New Track from X Band – ‘Name of Track’

Check out the new track by X Band. Given 4-star review in NME!



Suspire – Back in the Studio Writing New Album

Back in the studio writing a new album and preparing a new set…

It’s been a whilst since our last post here – and for that we apologise. Forgetting of course that not everyone is on Facebook and Twitter, we have neglected our blog a little here as a result. Must do better, we know.

So… time for a much needed update.  Over the last few months, we have had a bit of a rollercoaster ride with a number of life’s “treasures” being thrown our way. If nothing else, it has definitely given us more songwriting fuel.  We’ve been back in the studio a few weeks now and are already around 5 songs in to our new set. By Christmas, we hope to be bringing you the first of our new tracks and will also announce the first of our live dates to showcase this.

For now, we’ll leave you with a few images from our time at the SAMAs earlier this month and our 1st anniversary video (and partnering Facebook post) of our debut album.





Suspire – Live at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Fri 19th June

Suspire – Live at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Fri 19th June

Doors: 8:30pm

Suspire play their last Glasgow show of the summer before heading back into the studio to work on their forthcoming releases. The band support Lisbon, who are currently on their UK tour, with further support from Edinburgh natives, Indigo Velvet.

Tickets £6.50 (+ (0.42p booking fee) – Book now.

Coming up this week

Interview and live session at Sunny G Radio – Live on Thu 11th June, 7-8pm.

Suspire live at King Tuts_Fri19thJune


Suspire debut album review in the Sunday Herald

Suspire debut album review in the Sunday Herald: Released on Mon 8th Sept | Clay Davis Records

The article below has been sourced from:

(Review by Barry Didcock, Sunday Herald).

Suspire debut album

Suspire are a four-piece from Glasgow with a liking for what they call rock’n’roll synth pop, a leaning which finds its most potent expression on Moonshine and Salvation Sister, the two standout tracks on this self-released debut.

The first, with its bright synth washes aims for club-friendly euphoria, while the second builds its equally hummable chorus round the fuzz-laden guitars of Paul Duffin and Chris Kelly. Elsewhere, Abigail ticks the acoustic ballad box and, because every band needs a barnstorming showstopper, Yes! delivers an upbeat thumper with another soaring chorus. The other notable thing about Suspire is that they have a female drummer, Clare Duffin. Think A-Ha but with the Velvet Underground’s Mo Tucker on skins. If you’re under 30 and those names mean nothing, Suspire occupy a spot somewhere between Aussie synth duo Empire Of The Sun and Los Angeles-based “chillwave” pioneers Toro Y Moi and Washed Out – which really isn’t a bad place to be.

Barry Didcock