Music

What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Manc 4-piece IST IST with latest single ‘A New Love Song’

Arguably one of the most uncompromising and idiosyncratic acts around, Manchester’s post-punk quartet ist ist have been carving their own niche since their inception just over six years ago. Refusing to bay to industry influence of any kind, the band have managed to forge a reputation for

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Australian quartet PRIMO! with new single ‘Machine’

PRIMO! have announced the release of their second full-length album, Sogni, on April 17 via Upset The Rhythm. Sogni is the follow up to 2018’s Amici. Prior to the release of their forthcoming LP, the band have released new single Machine: Machine is a propulsive jangle of

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The band who wrote a song for A Celtic State of Mind have now had over a million hits

Ace City Racers were described by Clash Magazine as “Glasgow newcomers with guitar pop zest…” when they burst on to the scene with their Stephen Street-produced debut single Waiting back in 2015. Street famously produced Blur’s second single There’s No Other Way as well as albums Modern

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ACSOM’s Mixtape Social Club – Saturday Night Playlist #1

A Celtic State of Mind’s team of contributors love their music, and it is with this in mind that we have put together a Saturday night playlist… It’s a simple concept – like mixtapes always were – and you might hear something long forgotten or brand new

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? The Imbeciles’ eponymous debut LP

THE IMBECILES yesterday released their self-titled debut album of 13 imploded songs which rarely last more than two minutes. Recorded on tape in eight deranged days on the Texan-Mexican border, it’s packed with stripped-down musical information and resonant with atmosphere. A ghost of blues guitar haunts the

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NEW PODCAST: Screamacelica with Kevin Graham – Doves with ‘Lost Souls’

Andy Williams, the drummer of Manchester band Doves, is sitting in the control room of New Order’s studio in Cheetham Hill. He’s listening to the playback of the band’s debut album ‘Lost Souls’ that has been remastered for release on Heavenly Records on the 8th April 2000.

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Basia Bulat’s new album ‘Are You in Love?’

Basia Bulat’s new album ‘Are You in Love?’ (produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket) is out now via Secret City Records. Due to the pandemic striking the world right now, Bulat’s U.S. and Canadian spring tours will be rescheduled at a later date. “I’m still

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? The Imbeciles with ‘Decider’

Ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album, out 27th March, THE IMBECILES present their new single ‘Decider’, out now. Mesmerising, ghostly, seductive, urgent, poignant, ‘Decider’ is about the ultimate end game: death. This track draws you into its web and holds you there. There’s no

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What’s on ACSOM’s Stereo? Bethlehem Casuals with ‘The Drink’

When life gets tough, it’s not unusual to hit ‘The Drink’. And it’s no exception in the case of BETHLEHEM CASUALS, who slam down their new single ‘The Drink’, on all platforms today. A fiery concoction of exotic Middle Eastern rhythms, washed-down with swirling ’60s psychedelia, ‘The

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The ACSOM Review – David Keenan & Conchur White at King Tut’s

Who: David Keenan/Conchur White Where: KIng Tut’s, Glasgow When: Friday, 6 March 2020 Over the last few months I’ve been to half-a-dozen or so gigs. Some of the artists I’ve been to see were old favourites of mine, while others were acts which, at worst, I had

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