In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, Golden Grrrls’ Eilidh Rodgers (drums, vocals) and Ruari MacLean (guitar, vocals) give the scoop on Glasgow, Scotland. The band’s new self-titled album comes out February 26 on Slumberland.

Glasgow’s a brilliant city for music. There’s a great community here. We have two incredible record stores, Monorail Music and Volcanic Tongue, each catering to its own niche market. Monorail goes beyond the fundamentals and brings the whole art and music scene together. It’s based inside a vegan cafe/venue, which also includes Good Press, an amazing independent bookshop stocked full of independently published projects and incredible one off prints. I’ve seen some incredible shows there: Deerhoof, Teenage Fanclub, the Pastels—so many shows over the past 10 years!

A couple of months back, our friend Dep (who co-founded Monorail with Stephen Pastel) released an amazing compilation in collaboration with Stereo (another great venue) and Re:peater Records. It features eight bands and eight artists, all based in Glasgow. You should check it out. The bands are great, and it looks incredible.

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