Today sees the release of Volume three of Almost Scottish Fiction e.p. which is a collaboration between us and fellow Scottish music blog, Scottish Fiction. Each month we bring you six tracks by six Scottish artists and this month we've lined up six cracking tracks for you.
Head to the Almost Predictable Almost or Scottish Fiction bandcamp pages (links below) to grab your free e.p. and enjoy the music. Be sure to check out the six bands' various websites and social media pages too and keep supporting the Scottish music scene. Your tracks this month are:
Machines In Heaven - Taxpayers Compass
Machines In Heaven have provided us this exclusive track for this release. Combining the power of Aphex Twin and Radiohead circa Kid A, this is a masterclass in electronic pop music that still retains the band's experimental edge.
Mt. Doubt - Leap
Taken from Mt. Doubt's debut album My Past Is A Quiet Beast, this track is a driving number with shimmering guitars creating a War On Drugs style feel. Leo Bargary's vocals complete the package with a baritone quality reminiscent of Matt Berninger.
Shards - Just To Get Something Started
Shards debut release Just To Get Something Started perfectly shows off the band's brand of melancholic electronica, which the band have christened melancholitronica. It's part ambient, part experimental and really rather fantastic
WASHED - One To Five
WASHED is the new electronic project by David, previously of Fiction Faction. This track, One To Five, offers a tasty insight into what has been going on in the studio, with reverb vocals draped over rising and see-sawing synths.
In:Tides - Yours Is The Earth
Yours Is The Earth is the closing and title track from Glasgow post-rockers in:tides latest e.p. If you like your music layered, building and with arena filled atmosphere, then this will be right up your street.
Analog Angel - Your Breath
Your Breath is Analog Angel's most recent single, released ahead of their rather exciting support slot with former Kraftwerk man, Wolfgang Flur in Norwich on 20th June. The track is a much poppier affair than the band's previous releases, though no less powerful.
To download the e.p. head to our bandcamp page https://almostpredictablealmost.bandcamp.com/album/almost-scottish-fiction-volume-3 or Scottish Fiction's https://scottishfiction.bandcamp.com/album/almost-scottish-fiction-volume-3
Thanks to all the bands for allowing us to use their music. Thanks too to Stuart Cowan (@kpdcowan ) for the photograph and to Finlay at Burnhouse Industries for additional artwork.
See you next month!