Monday, April 18, 2011

New Sounds of Scotland-Part 9: Little Eskimos; Zoobizaretta; Nevada Base

We're happy to present three excellent bands from Scotland today:

What do you do when suffering from heartbreak? If you're Kevin Harper, you write a bunch of kick ass songs, find some bandmates and found Little Eskimos. In addition to Kevin, the band may consist of Alban Dickson, Neil McCulloch, William Shearer and Nick Cheetham. Then again, it may not. The Facebook page is somewhat contradictory on that point.

"Merry Christmas My Dear"

Merry christmas my dear by Little Eskimos

Little Eskimos self-released Are You Still With Us, and are working at writing and playing new music. They are based in central Scotland.

"Get Yourself Together"

Regardless of the impetus for starting a band, this is not music for moping. It is good indie rock, and I wish the band good luck.

"Broken Heart Brigade"

broken heart brigade by Little Eskimos

Soundcloud (six songs)

Zoobizaretta is a Glasgow indie pop group with a big sound and male/female vocals. Their entire album, Foam & Leachate, is embedded below. I especially like the second track, "Something New". However, I sincerely recommend the entire album; it is note perfect pop music.

The band members are Matt Clark, Marlous Peterse, Lynsey McCabe, Ali Simpson, Jay Simpson, Toby Ross, Wull Swales.


Another band I expect to hear, and hear more of, in the future is Glasgow's Nevada Base. The band members are Albert, Andy, Gus and James. The play unabashed electro pop/rock. They remind me a bit of Depeche Mode, and seem destined to provide the soundtrack for many a dancefloor. I don't know much about them but their new single, "Love in My Mind", is very good. It was filmed at Glasgow's famed live venue -- King Tut's Wah Wah Hut and is released this month on the Flowers in the Dustbin label.

"Spacer Woman"

Here is a Soundcloud set of their songs, including a few remixes:

Releases by NevadaBase

Flowers in the Dustbin

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