New Tracks From Kaddish, The Sparrowhawk Orkestrel

sparrowhawk-orkestrel-150pxDundee Rock City! Yes, two of Dundee’s most inventive & rockin’ bands have new tracks out this week. Yowsers! And not a single Scottish central belt scenester gives a toss. Y’know why? Because as Jamiroquai would say, WE’RE GOING DEEPER UNDERGROUND…  


OK, enough funk. Can you tell I’m a little bit excited? That’s because Kaddish, and The Sparrowhawk Orkestrel are two brilliant bands that have new albums coming out.

Now, I won’t lie to you. When bands at this level are doing the whole DIY thing, the albums may lack the kind of ooomph that comes across live. We can’t all get Dave Collins to master our records. But take my word for it – both of these bands are worth seeing live. And if you’re a gig promoter then you owe it to yourself to put these bands on in your town. Let’s crack on with the new songs.

Band: Kaddish
Song: Treading

Recorded by Ross Middlemiss (Little Anchors / Enemy Airships) in most likely Dundee because that’s where they all live, the track Treading is taken from KADDISH’s forthcoming album. Available to buy on bandcamp as a ‘name your price’ download, this track is worth paying a quid for – supporting underground rock – and making your music collection even better. After you’ve heard it a few times you’ll be thinking, “I’m so glad I bought that track. I’ll definitely buy the album too because I want these guys to make more music.” Repeat the line in italics a few times until the message sinks in to your subconscious.

Next up…

Band: The Sparrowhawk Orkestrel
Song: Never Trust A Lion

Regular readers if such a thing exists may have noticed in earlier posts that I’ve promised a live video from these guys. I do have it but I have to get back to Scotland this week, download it from the video guys, have the band OK it, and then stick it up on YouTube. This is the thing with broadband upload speeds in rural Ireland, they don’t exist. I’d be quicker going back in time and re-shooting it and then travelling back to present day then trying to upload it from where I am as I write this. Therefore, you should hug this track and buy it because it’s all you’ve got to keep you going until later this week. Or I invent time travel tonight like in PRIMER. Anyways… these guys are special.

Both The Sparrowhawk Orkestrel and Kaddish pack a punch live. To my ears, these tracks sound less intense than what the bands would typically deliver. That’s actually not a bad thing. If you’re new to either band then this is a solid place to start. Expect the albums when they get released shortly to be jaw-droppingly amazeballs. AMAZEBALLS? Yeah, I went there.

We salute you Dundee Rock City!




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