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n paper, something coming from Glasgow that sounds like a blend of Biffy Clyro, Glassjaw and Finch might be a head scratcher. But somehow Bear Arms make this work while shaking off the clichés and stereotypes most other bands acquire when trying to revive the prog-rock scene. Despite their drummer’s recent departure for university in Surrey, the quintet have been busy busting beats in the studio and playing acoustic gigs at our very own Caley Uni tent at any opportunity. The band’s unique style of trickling guitar licks and melodic vocals make for easy listening and ambience, a rarity amongst the local music scene.


ising from the ashes of previous band efforts, Dundee’s finest, Yeah Detroit, are certainly making their mark on the underground scene. The pop-punk quintet formed in 2009 and quickly gained a cult status across the country. Following on from 09’s successful EP, ‘Colapse’, the boys are back and catchier than ever with 2011’s ‘We Are All Our Friends’ - a four tracker set to further establish the rehash of melodic punk-rock. Think New Found Glory without the nasal vocals, The Swellers with chunkier guitars and Taking Back Sunday packing more punch. As the boys write on their own site: “The rest of 2011 will see the band head out on tour, release another record, make a lot of bad jokes and bring their own brand of dysfunctional, socially awkward music to the masses.” Can’t wait!

The Edit Issue 1 >> October 2011  

The Edit Issue 1 >> October 2011 Glasgow Caledonian University Students' Association Student Magazine. Written/Designed/Photographed by Cal...