Back in February I featured Edinburgh act Mt. Doubt, describing them as ‘sonically intriguing’ and since then they’ve made an appearance in the Sunday Herald’s Guide to Scotland’s Best Up-and-Coming Bands and been selected for a spot on the T Break stage at T in the Park on Saturday 9th July.
A second album, titled In Awe of Nothing is released today on CD, digital download and 12″ vinyl and very good it is too with my favourite tracks being To a Cusp and Soak.
As singer/guitarist/songwriter Leo Bargery says: ‘The music coming out of Scotland is, as ever, prolific and incredibly exciting. We’re very grateful to be part of it all!’ I get the feeling that Mt. Doubt will be an increasingly large part of the music scene here for a long time to come. Oh and this time next year expect a SAY Award nomination for In Awe of Nothing.
The album will be launched with a live set tonight at The Mash House in Edinburgh with A Sudden Burst of Colour and Hamish Hawk supporting. And if you like indie beer as much as you like indie music then you might want to try one of the limited edition Mt. Doubt pale ales available for £2 on the night or free if you buy a copy of the album on CD or vinyl. If it tastes as good as the music sounds, you’re in for a real treat.
This slice of highly assured songwriting is current single Afterglow:
For more on Mt. Doubt:
Breakfast MUFF are a new band to me, in fact, I only heard them the first time on Monday night on Radio Scotland when Halina Rifai, sitting in for Vic Galloway, played a track of theirs called Satan. What I have now discovered is that they are a Glasgow based trio, signed to local label Fuzzkill Records, who like ‘pizza and writing songs and dancing’, although my detective skills in uncovering these facts would hardly put Sherlock Holmes to shame.
The band have been playing a bunch of Glasgow venues such as the Old Hairdressers, Nice n Sleazys and the Glad Cafe over the past year or so. Their album, Rainbow Yawn, was released towards the end of 2015 and a few months later they were chosen as a Louder Than War New Band of the Day.
According to The Digital Fix, their music ‘skilfully blends the glam punk of New York Dolls with the melodic tones of Orange Juice’ although Satan, they claim comes ‘across as My Bloody Valentine fronted by Iggy Pop.’
Now I do like I like Breakfast MUFF’s contagious punky energy but nothing could ever be quite as amazing as an Iggy-led My Bloody Valentine, could it? Okay, maybe this time last year I’d have said an Iggy-led My Bloody Valentine with David Bowie on backing vocals.
Anyway, there’s no video for Satan but here’s one for Yr Guts instead:
Breakfast MUFF will be session guests on the Vic Galloway show on Monday (20. June). For more on the band: