The Snuts ‘Millenials’ 

The Snuts have shared their third album ‘Millennials’ – and it’s another stellar release to add to their growing collection. Driven by a desire to go it alone, the record marks their first independent effort and it’s fizzing with youthful exuberance and creative ideas. Roaring through in less than thirty minutes, it’s a fuzzy, feel-food album that packs an almighty punch – filled with signature hooks and starry-eyed escapism. It’s a huge crowd pleaser too; we can imagine these tunes going down a storm in sunny festival fields later this year.

No Windows ‘Fibbs’

Sound of Young Scotland winners No Windows have shared a new single called ‘Fibbs’. The Edinburgh duo – comprised of Morgan Morris and Verity Slangen – find inspiration in the expansive sonic worlds of Elliott Smith and Cocteau Twins, with emotional lyrics delivered over synth layers and acoustic strums. Fibbs is my favourite song on the EP, it was written in a time where I was very emotionally charged, and I decided to create a new habit of writing in this state,” the band’s vocalist Verity Slangen said. “It was originally written by me just playing very simple chords on guitar and singing and then sending this to Morgan. The song ties in well with the rest of the EP as this was written in October, at a time when relationships in my life were becoming much more strained. I wanted to depict the self-destructive loops that are very easy to get in, and I managed to break one by writing the guitar melody and lyrics for this.”

Last Boy ‘Live from the Barron Bothy’ 

Last Boy, aka Haydn Park-Patterson, has shared his debut EP ‘Live from the Barron Bothy’ – a collection of songs by a bothy between Inverary and Lochgilphead. Made up of traditional bothy ballads and one of his own creations, an acapella number called ‘The Bow With Blood On His Hands’, the EP sees the former Ninth Wave frontman take music back to its roots, when songs were shared in small pubs by the fire and in intimate face-to-face surroundings. Stripped to its very core and recorded in a rural setting with untouched acoustics, it makes for a warm, endearing listen.

LYLO ‘Hush’ 

Lylo have returned with their first new outing in six years – a sun-kissed chilled out track called ‘Hush’ that features Esme Dee from The Orielles. The band have been working on their second album ‘Thoughts of Never’, the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed ‘Post Era’, and it’s set to arrive in the coming weeks.  ‘Hush’ gives us a glimpse of what to expect – it’s playful, light and summery yet imbued with a touch of melancholy.

Pleasure Trail ‘Is It Not Safer in the City?’ 

An exciting addition to Glasgow’s eclectic music scene, meet Pleasure Trail. Inspired by the likes of The Drums and LCD Soundsystem, the electro-pop musician uses their music to express ‘how it feels to be overwhelmed as a queer person in the city’. ‘Is It Not Safer in the City?’ marks their first release of 2024, and it’s one that instantly seizes your attention. Driven by hard-hitting 909 beats, dirty bass guitars and an intense lead vocal, it originated as a poem about moving from a small town to the city – all before developing into the surging slice of electro-rock it is now.

Allan Purvis ‘Parting Shot’ 

‘Parting Shot’ is a catchy synth-pop banger from Glaswegian singer/ songwriter Allan Purvis, showcasing influence from modern pop greats in the form of The 1975 and The Killers with that acclaimed Scottish edge heard from the likes of Retro Video Club and Vistas. Booked to perform at team La Sierra Casa’s ‘Showcase and Open Day’ on April 27th alongside The Castros, Katie Nicoll, The Lutras, Rosie Alice and many more, Purvis hits off 2024 in great fashion with their most refined sound yet that deserves to be at the top of your indie summer road trip playlist.

The Wits ‘Second Thought’

Following an appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival and a packed-out Garage Glasgow, the Inverclyde quintet’s latest release “Second Thought” produced by Ryan Hunter of The Big Day and Chris Marshall represents their ability to merge infectious hooks with punchy guitars and an all round aura of 1980’s nostalgia.

Boasting influence from the likes of Fontaines D.C. and Echo & the Bunnymen with the exuberant pop-rock maximalism of Declan McKenna, The Wits further refine their developing sound with another formidable track that blends their eclectic range of guitar-driven inspirations.

Check out the playlist below.