It’s no great secret that Scotland’s music scene is a thing to be proud of. So we here at TSA have teamed up with Glasgow’s very own New Hellfire Club to bring you a monthly pick of who we think are doing epically well right now. Keep your eyes out for these up and coming bands. This is TSA and New Hellfire Club’s ‘Pick of the Month’.
On any given day this week you may well have greeted the morning with a post Freshers ‘oh my god is this really the first day of the rest of my life’ thought. You will probably have thought that it’s possible that you could die from the hangover making the plates of your skull grind at the mere flicker of an eyelid, but then just as you think you may survive it then the second blow of total recall from the night before will kick in. Your next thought will be ‘if this hangover doesn’t kill me then the shame most certainly will’.
Well we are here to tell you to put your big boy/girl pants on and get out of bed because your future is unwritten and this morning is the fresh page that you make your mark on. You don’t believe me? Well let’s consider the plus sides.
One is that you are not alone in thinking these things, and that a fair number of your newly found peers will also be spending the rest of the day eating painkillers, googling hangover cures, and resolutely refusing to make eye contact with anyone that may have been witness to the moment when you likely disgraced yourself beyond redemption.
Another thing to focus on is that you live in a time when the New Hellfire Club exists, and we are here to assist you in this new voyage that you have embarked on. It’s all good. Even with that soul crushing and confidence destroying hangover it’s all good. And of course you are now asking how we at the NHC will be looking to assist you.
Well just think of us as the people who have your back, because when you are on a high and loving life we can help soundtrack that. Even when the storm clouds gather we can be there for you too. We can provide the songs that will serve to smoothe away the tension from that stressed out brow. We are your ethically run, not for profit, one stop shop for all your artistic needs.Music, movies, books and artwork. All covered.
And with that over long advert – and wise words of advice offered – out of the way let us now provide you with the second recommendation from the artists who work with us. Drum roll please because here we have Anton & The Colts.
If you haven’t already heard of them then please do lend them your ears. This is the band that is currently tearing up the live scene and can most definitely be considered part of the cream that is floating to the top. It was from humble beginnings of the acoustic folk scene they were birthed, but they then hit the ground running off the back of their all killer and no filler ‘6.45 and 450 Down’ EP and they haven’t looked back since then.
Within the frame work of a live set they can take it down slow and have the audience swoon with a gentle Gram Parsons country vibe being explored, or have them ecstatically stomping their feet as they tackle The Doors doing the blues, but those explorations into their influences are very often overshadowed by their original material.
Material that within a modern context has ticked pretty much every single box needed to impress those who lean towards a rootsy style of music, but at the same time resolutely maintains keeping the door open to those whose natural inclination is not to claim to be a fan of those genres.
When the phrase something for everyone is touted Anton & The Colts effortlessly spring to our minds. And with that being said we wouldn’t like to leave it as just a recommendation as you can check them out for yourself by searching for them on either Facebook or Bandcamp, or by seeking out their live YouTube video, shot in our own shop.
Anton & The Colts can also be found on Facebook.