports a very worthy cause! The Oasis legend needs no introduction and neither does this lovely Christmas ballad!
Will Joseph Cook – Something To Feel Good About
Consistency is key with this indie sensation, hitting it out the park yet again with this delicious, infectious slice of pop! Following on from 2018’s “Sweet Dreamer” the tricky second album need not be a worry for Will. A coming of age chronicle covering everything from breakups to growing up, spun into feel-good classics!
DRIFT – The Isle of, Pt 2
You could never tire of the Paisley duo’s trademark hazy euphoric synth stylings, least not on this track serving as a mesmerising dedication to friendship and the Isle of Arran. The merging of vocals against harsh disjointed synth tones marry well for another stunning single from the two-piece.
Phoebe Bridgers – If We Make It Through December
Phoebe Bridgers and Christmas covers are a match made in heaven and her 2020 offering is no exception! This year sees her take on a classic hit from the late, great Merle Haggard, with proceeds going to Downtown Women’s Centre. For three minutes of holiday-tinged melancholy, allow yourself this moment of calm.
Arlo Parks – Caroline Another beautiful ballad taken from her upcoming debut album, due for release in 2021, “Caroline” pairs the sweet soul stylings of her ever-heartbreaking lyrical storytelling and eased vocal for an understated classic which remains in your head long after it’s been played.
Having made their grand return last week after some time away, Codist are back with the first offering of their second album “A Dream Is Just A Big Thought” due for release in January 2021, and we can’t get enough!
Nearly five years on from their debut “Nuclear Family ” the Glasgow four-piece have rid any angst-driven stylings that once trademarked their sound on the new track “Carrying the Milk Around”. This has been replaced instead with infectiously catchy melodies and meaty guitar parts evolving into a brighter version of a once very grunge heavy sound, while still keeping hold of the lyrical sincerity which makes them so endearing!
The latest single paves the way for a promising new era for one of the city’s most underrated bands! For further listening, this quartet are filled to the brim with side projects deserving of extra attention: