If you thought we were blessed to get 16 tracks on last year’s compilation (still available digitally here), the record industry’s latest insider (sorry Ross, I won’t mention it again, promise) has outdone himself with a massive 31 tracks. 31 songs of love and loss and love again, from the likes of Breakfast Muff, Youngstrr Joey, Future Glue, Twin Mirrors, The Creeping Ivies, The Pooches, Spinning Coin, The Bellybuttons, Dune Witch Trails, Chump, Bin Men and loads more. 21 more to be precise. Bruce Springsteen was meant to be the future of rock & roll – wrong. Future Glue covering Grease is the future of rock & roll. I hope. Everyone made a big thing of Cher using autotune on I Believe. Glasgow’s own hip-hop snack loving living legends Bin Men show her how to do it properly with I’m A Believer. Spinning Coin’s cover of the Tommy James & the Shondells classic, Crimson and Clover, is as achingly beautiful as you’d expect it to be. I was lucky enough to see Youngstrr Joey perform Elvis’ Burning Love live last week, and you need to hear it. Buy this and you can.
I could go on, but then I’d be eating in to the time you should be spending buying a copy. It’s out this Saturday, 13th February, limited edition of 100, and you can pre-order it here. All profits go to the Greater Maryhill Foodbank and to Refugee Action, so you get to help people too. There’s a launch gig on the same day too, at Nice n Sleazy in Glasgow. Go and fall in love ❤