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Posted by Amy Park on May 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Bigging up the local Scottish music scene again with a new album from Glasgow band PAWS called Youth Culture Forever.  A line from the cartoon Adventure Time when Finn yells "Youth Culture Forever" after being told he was too young to know what he was doing (sidenote: I freaking love Adventure Time!). Youth Culture Forever is much beefier and louder than their last album Cokefloat which in my opinion is a brilliant ablum.  Songs definitley worth a listen are, 'Erruer Humaine', 'Great Bear' and 'War Cry'.  Check them out on Facebook and listen to their entire first album Cokefloat and follow the links below." target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://

Glass Animals

Posted by Amy Park on May 9, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out the band Glass Animals - a four piece from Oxford.  Have a listen to their latest single - Pools which is a breezy electro pop number.  I can imagine listening to this on a warm sunny day lazing at the beach.  Follow the link below to stream the single. 

Check out These New Bands!

Posted by Amy Park on April 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

There was another support band for Blood Red Shoes on Sunday and they were called Slaves who are a two piece garage punk band form Kent.  They made a hell of a lot of noise for a twosome - much like DZ Deathrays and of course Blood Red Shoes themselves.  The music was raw and fast and the lyrics were delivered with humour. The band had everyone in the palm of their hands from the minute they stepped on stage. They reminded me of UK Subs meets X-Ray Spex (for the lyrics) with a bit of Stooges.  Well worth a listen. Check out their tunes - . I bought their limited edition 7" picture disc tour single with 'Beauty Quest' on side A and 'Girlfight' on side B. 'Girlfight' was an awesome song complete with a full explanation of the actuall girl fight in question, epic. Check them out on Youtube, 'Where's your car Debbie'

Check out These New Bands!

Posted by Amy Park on April 29, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok, it's been a while since I've posted on my blog and there are many,many things I want to say but first, some new bands I''ve came across and must give a shout out to.  Check out Australian band DZ Deathrays, I saw them supporting Blood Red Shoes on Sunday 27th april at the Oran Mor in Glasgow. There music is hard and fast and makes you want to party all night long.  Have a listen to 'Gina Works at Hearts' off their upcoming LP Black Rat due for release in the UK August 18th.  check out the video for Gina Works at Hearts on  Youtube.

The Computers

Posted by Amy Park on December 1, 2013 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Computers new album - Love Triangles Hate Squares is out now.  Banquet Records are doing some pretty good deals with this album, signed copies of their LP are available through them.   Check out The Computers on Facebook, they are a mix of punk/soul and motown, a few of my favourite things. 

I love Rockabilly music

Posted by Amy Park on November 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's an interesting band, check them out and see waht you think.  I really do love Rockabilly so have a listen to this band.

Follow the link to have a listen.

T. Rextasy Glasgow Pavilllion

Posted by Amy Park on November 26, 2013 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I went to see T.Rextasy at the Glasgow Pavillion on the 3rd of November and they were awesome.  First of all I was just happy that I wasn't the youngest person there, which in my opinion is testament to the longevity of Marc Bolan's epic, catchy tunes.  Second of all, the frontman Danielz, bears an uncanny resemblence to Marc bolan.  I could almost swear at times it was Marc standing there.

Everyone was dressed up with feather boas and glitter on their skin and ready to boogie all night long to Bolan's beats.  They ran through all the classic hits but threw in a few rarities and B-sides for the hardcore diehard fans.  Everyone was up and clapping and singing out loud for, Hot Love, Jeepster, I love to Boogie, Telegram Sam and a whole lot more.  

T.Rextasy are a touring band that are well worth seeing if you get a chance and even have their own fanbase who travel to watch them whenever they tour in a town near them.  I myself will not want to miss them the next time they play glasgow.  

Fantastic night.  Check out some of the photos form the night and head over to my scarletrocks facebook page for even more pics.  

Rock legends as they might look today

Posted by Amy Park on November 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever wondered what rock and music legends might look like if they were still alive today? Well now you no longer have to.  Check out this article below.

Keep buying vinyl!

Posted by Amy Park on November 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

My top 5 favourite songs of all time

Posted by Amy Park on October 25, 2013 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

My Top 5 Favourite Songs of All time

This is the list that I am least reluctant to post, simply because it is probably the most personal of all my lists - even including my top 5 saddest songs.  It has taken me years to complile this list and it may even change again over the coming years.  The only song that has never chnged since I was 12 years old is my number one favourite song.  I can't explain why this is my favourite, it simply is.  The remaining four may change but number one is unwavering.  To anyone who knows me, it may even come as a surprise what my favourite song of all time is, but you like what you like.  So this is me laying my muscial heart on the line and opening up to all who take the time to read this blog post.  My top 5 favourite songs of all time.  The first 4 are in no particular order.

5: The Smashing Pumkins - Today

4: Sonic Youth - Wish Fulfillment

3: Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness 

2: Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

and finally... my number one favourite song of all time is...

1: Oasis - Slide Away

So come on people, I've shared mine.  Post your top 5 favourite songs and lets have a look at the lists.