Giant Fang – aka Glasgow’s newest music and production beacon Doug Wilson – has delivered an overwhelmingly powerful slice of euphoric pop in forthcoming single ‘Aqualung’. Released on June 23rd via Pop unLTD, the song is punctuated with swirling electronics, twinkling melodies and a rousing, stadium sized chorus – all of which are themes present in the second Giant Fang track that is available to stream online, titled ‘Kingdom’. Having already been lauded by Huw Stephens and Radio 1, it’s safe to assume that Mister Wilson has an exciting summer ahead of him, starting with the first full-band Giant Fang gig on June 20th at Glasgow’s The Art School.
Crystal Fighters remain one of the most exciting live acts around at the moment, seamlessly gliding from sun-kissed pop to dancefloor magic. Now they’re back with a new track from their upcoming album Rave Cave in the form of LA Calling. Outside it may as well be autumn in London, but this is pure sunshine and grins from ear to ear.
Rave Cave is due for release on 27th May with the band playing an actual rave in a cave in the Basque countryside near Pamplona, Navarre on 27th August.
It sometimes feels all bit strange when things just fall into place. It was not even 24 hours after one of my friends (hello Claire) was explaining to me why I should check out The Graphite Set, did their debut EP drop through my letterbox. If that’s not the universe telling me to turn up the stereo and have a listen then I don’t know what is.
The EP itself, These Streets, will be released by Thumbscrew Music on 3rd June, and sees Lily Buchanan’s rich thunderous voice paired with some grungy blues and almost gothic-folk. We’ve got the premiere of the hypnotic psych-folk I See No Lies below that’s bursting with energy and anger.
The Graphite Set headline The Sebright Arms on 5th June