Song reviews


  Pray by Miscued Vein


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New rock band from Carluke

Two songs here. "Pray" turns out to be a pretty directionless rock song that just keeps going and going without ever actually getting anywhere. A serious bit of editing would improve it however and, almost as if to prove the point, "Triplet of Ugly Sisters" is shorter, tighter and consequently a (metric) tonne better. It's nice to be able to say something nice about anything from Lanarkshire and this time I can.


Review date:  May 9 2010
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  Broken Man by Kris Tennant


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Young Glasgow singer songwriter.

If he is actually from Glasgow and is young then he speaks the whole truth for he is clearly both a singer and songwriter on the evidence of these three songs. “Broken Man” and “You Deserve Better” are well written rock songs but the standout track is “Where Did It All Go Wrong”. A very commercial song with some class lyrics like “ignorance is bliss when you are a miss with three babies”, it marks Kris Tennant out as one to watch out for.


  Years by Martin Docherty


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Singer songwriter from Cambuslang

Three songs lacking in musical discipline (“Years”, “Holy Water” and “No More”) – all of them take an age to start and go on well past their sell by date. “Years” hits a remarkable 6 minutes and 40 seconds relying solely on repetition to get there. Neither a poet nor a storyteller, Mr Docherty really should grasp that less is sometimes more. “No More”, curiously enough, was exactly what I was thinking while I was listening to it.


  Burma Starmy by White Light Theory


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4 piece Glasgow band doing the indie rock thing

“Burma Starmy” doesn’t really impress weighed down as it is by leaden use of power chords on the obligatory maxed out electric guitar. “Future in Lights” is much more convincing with some decent male vocals to carry the weight. As a band, they need to work on developing their individuality but they’ve made a decent start here.



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