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As the general election looms, party leaders appear to be in locked in a contest to see who can squeeze the most references to “hard-working families” into one interview. Therefore, it seems appropriate for this column to get into the spirit of things and introduce The Winter Tradition a hard-working band from Edinburgh who are the epitome of the DIY ethic.
The four-piece self-release their self-produced second album, Lumi, tomorrow and begin a series of dates in May, with an appearance at Brew On The Bogg this Saturday. Call, the new single, is accompanied by a Shootback Productions video, filmed in the Merchant City’s St Andrew’s In The Square, once the preferred place of worship for Glasgow’s tobacco lords. Like the rest of the album, the song fuses hints of Celtic rock, with a well-produced pop sensibility likely to appeal to appeal to an ahem, broad church of the music electorate.
Highland trio Spring Break like to describe themselves as a psychedelic funk folk outfit, but to our ears, this week’s chosen track, The Slouch [ http://bit.ly/1IvyX7B ], is more reminiscent of the laid back, happy hip-hop of the early 90s. Fresh from a series of dates supporting Stanley Odd the band release their four track debut EP, Departure Lounge, on Monday.
The other songs also combine acoustic guitar with female backing vocals and a healthy injection of humour, which in some cases is reminiscent of the band they have just accompanied on tour.
Spring Break play Hootananny in Inverness on April 24 and Fort William’s Maryburgh Inn, the following night. The band will also be appearing at the Brew At The Bog Festival, which takes place on the Bogbain Farm on 2-3 May. Additional dates are set to be announced on their Facebook soon.