IF LOOKING for a soundtrack to US election, why not take the best new releases from the Scottish Music Scene on board?

There are some tasty tracks out this week with Be Charlotte, Luna the Professor and Dead Pony in the mix.

There are also a handful of hidden gems to discover in the New Music Friday list below. Batter in...


Luna the Professor – Back on Track
A second release of the year for the emerging Lanarkshire four-piece

One-line review: “The same old Luna goodness but with a little added punk-rock edge.”
FFO: Declan Welsh and the Decadent West, Retro Video Club, The Dunts.


Weekend Debt – Pomposity
The Glasgow quartet showcase a “fresh sound” with their second single release of the year.

One-line review: “A quirky, upbeat toe-tapper cut with tasty guitar tones.”
FFO: Billy Mitchell, Fabric Bear, The Deep Shining Sea.


Leaving Bordeaux – This Time (No Mistakes)
The quintet shore up their dance-rock vibe laid down by Adrenaline, released earlier this year.

One-line review: “Pop-laden disco-rock with a soaring melody.”
FFO: Dancing on Tables, Swim School.


Dead Pony – 23 Never Me
Release number three of the year for the post-punk outfit.

One-line review: "Abrasive and urgent - a soundtrack to taking back control."
FFO: The Roly Mo, The Van T's, Spyres.


SIIGHTS – A Little Lonely
Duo return with a new track written with lockdown and isolation in mind.

One-line review: "An honest and reflective treatise on an issue facing so many right now."
FFO: Chiara Baillie, Tamzene, emaé


Indoor Foxes – Peach Stone (Thurs)
A fourth single of the year for the hard-working Edinburgh artist.

One-line review: “Smooth alt-pop with such a vibrant and unique voice.”
FFO: Ruby Gaines, Cara Rose.


Jamie Button – Flashbang (Thurs)
With his second release of the year, the singer-songwriter delivered an explosive track in time for Bonfire Night.

One-line review: “Four minutes of gold – ticks every box for a classic Indie-rock banger.”
FFO: The Capollos, The Rah’s, Catfish & The Bottlemen.


Colin Macleod – The Long Road (Weds)
The Isle of Lewis native showcases another track from his upcoming album.

One-line review: “Heart-sick melodies melt into more hopeful chorus hooks.”
FFO: Katee Kross, Malcolm MacWatt.


Be Charlotte – Back to Life (Weds)
The Dundee singer ends the year on a high note after a successful EP release in 2020.

One-line review: “A pop anthem which supplants the doom of 2020 with sheer positivity.”
FFO: Rachel Jack, Zoe Graham, Emily Burns.


Vukovi – SLO (Mon)
A first release for the Ayrshire duo since the release of their album Fall Better earlier this year.

One-line review: “Electro-industrial-rock-pop banger with a deadly breakdown.”
FFO: Echo Machine, Lucia & the Best Boys.