The Stereogram Revue Glasgow

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The Stereogram Revue

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James King & The Lonewolves

Glasgow’s great lost band set new standards for bridge burning and self-immolation in the 80s. Now reformed and still bristling with attitude, the Lonewolves remain a thrilling live act and released their long overdue debut album “Lost Songs Of The Confederacy” to unanimous critical acclaim in 2014.

Band Of Holy Joy

Another long-lost cult band from the 80s/90s, Band Of Holy Joy are almost impossible to categorise, with influences ranging from Bertolt Brecht to electronica. Always a critics favourite, the group have their first album on Stereogram Recordings scheduled for a September 21st release.

The Cathode Ray

Released in 2012, The Cathode Ray’s eponymous debut album was a triumph of spiffing pop tunes wedded to choppy New York guitars. This year’s follow up, “Infinite Variety”, expanded that template into a dizzyingly eclectic confection of experimental guitar pop. Singles “Resist” and “Buck The Trend” herald the return of snappy, celebral pop songs.

Roy Moller

Dunbar-based Outsider polymath Roy Moller released two superlative albums on Stereogram in 2014. “One Domino” cemented Moller’s reputation as one of Scotland’s finest songwriters and “My Week Beats Your Year” followed swiftly, perhaps raising the bar even higher as Moller examined Lou Reed’s legacy with wit and warmth.

Lola in Slacks

Stereogram’s breakthrough act? This ambitious, literate gang of Francophile bohemians look set to make a big splash with their dramatic debut single, “Tramlines”. Singer Lou Reid (!) brings a Piaf-like authority to the group’s Noir atmospherics and superior songwriting.

St. Christopher Medal

Combining the melodic strengths of Teenage Fanclub with Bruce Springsteen’s heart-on-the-sleeve directness, St. Christopher Medal purvey a Caledonian take on classic Americana. Debut album “Sunny Day Machine” is scheduled for release on October 30th.

Gus Ironside, Sogo Magazine.