Eska - in session Steve Lamacq

Eska - One of the bands responsible for putting Glasgow Indie on the map.

Eska – In Session – 1996 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Eska - in session Steve Lamacq
Eska – One of the bands responsible for putting Glasgow Indie on the map.

Eska – in session – Recorded May 20, 1996 – Steve Lamacq program – BBC Radio 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection –

Over to Glasgow tonight for a BBC Radio 1 session by Eska for the Steve Lamacq program on May 20, 1996. Eska is a Scottish Indie band who got started in 1994. Until now most famous for the fact that old drummer and good friend Stuart Braithwaite left to start Mogwai, Glasgow’s most under-rated band are here with the goods to claim their crowns. Sure, they can master the slinky genre bending instrumental, but they are also adept at the dual vocal math-pop rock that has won them all that airplay and all those adoring fans. This record sounds less-straightforward and more inventive with each listen but you’ll never forget the first time that the catchy opening wriggle of “Goodbye To Victories” sucks you in. Colin Kearney contributes the finger-mashing heavy string riffage whilst Chris Mack brings in the frail heart-rending voice that spills over into his solo work as The James Orr Complex, the recent tour support for that Stuart guy’s band.

Marcelline Smith of Diskant has written a few words about the band at a recent gig, just to give you some idea if you aren’t familiar:

“Until now most famous for the fact that old drummer and good friend Stuart Braithwaite left to start Mogwai, Glasgow’s most under-rated band are here with the goods to claim their crowns. Sure, they can master the slinky genre bending instrumental, but they are also adept at the dual vocal math-pop rock that has won them all that airplay and all those adoring fans. This record sounds less-straightforward and more inventive with each listen but you’ll never forget the first time that the catchy opening wriggle of “Goodbye To Victories” sucks you in. Colin Kearney contributes the finger-mashing heavy string riffage whilst Chris Mack brings in the frail heart-rending voice that spills over into his solo work as The James Orr Complex, the recent tour support for that Stuart guy’s band”.

Have a listen and enjoy loud.




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