Zoey Van Goey - The Cage Was Unlocked All Along (4 stars)

Zoey Van Goey - The Cage Was Unlocked All Along

(Chemikal Underground)

Originally self-released back in May to limited exposure, this debut album from eclectic and endlessly imaginative Glasgow-based Canadian, Irish and English boy-girl trio Zoey Van Goey deservedly gets a second, bigger bite of the cherry after being picked up by Chemikal Underground.

The band’s frothy indie pop tendencies are best encapsulated by the janglesome ‘Foxtrot Vandals’, produced by Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch. ‘We All Hid in Basements’ – a tale of love on the eve of the apocalypse that builds into a crashing, widescreen rock out – and twinkling folktronica gem ‘Sweethearts in Disguise’ are just two more standouts among many on a wonderful and wonderfully realised record.

Damien Jurado and Megafaun

Downbeat Seattle folk-rock singer/songwriter.

Strike the Colours, Zoey Van Goey, The Low Miffs, Yahweh, Le Reno Amps and The Seventeenth Century

  • 4 stars

Reindeer Section violinist Jenny Reeve with her own wispy band STC play the Skinny Stage. 'Part of Oxjam Take Over Glasgow'.

Bright Black

  • 4 stars

Brand new physical theatre from Jamie Harrison and Candice Edmunds, with commissioned music by Michael John McCarthy of Zoey Van Goey fame, brought into being by Glasgow company Vox Motus. The production tells the tale of a young woman's journey into a dark underworld to find and bring back her dead lover.

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