Scottish band forced to delay recording by 12 months following busy 2013
Band reach last ten of award alongside The Twilight Sad
See full longlist of albums nominated for this year's award
As the Mayan calendar ticks down its final seconds towards a disappointing non-pocalypse, four young spods in Shepherds Bush unveil a complex, indecipherable replacement. It’s written in mathematical symbols on their matching shirts and scrawled in mysterious markings across the screens they’ve fashioned out of window blinds. You’d be buggered trying to find your birthday in it, but its...
Tight, syncopated guitars and bass twist and turn around this dusty track, haunted by sitars and jangled along by spit-and-sawdust drums. It’s almost made for a Kill Bill soundtrack. The vocals are its only fault. When they kick in it ruins the initial thrill – like if you met Samuel L Jackson only to discover he’s got a noodle-limp...
Edinburgh art-poppers to hit the road in May and June