My favourite new band, part blah, blah, blah. A highly pleasing album arrival late in the year from the Glasgow Underground scene from Nightshift called Made of Earth. Their second, it slots into expected alternative listening patterns, while remaining very listenable on its own terms.
While most obviously Andy's Babies, as Lloyd Cole called the Velvet Underground traumatised youth of that fair city, Nightshift are also well versed in the Post Punk of bands such as Raincoats, Delta 5 and Kleenex and Glasgow's founding indie fathers, Orange Juice, Fire Engines and Postcard Records.
I loved this kind of slightly mannered artiness in my late teens and into my twenties. It represents a joyous immersion into books, music art and film that will never date or age.
So all in all, a great night out at the arty indie nightclub in black polo necks, berets and shades. a delightful record that breaks no new ground but is all the more enjoyable for all that. Shiny, shiny boots of leather.