New Releases – 05/05/2017
Alive & Amplified rounds up the latest releases from Scotland.
MADES – Never Lonely – Debut Single
Everyone who writes, plays, promotes or is involved in any aspect of new music will tell you that you get sent a lot of “filler” every day through email. It’s great when something instantly appeals to you. This happened a couple of weeks back with MADES and her debut single ‘Never Lonely’. Having developed her music in Berlin, Budapest, Brussels & Edinburgh, MADES has now moved to Glasgow and has been working with former Prides man Lewis Gardiner. The name MADES is an acronym for Musician, Artist, Director, Editor and Songwriter. Her debut EP is due for release later this year.
WHITE – Debut Album – One Night Stand Forever
To say I have been looking forward to this release is a massive understatement. Having heard ‘Living Fiction’ & ‘Future Pleasures’ around 2 years ago and continually playing WHITE on Radio Summerhall, I knew it was going to be an album of the year contender. WHITE are without a doubt of one the best live acts coming out of Scotland just now and with festival appearances and conference showcases under their belt in 2016, 2017 looks to be a year on the road over Europe hopefully with some Scottish dates thrown in.
LUCIA – New EP – ‘Best Boy’
LUCIA (formally Lucia Fontaine) has released her debut EP ‘Best Boy’ on Dead Beet Records. Lead single ‘Saturday Is Dead’ sees the Glasgow-based singer team up with Roxy Agogo. With fuzzy guitar riffs and one hell of a catchy chorus this track had me hooked instantly. The track ends with an anthemic sing-along which will sound great live. I am sure LUCIA will be a staple around the festivals come summertime. “Saturday’s Dead, Fuck Up We’re Having Fun”
ULTRAS – Debut Album – ULTRAS
ULTRAS is the project of multi-instrumentalist Gav Prentice fusing hip-hop, pop, rock and electro to create the self-titled debut out on Instinctive Racoon & Hello Thor Records now. The variation on this album will keep you interested throughout. Personal favourites include ‘The Path To Getting Paid’ and ‘This Is Where I Fall’ but the whole album is great with chilled out aspects of Aiden Moffat coming through on certain tracks, especially the final track ‘See Blood’. I saw ULTRAS last year supporting We Were Promised Jetpacks at Electric Circus and it was a cracking live show.