Saturday, February 23, 2008

Strawberry Whiplash

Since the year dot there has always been a constant stream of good pop bands from Scotland and in particular Glasgow. Last the playlist below (playlist 48) features the latest two to come to my attention although I'm sure there is probably at least another dozen just waiting to be uncovered. Both Strawberry Whiplash and Bubblegum Lemonade (for it is they) both have new records out on Matinee Records. Perhaps the label has a whole bunch of scouts roaming the streets of Glasgow like secret agents eavesdropping on conversations in bars, phone tapping venues and torturing students until they tell their secrets. Or maybe it's just something in the porridge, leftovers from the legacy of great bands like The Jesus & Mary Chain and The Pastels. Whatever the reason Glasgow continues to churn out a constant stream of great sounding bands and for that we are all grateful. Strawberry Whiplash consist of just two people. Sandra sings and Laz plays the instruments. And together they take noise pop to a whole new level. Their new ep "Who's In Your Dreams" has just been released through Matinee Records. Buy it here.

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