West Lothian quartet The Snuts have not been around for long, but they have been swift in establishing themselves as one of the brightest commodities in the Scottish indie rock scene.
Following a line of successful singles, the band have at last put out their debut EP – The Matador – and it is insanely good stuff.
They kick off with the title number, and right off the bat, the vocals from Jack Cochrane are just superb and something to behold. The song is also spotlighted by some mightily sweet bass lines. A combination of great riffs and drumming and an infectious chorus are the highlights of the latching What’s Going On?
Mixer commences on a mellow note, but it is not long before they jump up a gear with quite an enjoyable beat, and towards the end they take off with an awesome blast of energy. They soon finish on a high with Summertime, donning some stand out writing, a top notch harmonic performance and another satisfying build to a fervent climax before simmering nicely to a close.
From top to bottom, an incredibly tight record that perfectly showcases an act who are brimming with a lot of potential and are surely destined for greater things sooner than later.
The Snuts’ next live performance will be at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut on Saturday 22nd July, supporting The Ranzas alongside IBG and Ayakara as part of the venue’s 2017 Summer Nights festival.