Pronto Mama are a past post-modern bug-eyed beatnik group from Glasgow who are just as confused as anyone else. They are soulful. They believe irreverent wordplay, clean musicianship and a dirty dedication to song-writing is how you do it. The music is built around the songs written by Marc Rooney and Ciaran McEneny, who in coughing copy-cat fashion opted for McEneny/Rooney. Keeping it alphabetical preserves good feeling and the over-arching idea you have of yourself, maybe.
Pronto Mama have a split personality disorder and should probably have never have went to University. The drums are schizophrenic. The bass has an eating problem. There are too many keyboards and their parents can’t tell which is which anymore. The horns were made in Britain so really there is nothing to worry about. Electric guitars feature occasionally but get terribly lonely and morose because they think their girlfriend is going to leave them. She did. They are writing songs about it right now.
Alphas are three men from the North-East of Scotland who formed a band with the intentions of writing music to fill dancefloors. With influences ranging from Doves, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Two Door Cinema Club and Blur, Alphas combine simple upbeat songs with elements of dance music to form a distinctive hook-laden sound using catchy melodies, driving basslines and pounding drums.
Having spent the most of 2014 recording debut album A New Fire, upcoming single Here Comes The Burn offers a preview of the full release and perfectly demonstrates what to expect from Alphas.
If you enjoy listening to their music as much as they enjoy playing it, you're in for a good time!
"A new name for me but well impressed with this debut single from Aberdeen's Alphas" Jim Gellatly
"Alphas release their new single Here Comes The Burn...and it's terrific." Neil Drysdale, STV Aberdeen
The Harmonica Movement
Local band from Peterhead featuring Daniel Cox - Vocals & Guitar, Andrew Pirie - Bass & Vocals, Josh Williamson - Drums and James Thain - Guitar & Vocals.
Please note there has been a change to the original line up. Rescue Party are no longer performing