In the depths of a cold, dark Scottish winter, there is nothing I like better than wrapping myself in a duvet cocoon, sticking on my old summer soundtrack and praying for miracles. For my ‘hibernation happy hour’ this week, I’ve unearthed an EP from summer 2013 by a wonderful up-and-coming from Glasgow.
For me, Between Dog And Wolf by Bad Luck is summer sunshine condensed into 5 brilliant, guitar laced tracks. The brains behind the operation is Calum Doris, former guitarist of Airdrie rock band Flood Of Red. After penning the songs for the EP at the end of 2012, he recorded the guitars, bass and keyboards himself, and brought in friend Nick Green to provide the anchoring drum beat. Rounding out the sound is the crystal clear vocals of Kim Miller, who’s harmonies really add an extra layer to the songs.
The result? An EP that is still heavy on my iTunes rotation; tunes like ‘Float‘ remind me of lazy summer afternoons, whilst the catchy hook on ‘Hillstreet’ is an anthem in the making.
The EP is available to purchase on the Bad Luck Bandcamp. If an EP alone isn’t enough to satisfy, you can catch Bad Luck live at the King Tuts New Year Revolution in Glasgow on January 15th. This gig series introduces 30 new Scottish bands over 8 nights. The band have previously hinted at the potential of débuting new material here, so fans shouldn’t miss out!