Glasgow’s Armelodie Records has an impressive pedigree when it comes to releasing original music which pushes the envelope, and the label’s latest – an eponymous EP by Bloke Music, out on 10 February – is no exception.
A supergroup consisting of difficult-listening stalwarts including former members of Gastric Band and Super Adventure Club, they describe their songs as a blend of prog rock, contemporary classical and Michael McDonald. We also detect a hint The Tubes and an Alex Harvey-style vocal which delivers lyrics that eschew the rhyme crimes committed by far too many acts.
Bloke Music reckon that this collection of five songs will “make you pout and gyrate like a pissed uncle at a wedding”. Listen to Bloke Music by Bloke Music at www.bit.ly/2blokemusic
*Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry social and seminar night, Born To Be Wide. They are hosting the Off The Record youth event in Glasgow on 11 February and their Wide Days convention takes place on 21-22 April. www.borntobewide.co.uk
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