Category Archives: Scotland

Dice by Finley Quaye

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Odd video for this song, but the shot of dog does it for me.

Finley Quaye offers up a catchy tune, that was used on The O.C. This is off his EP, Dice.

This Scotsman has released 7 albums, and 2 EPs. Most of his music is reggae / triphop, slightly removed. It’s like having eggs that don’t quite taste like egg, but aren’t any better. And for that reason, except for a few of his songs, like this one, I’m just not eating it up.

It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning by We Were Promised Jetpacks

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No video this song, so just close your eyes, and pretend you’re on a road trip with Sean Connery.

With a great band name, We Were Promised Jetpacks play out this single from their first and only studio album, These Four Walls. They’ve also released one EP early this year, so they’re relatively new to the scene. I’m hoping for big things from this quartet.

They’re from Glasgow, in case you couldn’t place their accent. And if you’re ever see the band live remember to give them a Glasgow handshake to make them feel right at home.

Through The Dark by Alexi Murdoch

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No video for this song, so enjoy a fan made one with great dramatic stills that explore light and dark.

Alexi Murdoch plucks out a soulful folky tune on his guitar that borders on melancholy and happiness. This is off Alexi’s latest EP Towards The Sun.

He’s released 1 Album, 2 EPs and that’s all folks. His music has been included in countless TV shows and movies from The OC to Prison Break, Garden State, Gone Baby Gone and the list goes on and on.

Most of his songs were featured in the extremely dull Sam Mendes film, Away We Go, probably to Alexi’s horror. My favourite review off the Rotten Tomatoes website is this: “You may very well enjoy Away We Go more than I did. But rest assured that you will never love this movie as much as it loves itself.”