Monday, February 7, 2011

New Sounds of Scotland, Part 4: Endor, Bubblegum Lemonade

Let's start with some straight guitar driven indie rock/celtic rock from Endor. Endor is four guys based in Glasgow. They've released two singles on Say Dirty Records (run by the Wake the President lads featured in my first New Sounds of Scotland post), and recently recorded and self financed a full length. According to their website, lead singer David McGinty provided background vocals on Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" album.

Here is their song Fly Straight and Always Wear Sensible Shoes, and I must confess that I repeated this one about five times the first time I heard it, and it has lost none of its charm since:

This song is Without the Help of Sparks:

Endor Website
Endor at Bandcamp
Endor at Myspace

What happens when a Glasgow guitar player loves The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Monkees? Apparently, we get Bubblegum Lemonade:

Bubblegum Lemonade is the project of Laz McCluskey, who took the name from the title of a Mama Cass album.

The sound is all about powerpop jangle that wouldn't be out of place on a C-86 compilation, and you'll get no complaints from me about that.

Bubblegum Lemonade at Myspace

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