Sam Baker - Pretty World (An Independent Release) Baker’s dense lyrics reflect life and near loss, and the artist is clearly determined to make sure every single moment counts. Vocals are country-nasal and a little limited, yet the whole thing gels together well, thanks to the inclusion of guest artists and Baker’s credible songwriting.
BC Camplight - Blink of a Nihilist (One Little Indian) The infectious vocals of Chistianzo are ably supported by the beguiling backing of Stephanie Vernacchio. Together they explore the darker things in life, creating music that has a touching, poignant beauty.
Various - The Littlest Album Three (Stereo Solutions) The third in a series of seven-inch vinyl compilations of new music from Scotland and beyond gives each of its 12 contributors just one minute in which to make their mark. Featured artists include The Pendulums with Gnaughty Gnome of the Gnorth. A fascinating number, full of resonant new music and great value at just £3.