All posts by charleybuchan

Tryptamines IMA Nomination

Exciting update on the April release, ‘The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way’ by Tryptamines. They have only gone and been nominated for an Independent Music Award again, this time for Best Instrumental EP. This is Tryptamines second nomination for the prestigious New York based awards, having scooped Best Eclectic EP last year. This time around also sees producer Morphamish up for Best Producer category. These lads work damn hard for their art, good luck fellas, very well deserved!

Those of you who are familiar with Tryptamines will know the classical inspired playing of Chemical Callum and the tripped-out beats of Tom the Noisemonger is unique and beautiful in such an original and often unsettling way that leaves an air of mystery and intrigue around the outfit. Settle down, switch off and tune in to the Tryptamines Experience. Album available here –



End of Year Recognition for Best Girl Athlete

“alluring vocals and striking lyrics that shape each track on this exceptionally well shaped album”

The lovely Ravechild have included the self-titled Best Girl Athlete album and track Cigarette Dreams on their end of year, best albums and tracks list. So grateful for this. If you haven’t come across either yet, check out what Ravechild say


CS Buchan & Friends

Okay, so the cover of this has caused a bit of a stir. As a homage to June Imray – The Torry Quine, we found the exact same spot at the Torry Battery and (at great personal embarrassment) secured a pretty similar outfit to recreate her iconic LP Cover of 1976. The album itself is not in any way a musical nod to the legendary North-East entertainer and for those seeking a bit of the saucy ‘The Quine who does the strip at Inverurie’, you may be disappointed. However, it is a typically excellent collection of songs where Buchan has utilised a host of musically talented friends to create something very unique. There are guest vocalist on every track bar one, including Steven Milne (Little Kicks), Iona Fyfe (nominee for Scots Singer of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017), Guy Capecelatro III (Burst & Bloom Records) and Brendon Massei (Viking Moses) and Chemical Callum (Tryptamines – winner of Independent Music Award (IMAs) in New York, 2016). It’s a cracker! The album will be released on all digital platforms, CD and vinyl with a release date being announced soon.

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Toot! French Horn Tuition

Any aspiring French horn players out there? I always thought the French Horn was a 1970’s European adult movie…but no, it’s a magnificent instrument that can be found on a host of classical and contemporary music. From Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 to The Rolling Stones, ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ and The Beach Boys, ‘God Only Knows’. If this is of interest, get in touch with North East of Scotland Music School at or 01224 649685.

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Lucy / Frayed Single Premiere


New Best Girl Athlete single premiere of ‘Lucy’ with previously unreleased B-side, ‘Frayed’, written by Fitlike friend Guy Capecelatro III and is one of the most poignant songs I have heard, it really is achingly beautiful. . Thanks to Mahogany for the premiere. Stream or buy here.
“…filled with twinkling piano melodies and Katie’s heart-wrenchingly fragile vocals, but is no less beautiful in all its melancholic majesty.”