New Scottish music: BITE

CITING influences including Orange Juice, The Birthday Party and the Pop Group, Glasgow-based BITE create a spiky rock sound which has resulted in plays on 6 Music and support slots with UTR favourites Catholic Action and Honeyblood.


The four-piece, which comprises an archivist, a postman, a printmaker and erstwhile crofter, formed in 2013 following a discussion about Glam Rock. On 21 February they will release their debut EP, Parasite, with a launch gig at Glasgow’s Hug And Pint venue. Recorded at the Green Door studio, it features a generous six tracks, which are available both via digital services and a limited edition of 50 handmade CDs. Check out the chaps at, and those in the vicinity, should get along to their gig.

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