Control Social Club
WOMPS, Breakfast Muff, Long Limbs, Star Rover
WOMPS have already shared the stage across Europe & America with genre stalwarts Metz, Cloud Nothings, Paws and Honeyblood and it seems that Glasgow duo WOMPS are making friends in all the right places. Their fuzzy, unrelenting lo-fi indie rock could have been lifted straight out of the 90s and that’s not a bad thing. Listen to single ‘Live a Little’ below, a glorious vocal distortion, with the influence of bands like The Lemonheads and Pixies seems pretty clear. Their sound is one that definitely lends itself to their live shows, which has led to them making Domino Records ‘Playlists’ & Tenement TV’s ‘bands of 2015’.
A prominent and eminently sturdy figure in Glasgow’s consistently flourishing DIY landscape, guitar-pop trio Breakfast Muff have just released their new EP Rainbow Yawn via Fuzzkill Records. Their energetic songs have an 80s New York alternative indie punk mixed with sweet Swedish pop, listen to Rainbow Yawn below.
Hailing from Sheffield, Long Limbs are a two-piece Garage outfit, their debut single Amitriptyline out on hometown label Delicious Calm Records (Avida Dollars), is a progressive catchy garage tune with a frantic chanted vocal delivery. The Duo’s high-paced buoyant tracks offer a bombastic energy, which isn’t miles off some of the more credible mainstream indie acts of the last ten years.
From such disparate places as Kirkcaldy, Bangor and Alford, Star Rover met in Edinburgh at the end of 2012. And after a slew of singles they have a new EP on the way in Feb ’16. Big guitars, big choruses, sugary hooks and bad dancing.